The Joy of Second-Year Piano is a method and repertory for late beginner to early intermediate pianists, developed from the best-selling series by Denes Agay. Following on from the immensely popular First-Year book, the numerous pieces have been carefully selected, and are further supported by an opening tutorial section, specially-written warm-up exercises and helpful written notes throughout.
The Joy of Second-Year Piano aims to provide competent beginners of all ages with the repertory and guidance to develop new skills as they reinforce fundamental techniques. Featuring progressive pieces with an emphasis on repetition of learned skills, the book can be worked through piece by piece or depending on the students' ability.
The book includes well-known classical favorites by the most prominent composers, and students will likely have heard many of these, including William Tell Overture, The Can-Can, Fí_r Elise and Vivaldi's Autumn, among many others.