"Taking Turns" by Christine Donkin

Discovering Christine Donkin earlier this year was a game changer for me. I love studying classical music and I love playing recognizable pop/rock tunes, but what I didn't know is that I truly LOVE fantasy/adventure/cinematic pieces by unknown (to me) contemporary composers.

After listening to a few of her pieces on youtube, I quickly bought her Piano Pieces Vol. I: Elementary, a collection of three books in one volume with levels ranging from prep to grade 3. The pieces are easy enough, yet quite challenging — I'm done with the first book (Jumping in the Mud) and working through the second one (Comics & Card Tricks), and even the most basic preparatory pieces require musicality, artistry and good technique. I find them super motivating!

Music sheet for this piece:

Book Piano Pieces Vol. I: Elementary (amazon)

Single sheet for Taking Turns (sheet music direct)

This article was updated on November 4, 2023

Maira Martins

Hi, I'm Maira and this is my attempt at old-fashioned personal blogging in the era of social media overload. I'm a day trader, programmer and photographer currently based in Valencia, Spain, and the last thing I want to talk about is work.

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