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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 1
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2242 / 6.95

We’ve chosen the best solos from the In Recital® series, and put them under one cover. Book 1 features 13 pieces: eight original solos, three folk tunes, and two classical arrangements. There is a wide-range of styles: lyrical pieces from Melody Bober, Mary Leaf, and Elizabeth Greenleaf; a rag from Jason Sifford; a jazz piece from Christopher Goldston; and a gospel number from Edwin McLean. Some have optional duet parts. Free downloadable recordings assist in preparation and serve as a motivational tool.

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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 2
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2243 / 6.95

Book 2 includes 12 sensational selections–ten original pieces including blues, rags, and Latin styles by Kevin Olson, Edwin McLean, and Robert Schultz. Original pieces by Christopher Goldston, Mary Leaf, and Elizabeth Greenleaf also add to the mix. There is even one folk song and one classical piece. New musical concepts are introduced such as tied notes, legato and staccato articulations, accents and first and second endings. Most pieces call for limited hands-together playing. Students play in a variety of keys using accidentals instead of key signatures.

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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 3
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2244 / 6.95

The focus is on fabulous repertoire in this late elementary book! The 10 engaging original solos make your recital choices easy, plus there are 3 all-time favorite arrangements: Peacherine Rag, Frankie and Johnny, and The Arkansas Traveler. A variety of styles–blues, lyrical waltzes, and rags by Kevin Olson, Kevin Costley, Valerie Roth Roubos, Timothy Brown, Lee Evans, Judith R. Strickland, David Karp and Melody Bober–keep students motivated. Easy syncopation, swing, use of pedal and dotted rhythms are a few of the new concepts in Book 3.

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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 4
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2245 / 6.95

Book 4 provides a perfect balance of styles to traditional repertoire with pieces by Judith R. Strickland, Kevin Olson, Valerie Roth Roubos, David Karp, Melody Bober, Martín Cuéllar, and Timothy Brown. The free downloads help students learn quickly and motivate them to explore all of the offerings in this engaging book! Sure to please students and audiences alike, this collection is a stepping-stone to the intermediate literature.

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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 5
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2246 / 7.95

The 13 solos in this book feature a variety of tempos and moods–from cool swing to expressive lyricism to energetic toccatas (including a jazz toccata). This is a great collection for students who need a break from the traditional Baroque - Contemporary literature. Composers Melody Bober, Timothy Brown, Valerie Roth Roubos, Martín Cuéllar, Edwin McLean and Lee Evans have created pieces that will become your students’ favorites. All could be programmed as recital choices.

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Best of In Recital® Solos, Book 6
Edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2247 / 7.95

This is another fantastic book of eclectic pieces that will keep your high school students practicing! Jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, Latin, and lyrical compositions make up this interesting collection. Composers Timothy Brown, Edwin McLean, Lee Evans, David Karp, Melody Bober, Martín Cuéllar, Robert Schultz, Kevin Olson, and Christopher Goldston offer some of their finest writing. The complimentary downloads provide interpretive examples and inspire students to learn all of the pieces in this dynamic collection.

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Note Reading Made FUN, Book 3, with CD
by Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2217 / 8.50

This is the last note reading book in the Piano Made FUN for the Young® series. Notes in the G positions, F position, and D position are introduced. Each unit uses an animal theme— such as giraffes, cows, and ducks—to correlate with the new note introduced. The lyrics are fun and informative! The themed units and play-along recordings make the learning process easy and interesting.

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In the Key of Jazz—Duets
by Kevin Olson / Edwin McLean

FJH2199 / 8.50

Intermediate
What a fun book for lovers of four-hand music! Following the success of the In the Key of Jazz solo books, Olson and McLean team up again with a great new set of original jazz duets, with styles ranging from swing to Cuban salsa, and a gorgeous new ballad, Alone in a Crowd. The “call and answer” riffs float between the second and primo parts in an improvisatory manner using jazz idioms such as barrelhouse blues and walking bass. The syncopations will sharpen your students’ rhythmic and ensemble skills. Titles include: Da Blooz; Groove Town; That’s What; Ode to the Bass Player; and Habana Vieja.

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