Looking for music that motivates? Fifteen fun, fabulous solos will keep your students enthusiastic about practicing and preparing for performance! Written by popular FJH composers, titles include My Dog Max; Animals Around Us; Goodnight, Golden Moon; My Pachyderm, The Bad Excuse Song, Cuckoo Waltz and others.
This book features fifteen solos that will entertain students and audiences alike! Included are blues, songs, struts, boogies and a serenade–all suitable for recital programming. Six have an optional duet; five include lyrics; no eighth notes used; some use pedal. Titles by Timothy Brown, Kevin Olson, Christopher Goldston, Elizabeth Greenleaf, Nancy Lau, Valerie Roth Roubos and others include: Baby Elephant Blues; Cool Cat Strut; Brave Hawk; Antique Music Box; Christofori’s Blues, Moonlight Serenade and more!
Antique Music Box Baby Elephant Blues Brave Hawk The Butterfly Cha-Cha Chopsticks Christofori's Blues Cool Cat Strut The Dandelion Song A Feather in the Breeze Locomotive Boogie Moonlight Serenade My Carousel Horse Rustic Dance Silly Struttin' What Do You Do?
These 16 winning solos will keep your students practicing! Chosen because of their wide appeal to kids and audiences, styles include: a tango, a rag, a waltz, lyrical pieces, and one polymetric piece. Some titles are: The Barbarian by Edwin McLean, After the Rain by Kevin Olson, Walkin’ the Bog Dog Boogie by Valerie Roth Roubos, Sebastian’s First Prelude by Timothy Brown and many more! Your students will want to play every piece and all are suitable for a recital or an evaluation.
Choosing which solo to start with will be difficult because this book is loaded with 15 selections that are fun, exciting, and suitable for performance. Book 4 includes the blues (Mr. Cool by Kevin Olson), a sonatina, a toccatina (Presto in 5/8 by Edwin McLean), a “hymn”, a prelude, a bourrée, and a majestic piece (The White Mountain by Timothy Brown)…plus many more! Look no further for motivating pieces that appeal to students of all ages.
Bad Way to Start the Day (Kevin Olson)
Boppin’ (Lee Evans)
Bourrée (Jason Sifford)
Down by the River (Edwin McLean)
España (Timothy Brown)
Hymn (Edwin McLEan)
Just Joking Around (Timothy Brown)
Masquerade Ball (Kevin Olson)
Mr. Cool (Kevin Olson)
On the Streets of Cairo (Kevin Olson)
Prelude in D Minor (Kevin Olson)
Presto in 5/8 (Edwin McLean)
Sonatina in 3 (Andrey Komanetsky)
Twist, Twist, Twist! (Edwin McLean)
The White Mountain (Timothy Brown)
Book 5 contains 15 student and teacher favorites by composers Kevin Costley, Christopher Goldston, Valerie Roth Roubos, Edwin McLean, Mary Leaf, Kevin Olson, Melody Bober and Timothy Brown. These “crème de la crème” pieces are perfect for recitals, auditions and competitions. Some titles are: Another Homecoming, Ballade for Belfast, En Calle Ocho, Samba cromática, Stardust Prelude, The Big Easy Blues and nine more!
After the Rain
Ballade for Belfast
En Calle ocho
Legend of the Forest
Moonlight on the Lily Pond
The Big Easy Blues
The Winds of Change
Favorite FJH solos from beloved composers for piano solo! Book 6 in the continuing series, FJH Solos at Their Best includes Late Intermediate solos from Melody Bober, Timothy Brown, Martín Cuéllar, Lee Evans, Christopher Goldston, Mary Leaf, and Kevin Olson. With eleven titles, such as Shadows in the Snow, Front Range, Tribute to Pikes Peak, Son cubano and Round ’Em Up, this book will have you exploring themed pieces in Americana, Cuban rhythms, nature scapes and fantastical scenes.