Introducing a new FJH composer, Robin McLaughlin, Beyond the Fence, is a quiet piece that weaves between the hands and is set in almost MC position (LH on B, RH on MC). The long phrases use basic rhythmic figures and dynamics. The piece introduces McLaughlin’s compositional style in a performance piece that creates a sound world beyond our own backyard. The piece includes a teacher duet that enhances the student’s solo.
Use Energize Your Fingers Every Day to develop correct technique from the very beginning! Students develop healthy, tension-free technique through sets of short exercises to be mastered weekly. Engaging illustrations and titles help students connect technique with music. This series can be used with all piano methods to ensure excellent technical skills.
With Thoughtful Determination
Opening the Drawbridge
Right, Left, and Then Together
Everybody Loves a Waltz
A Colossal Journey
Taking Tiny Steps Silently
The Grecian Urn
Skimming on the Water
Making It to the Summit
Ice Skating Pair
Swan Spreading Its Wings
Around the Keyboard
Up and Down the Palace Stairs
Looking in the Mirror
Watching a Kite
The Arrival of the Groundhog
Another Woodpecker Pecking
The Scary Monster
Face to Face
Major, Minor, and Diminished Triads
Walking in the Dark with a Flashlight
The Grand Entrance
Walking the Dog
Let's Practice Chords More!
Stirring Cake Batter
On a Zipline
Sliding Up and Sliding Down
The Big Event
Dolphins at Play
If you have students who like to play fast, this is a good choice for them. In the key of D minor with expressive dynamics throughout, the continual crossed hands echo and teach players how to move around the keyboard quickly. No eighth notes used. Easy to learn and memorizeâ€”the audience will really hear the drone activity in this flashy recital piece.
A rousing march in the key of C major is arranged with no eighth notes. Each hand plays a few accidentals, but remains close to the MC position. The interesting teacher duet makes you want to get up and join the parade! This would be a terrific choice for a Patriotic recital.
Commissioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI), Minnesota, this sheet has four short sections that represent the musical eras. Each “movement” flows easily to the next being only 10-14 measures in length. As a teaching opportunity, students are introduced to the concept of a motif stated in the opening of the Baroque Minuet. The composer encourages the student to find this motif throughout the piece - 20 times! The other movements are called: Classical Country Dance; Romantic Valse Triste and Jazz Boogie. All have optional teacher duets.
This mountain ballad was popular fiddle tune originating in eastern Kentucky during the late 20th century. In the key of major, each player voices the melody during the performance. Pianistically arranged for six hands, the three parts are stacked so each player can see all the parts in this fun fiddle tune. Three copies are under one cover.
Expertly edited and beautifully engraved, this is a new edition of Beethoven's four easiest sonatinas and sonatas. It preserves the intent of the original editions while adding a judicious amount of editing for the developing pianist. Includes: Sonatina in G Major, Anh. 5, No. 5; Sonatina in F Major, Anh. 5, No. 6; Sonata in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1; and Sonata in G Major, Op. 40, No. 2.
This collection focuses on American folk songs, folk ballads, and popular songs that feature adventurous womenâ€”the pioneers, the trailblazers, the sweethearts. Primo is stacked on top of Secondo part; most are about 60 measures in length with the melody moving between each part. Some titles are: Sweet Betsy from Pike; The Yellow Rose of Texas; Oh! Susanna; and more. This book is interesting and well writtenâ€”a good source for recital material.
Introducing new FJH composer, L.E. Bolden, Festival Dance, is a polymetric (7/8 and 4/8) piece written with light-hearted fun! In three sections, the first and third are light and bouncy while the second is connected and flowing. In the key of G major, it requires fast fingers in repeated patterns, and uses LH octaves and large leaps frequently.
We all have moments in time that influence us. The pieces in this artistic collection range from light-hearted, imaginative impressions such as Sparkling Fountain,
Night Pursuit, and At Break of Day to more introspective impressions such as Rain on the Window, Chanson dâ€™espoir, and Chanson de paix. From two to four pages in
length in various keys, each piece is beautiful and inspirational.
“Majestic, triumphant, and inspired” describe the audience’s feelings after hearing this soaring piece. Commissioned by the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI) to celebrate their 20th anniversary, this five-page rhapsodic solo with varied tempi explores realms of ecstatic expression - takes you out of this world! A showy piece that fits easily into the hands while giving the performer an opportunity to explore concerto-like showstopping moments comfortably in the key of C major.