mswilks wrote: ↑
Tue May 21, 2019 12:25 pm
The Keith Snell Essential Piano Repertoire has multiple volumes. My son worked through the early books with his teacher before moving on, and I thought it was quite good.
I second ddray's advice about Bach. The easier Bach preludes (from the Anna Magdalena Notebook, for example) are fairly accessible and also give you a sense -- as does the Snell series -- that you're playing something "real." The suggestion for Mikrokosmos is extremely good because you have to rely purely on reading the music rather than roughly anticipating the music (which is more likely with Bach).
I want to second this post. It’s almost exactly what I am doing.
I do daily work on First Lessons in Bach, and I am working through all the Snell repertoire books. Snell gives you a nice introduction to music by serious composers. I’ve also worked out of Mikrokosmos a bit. It’s not for everybody, but I happen to like it.
I add a few sing & play pop tunes and some blues to my routine.
I play about 90 minutes per day now.