Making keyboard skills a pleasure

For teachers of all keyboard instruments, it can be an uphill task to find teaching material for keyboard musicianship - realising figured bass, score reading, transposing, harmonising and improvisation.  Coupled with the reluctance of many students to engage with keyboard skills in the first place (perhaps due to lack of confidence, and lack of perceived progress) they can become a chore for both teacher and student, undertaken with gritted teeth in the shadow of an impending exam. "Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a book of graded exercises for students of every standard, including complete beginners, to improve their…

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