As you'll have seen in my other thread I have a desire to play "For Elise" as it is a piece of piano repertoire I both know (as in am familiar with) and like.
I'm having a bit of a tussle with myself where piano is concerned at the moment as I feel that I'm just not getting anywhere so seem to practise less to avoid the disappointment and frustration of getting nowhere so am probably not making the progress that I could if i dedicated myself to it.
This is further complicated by the fact that I am getting back in to clarinet practise in a big way and can see the progress I am making there.
Anyway, I've been thinking a lot like this and there are certain things that I will discuss with my teacher but I feel two of the things I need to do is work on my sightreading and work on building up a bank of pieces I could actually feel happy performing.
I have a hymn book and was sightreading a piece for the kids service this morning and doing a reasonable job but without all the full harmonies in the right hand. I thought I might do more of this but also reading my For Elise thread made me wonder if there are any books you recommend with a set of familiar and popular piano repertoire pieces set at around a grade4/5 level that I could work on along side the pieces my teacher sets with the aim of being able to perform and enjoy at this level and not just hammer away struggling to play them. I like things like the For Elise, Satie's Premiere Gymnopedie etc...
Any suggestions and advice much appreciated - Preferably not too expensive