12 Armenian Folk Songs/Piano
Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1963 Author: Alan Hovhaness
Publisher: Edition Peters ISBN: 9990381062
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Paperback (June 1963), usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks
Amazon Review
Good Teaching Material
"Twelve Armenian Folk Songs" is a collection of short compositions that are based on original Armenian melodies. Many of them are based on simple five finger positions that are altered only slightly. Modal sounds, contrary motion, ostinatos, and lyric melodies make it a stimulating source for early piano students. Some of the pieces are challenging but they are all based on the repitition of patterns. The collection provides a more intellectual and creative challenge to the young pianist than is commonly found in piano literature. I love teaching these pieces and most importantly, my students love playing them. The difficulty level of this collection is similar to Bartok's "For Children."