|Difficulty level||7 - 8|
|Published||18th June 2009|
|Availability||35 in stock|
By now, we must all be familiar with Mark Tanner's brilliant and entertaining Eye-Tunes series for pianists at all stages of development. An experienced pianist, lecturer, examiner and adjudicator, Mark Tanner appears to have hit the bull's-eye in knowing just how to spark young pianists' enthusiasm and motivation. The ideas are all so witty and entertaining that the titles alone will amuse any bored pupil...students will thoroughly enjoy playing through and performing these original pieces, which always entertain audiences at concerts and festivals.
EPTA Piano Professional
Mark Tanner is a pianist, teacher, composer, examiner and adjudicator with a wealth of experience, and this has enabled him to capture the very nub of children's imaginations and sparky curiosity while practising the piano. No one has ever said that playing the piano is an easy skill, but with these entertaining pieces, students will enjoy the hard work needed to perform them...All the pieces are varied, colourful, lively and of great character and imagination...Mark Tanner is to be congratulated for offering such a broad range of new material, which is educational and so imaginatively innovative.
Nadia Lasserson, EPTA Journal
..this delightful series of charming improvisational pieces...a colossal range of varying moods and characters which offer the students an enormous amount of new repertoire...all pieces which cannot fail to amuse, entertain and inspire young students to practise. The plethora of witty ideas from the composer offers much to enjoy.
Jenny Macmillan, Piano Professiona
The first six books of Eye-Tunes were very highly recommended...I loved the atmosphere of the first piece in Book 7, Fibreoptic Horizon. Acid Rain is ingenious, and Spider Sleeps, Spider Wakes is highly suggestive. All in a Day's Work has a wonderful left hand bass line throughout the piece. Overall, there is plenty of variety in this music – good, solid pieces for students of grade 7 to 8 standard. Much to be recommended.
Jenny Macmillan, Piano Professional
All these books show Mark Tanner in fine form with enough innovative musical ideas to give serious students a chance to let their hair down at the keyboard. Ideal for stressed teenagers during their public examination sessions, these pieces cannot fail to give everyone a chance to relax and sight-read with a smile.
Nadia Lasserson, EPTA Journal
An outstanding contribution to the repertoire for players of all
standards and ages by an exceptionally gifted composer and pianist
John McLeod, composer
An inspirational and highly motivating collection of new pieces... certain to stimulate
Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE
An exciting and enriching new series...something for everyone
Roy Stratford, Head of Piano, St Paul's School, London
Tanner has created a rich array of short character pieces providing a treasure-trove of teaching material
Frederick Stocken, composer