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In Recital® Throughout the Year (with Performance Strategies)

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In Recital® Throughout the Year is a series that focuses on fabulous repertoire, intended to motivate your students. We know that to motivate, the teacher must challenge the student with attainable goals. This series makes that possible.
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  • Musically engaging pieces by leading FJH composers and arrangers
  • Addresses the technical strengths and weaknesses of students
  • Carefully leveled to ensure attainable goals—crucial in motivating students
  • Recital repertoire for the entire year
  • Original solos and duets
  • Arrangements of famous classical themes
  • Pieces for Halloween, Christmas, and Fourth of July recitals
  • A progressive discussion by Dr. Helen Marlais on the art of performance
  • Companion CD included
  • In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 1
    Edited by Helen Marlais

    FJH1459 / 6.95

    Early Elementary
    Focus on fabulous repertoire to motivate your students! These first two books in a new series introduce elementary level students to recital performance, with original, engaging pieces by outstanding FJH composers. Their wide-ranging styles offer teachers and students original solos and duets, arrangements of famous classical themes, and pieces for Halloween, Christmas, and the Fourth of July—all carefully leveled to ensure attainable goals, and to address students’ technical strengths and weaknesses. A companion CD of instructive performances make each volume of In Recital® Throughout the Year a multimedia experience, all at unbeatably low prices!

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 2
    Edited by Helen Marlais

    FJH1460 / 6.95

    Elementary
    The outstanding FJH composers of Book 1 return to further engage and challenge more experienced elementary students in Book 2 of In Recital® Throughout the Year. New musical concepts are introduced (legato and staccato articulations, crescendo/ decrescendo, ritardando, rests, etc.), and familiar ones reinforced (note values, keys, hand positions, etc.). The companion CD can be used as a motivational tool, to help the student gain an intuitive understanding of each piece. Recital preparation tips continue to build excitement into the approach to recital performance. Higher grade level than Book 1, same low price!

     


       

    In Recital Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 3

    FJH1461 / 6.95

    Late Elementary
    In this third In Recital® collection, Judith Strickland joins us, with a lyrical solo, Autumn Colors. The repertoire features arrangements of Puccini’s O mio babbino caro, Beethoven’s Allegretto, from Symphony No. 7, and the theme from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, along with solos and duets from Bober, Brown, Greenleaf, McLean, and Olson. As part of the curriculum, students learn: playing legato and staccato at the same time, blocked and broken major, minor, and diminished chords, and scales with finger crossings that extend beyond 5-finger patterns. A companion CD is included.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 4

    FJH1462 / 6.95

    Early Intermediate
    In Book 4, we welcome contributions by Martín Cuéllar (a lyrical etude), David Karp (a Halloween piece and an equal-part duet), and Kevin Costley (an arrangement of America the Beautiful), along with showpieces by Melody Bober and Kevin Olson, who has also arranged a classical theme solo of Offenbach’s Barcarolle. New elements include: sixteenth note patterns, compound meters, inversions of I, IV, and V chords, octave scale passages, some LH melodic passages, and more intricate accompaniments. The CD and teaching pages address more advanced performance issues.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 5

    FJH1463 / 7.95

    Intermediate
    In Recital® Book 5 opens with an expressive Notturno by Valerie Roth Roubos, affording the chance to demonstrate beautifully sustained legato line, and other accomplishments, learned in earlier books. Equal-part duets by Bober, Olson, and McLean expand the student’s understanding of ensemble play, while four challenging new solos round out the repertoire. Triplets, one and two octave scale passages, rolled chords, double thirds, simple ornamentation and playing two voices within the same hand are explored in the teaching pages and the CD.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume One, Book 6

    FJH1464 / 7.95

    Late Intermediate
    Some of the most rewarding In Recital music is here in the final book of Volume One! Melody Bober leads off with a lyrical solo. Kevin Olson then offers a Toccata and Fugue arrangement and later, a jazzy Christmas solo. Ed McLean contributes an equal-part duet arrangement of the Toreador Song, while Martín Cuéllar, David Karp, and Timothy Brown (2 solos!), showcase highlights of their own. New elements include dotted eighths, triplet sixteenths, scales in tenths, syncopation, jazz chords, parallel and color chords, middle pedal use, and more, found in the teaching text and the CD.

