I bought this 'Sound of Music:Easy PIano' and an 'Easy Piano' edition of Mary Poppins at the same time, for a specific piano student
to use....and I noticed that the Mary Poppins book DID follow the usual 'Easy Piano' guidelines but this edition of Sound of Music does not.
"Easy Piano" these days implies specific guidelines for arrangers/editors.
Unless I am mistaken, this edition does not follow the current guidelines for 'Easy Piano'.
Maybe in the early 60's when these arrangements were made by Mark Nevin,
this WAS the current style for 'Easy Piano'. But today's typical 'Easy Piano' is easier than this.
Therefore the product listing is misleading: "The Sound of Music: Easy Piano".
In my case, this was not what I wanted. I can use this book with another student,
but not with the student I bought it for.
Specifically, these arrangements include lots of slurs, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo,
dotted eighth sixteenths, eighth note triplets, and a smaller font size typical of older engravings.
The note choices (no more than two notes at once in either hand) do seem fine for Easy Piano.
There is a supposedly simpler edition called 'Beginner Piano Solos' edited by Bill Boyd,
I have that on order, because this edition does not fit the parameters I wanted for a certain student.
I also ordered an easy piano edition with play a long CD, and will try that one out too.
What SHOULD this edition be listed as, if not 'Easy Piano'? Maybe 'Early Intermediate'?