FunKey! is a new and exciting approach to improving piano sight-reading and awareness of key, created by experienced piano teacher and composer Lindsey Berwin. It consists of five books of beautifully crafted short jazz pieces, designed to support the requirements of the ABRSM examination board in a fun way. The pieces are in a variety of styles, notably Rock, Swing and Latin, increasing in difficulty from level 1 to level 5. They appear first in C major/A minor, then in a range of other keys according to the needs of the comparable examination grade. Each book comes with an accompanying CD of backing tracks, both to encourage fluency, and to add an extra enjoyable element to the playing!
FunKey! is available online from Amazon, Musicroom or directly from the publisher at www.kevinmayhew.com, as well as in selected music shops nationwide.
Hi Lindsey, I had never heard of these before, but I am always looking for new material, so will definitely get some to try out.
Hi Cynthia. Many apologies for not replying to your message on my web page way back in 2016!! The truth is that, in my technological ignorance, I hadn’t realised that people communicate using this means. As a result, I haven’t checked the page since its inception! I’ve only just done so because my daughter has updated the site to include my latest publication.
I hope you managed to get hold of FunKey, and have found it useful.
My apologies again.