     


    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 1

    FJH1552 / 6.95

    Early Elementary
    Book 1 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, a friendly practice guide and schedule, a checklist for playing before an audience, and "Steps for a Winning Performance," as part of an ongoing discussion on the art of performance. It features engaging pieces by FJH composers for the early elementary student. Highlights include arrangements of classical themes: Liszt (arr. Strickland), Liebestraum, Nocturne No. 3, Tchaikovsky (arr. Brown), Piano Concerto No.1, 2nd Movement; and a patriotic solo: Sousa (arr. McLean) The Stars and Stripes Forever, plus lyrical solos, duets, and holiday selections. A companion CD of performances is provided.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 2

    FJH1553 / 6.95

    Elementary
    Book 2 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, a friendly practice guide and schedule, an "Imagine Your Performance" feature, and an "After the Recital" review, as part of a continuing discussion on the art of performance. New musical concepts are introduced (legato and staccato articulations, crescendo/ decrescendo, ritardando, rests, etc.), and familiar ones reinforced (note values, keys, hand positions, etc.). Contents include a classical theme arrangement: Tchaikovsky (arr. Brown) Serenade for Strings, 2nd MovementWaltz;, and a patriotic solo: George M. Cohan (arr. McLean) You're a Grand Old Flag; plus solos, arrangements, and an equal part duet. Includes a companion CD of performances.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 3

    FJH1554 / 6.95

    Late Elementary
    Book 3 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, a friendly practice guide and schedule, a "2 weeks, 2 tips" feature, and "Steps for a Winning Performance," as part of an ongoing discussion on the art of performance. In Book 3, students learn: playing legato and staccato at the same time, blocked and broken major, minor, and diminished chords, and scales with finger crossings that extend beyond 5-finger patterns as part of the curriculum. Contents include classical theme arrangements: Ravel (arr. Brown), Pavane pour une infante défunte and Brahms (arr. McLean), Symphony No. 1, 4th Movement; plus solos, arrangements, and an equal part duet. Includes a companion CD of performances.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 4

    FJH1555 / 6.95

    Early Intermediate
    Book 4 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, a "Preparing for Success" practice guide, a "Creating a Story" feature, and "During and After the Recital," as part of a progressive discussion on the art of performance. New elements include: sixteenth note patterns, compound meters, inversions of major, minor, and diminished I, IV, and V chords, hand-over-hand arpeggios, some L.H. melodic passages, and more intricate accompaniments. Contents include solos and arrangements, plus classical and patriotic themes: An equal part duet version of Bizet's Habanera (arr. Olson), and a solo arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Bober). The CD and teaching pages address more advanced performance issues.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 5

    FJH1556 / 7.95

    Intermediate
    Book 5 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, a "Calendar for Success" practice guide to set goals, performance strategies for before and the day of the recital, and "Practicing with the Metronome," as part of a continuing discussion on the art of performance. Triplets, one- and two-octave scale passages, rolled chords, double thirds, simple ornamentation and playing two voices within the same hand are introduced and explored in the teaching pages. Contents include classical themes: Tchaikovsky (arr. Olson), Miniature Overture from The Nutcracker Suite, and an equal part duet arrangement of Rossini's The Barber of Seville Overture (arr. Brown), plus original solos, and an equal part duet. The CD and teaching pages address more advanced performance issues.

     


       

    In Recital® Throughout the Year
    (with Performance Strategies)
    Volume Two, Book 6

    FJH1557 / 7.95

    Late Intermediate
    Book 6 of In Recital® Vol. Two offers tips on recital preparation, advice on "Managing Performance Jitters," the "Bull's Eye" practice strategy, and a guide to "What Makes a Performance Stellar?" as part of an ongoing discussion on the art of performance. New elements include dotted eighths, triplets and sixteenths, scales in tenths, syncopation, jazz chords, an introduction to Spanish rhythms and style, and more. Contents include classical themes: J.S. Bach (arr. Costley), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, an equal part duet: Cervantes (arr. McLean), El Velorio; a Christmas solo: Willis (arr. Bober) It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, plus original solos. The CD and teaching pages address more advanced performance issues.

     


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