Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ is a piece that has become very famous over the past 100 years. Although initially composed for a full orchestra, it is equally beautiful on single instruments and for smaller ensembles.
We have been working on this with different students on and off for the past year. Recently, we rediscovered it after a teenage student heard it on the Alton Towers TV advert and wanted to learn it.
We discovered a couple of excellent tutorials on youtube – see below and have a go a home! The piece is highly addictive so be prepared to get hooked!
This week we are working on Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball’. The piano cover of it is very beautiful – the melody lines come out nicely with a strong baseline in the left hand. Once again, Peter PlutaX has an excellent piano tutorial on youtube:
John Legend has some very beautiful songs – and as we all working with the piano know,he also loves featuring his piano playing skills in his videos!
For our all time favourite John Legend song ‘All of Me’, go on youtube and search for Peter PlutaX – he has an excellent youtube channel on piano tutorials – here is a direct link to his piano tutorial on ‘All of Me’: