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What songs are included with the PianoMaestro?

PianoMaestro comes with over 250 songs from the masters. This includes:

Albeniz: España, Opus 165 (1890) – Prélude, Tango, Malagueña, Serenata, Capricho, Catalan, Zortzico, Suite española (1886) – Granada, Cataluña (Curranda), Sevilla, Cádiz (Saeta), Asturias (Leyenda), Aragon (Fantasia), Castilla (Seguidillas), Cuba (Notturno)

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Part I, BWV 846-869 (1722) – Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 846, Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 847, Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 850

Balakirew: Islamej (Oriental fantasia) (1869)

Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 C minor, Opus 10/1 (1798), Sonata No. 8 C minor (Pathetique) , Opus 13 (1799), Sonata No. 11 Bb major, Opus 22 (1800), Sonata No. 14 C# minor (Moonlight) , Opus 27/2 (1801), Sonata No. 21 C major (Waldstein) , Opus 53 (1804), Sonata No. 23 F minor (Appassionata) , Opus 57 (1804), Sonata No. 26 Eb major (Les Adieux) , Opus 81a (1809), Fur Elise, Sonata No. 29 Bb major (Hammerklavier) , Opus 106 (1818)

Borodin: Petite Suite (1885) – In the monastery, Intermezzo, Mazurka, Réverie, Serenade, Nocturne

Brahms: Sonata C major, Opus 1 (1853), 7 Fantasia, Opus 116 (1892) – No. 2 Intermezzo, No. 5 Intermezzo, No. 6 Intermezzo, 4 Piano pieces, Opus 119 (1893), Rhapsodie

Burgmueller: Etudes, Opus 109 – The pearls, The Fountain, Thunderstorm

Chopin: 5 Mazurkas, Opus 7 (1831), Etudes, Opus 10 (1832) – No 1, No 5 Black Key, No 12 Revolutionary, Grande Valse Brilliante, Opus 18 (1831), Ballade G minor, Opus 23 (1835), Etudes, Opus 25 (1836), Nocturnes, Opus 27 (1835), Préludes, Opus 28 (1838), Scherzo Bb minor, Opus 31 (1837), 4 Mazurkas, Opus 33 (1838), Piano sonata No. 2 Bb minor, Opus 35 (1839), Polonaise Ab major, Opus 53 (1842), Fantaisie-Impromptu, Opus 66 (1834)

Debussy: Suite bergamasque (1905) – Prélude, Menuet, Clair de Lune, Passepied

Granados: Danzas españolas (1900) – No. 2 – Oriental, No. 3 – Zarabanda, No. 4 – Villanesca

Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book I, Opus 12 (1867) – No. 2 Valse, No. 3 Watchman’s song, No. 4 Fairy Dance, Lyric Pieces Book II Opus 38 (1883), No. 4 Halling, Lyric Pieces Book III, Opus 43 (1886) – No. 1 Butterfly, No. 2 Solitary Traveller, No. 4 Little Bird, Lyric Pieces Book V, Opus 54 (1891) – No. 3 March of the Dwarfs, Lyric Pieces Book VIII, Opus 65 – No. 6 Wedding-day at Troldhaugen, Lyric Pieces Book X, Opus 71 (1901) – No. 3 Puck

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major, Hoboken XVI:35 (1780), Piano Sonata in G major, Hoboken XVI:40 (1784)

Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan (Fantasia on Mozart’s Don Giovanni) (1841), Love dreams (1850), Grandes Etudes de Paganini (1851), Études d’exécution transcendante (1851) – No. 4 Mazeppa, No. 5 Feux Follets, No. 8 – Wild Hunt, 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies (1885)

Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Book 2, Opus 30 (1834), Songs without Words Book 4, Opus 53 (1841), No. 5 – Folk song, Songs without Words Book 5, Opus 62 (1844) – No. 3 Funeral march, No. 4 Morning Song, No. 5 Venetian Gondola Song

Mozart: Sonata No. 8 D major, KV 311 (1777), Sonata No. 10 C major, KV 330 (1783), Sonata No. 11 A major (Alla Turca) , KV 331 (1783), Sonata No. 12 F major, KV 332 (1783), Sonata No. 13 Bb major, KV 333 (1783), Sonata No. 16 C major (Sonata facile) , KV 545 (1788), Sonata No. 17 Bb major, KV 570 (1789)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), Promenade Gnomus, Promenade Il vecchio Castello, Promenade The Tuileries, Bydlo, Promenade Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, Promenade The Market Place of Limoges, Catacombae Con mortuis in lingua mortua, The Hut on Chicken’s Legs (Baba-Yaga), The Great Gate of Kiev

Ravel: Jeux d’eau (1901), Miroirs (1905) – Noctuelles, Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) – Ondine, Le Gibet, Scarb

Schubert: Piano Sonata in D major, D 850, Opus 53 (1825), Fantasia C major (Wanderer) , D 760, Opus 15 (1822), 6 Moments musicaux, D 780, Opus 94 (1828), Piano Sonata in A minor, D 784, Opus 143 (1823), 4 Impromptus, D 899, Opus 90 (1827), 4 Impromptus, D 935, Opus posth. 142, Piano Sonata in Bb major, D 960 (1828)

Schumann: Abegg Variations, Opus 1 (1830) – Thema, Var.I, Var.II, Var.III, Finale alla Fantasia, Scenes from Childhood, Opus 15 (1838) – A Tale of Distant Lands, Curious Story, Blindman’s Buff, Pleading Child, Perfect Happiness, Great Adventure, Reverie, By the Fire-side, On the Rocking Horse, Almost Too Serious, Hobgoblin, In Slumberland, The Poet speaks, Kreisleriana, Opus 16 (1838), Album for the young, Opus 68 (1848) – The happy Farmer, Knecht Ruprecht

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Opus 37a (1876) – January “At the Fireside”, February “Carnival”, March “Song of the Lark”, April “Snowdrop”, May “Starlight Nights”, June “Barcarolle”, July “Song of the Reaper”, August “Harvest”, September “The Hunt”, October “Autumn Song”, November “Troika Ride”, December “Christmas”

 

The songs above are too difficult.   Can PianoMaestro help me if I am a beginner?

For beginners, PianoMaestro also comes with selected exercises from Robyn Payne’s book and DVD – Simply Piano.

 

robynpaynefrontSimply Piano is a book and DVD set that provides a comprehensive introduction to the piano. Produced with the beginner in mind, Simply Piano includes a DVD with over an hour of structured piano lessons and an 80 page full-colour book.

Simply Piano covers essentials such as posture, hand position, finger independence, scales and chords through 21 exercises that progresses from popular classics to improvisation.

If you purchase the Simply Piano book and DVD, you will also receive a complete set of MIDI files to be used with the PianoMaestro.

The song I want to learn to play is not listed above.   What can I do?

The PianoMaestro reads standard piano MIDI files, which are readily available on the internet.   For example, a Google search for “Chopin MIDI” will yield numerous options.

Below are some links to MIDI music sites:

I have sheet music. Can the PianoMaestro help me?

The PianoMaestro reads standard piano MIDI files. Fortunately, there are a number of inexpensive OCR programs on the market for sheet music. These programs take as input a scan of your sheet music. These programs then output a MIDI file, that can be used on the PianoMaestro.

The program that we have had great success with is called Sharp Eye 2. You can download a trial copy at www.visiv.co.uk

Please note that PianoMaestro does not have any affiliations with Visiv.

I want to learn to play popular songs / jazz.   Can PianoMaestro help me?

Yes, the PianoMaestro can help you learn any style of music if it is available in MIDI format.   MIDI files are readily available for free or purchase on the internet.   Due to copyright restrictions, we do not provide them on this site.   However, we are confident that you will be able to find the MIDI file that you need.