Focus on Melody, Volume 1 contains piano literature with a wide variety of melodic treatments aimed at helping performers develop the skill of recognizing melodic features. The cleanly engraved scores are organized by period, in approximate order of difficulty. Includes hints about finding and projecting melodies, technical exercises for melodic expression, descriptive summaries, and brief composer biographies.
King William's March (Clarke) Minuet in G Major (Bach) Minuet in G Minor (Pezold) Bourree (Krieger) Sonata in D Minor, K. 54 (Scarlatti) Prelude in C Major (Bach) Little Fugue in C Major (Pachelbel) Minuet in F Major, K. 6 (Mozart) Sonatina in A Minor (Benda) Andantino, Hob. I: 85n No. 2 (Haydn) Sonatina in G Major, Op. 168, No. 2 (Diabelli) Ode to Joy (Beethoven) The Avalanche, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) Ballade, Op. 100, No. 15 (Burgmueller) Tolling Bell, Op. 125, No. 8 (Heller) Minuet and Trio, D. 336 (Schubert) Morning Prayer, Op. 39, No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) Sweet Dream, Op. 39, No. 21 (Tchiakovsky) About Foreign Lands and People, Op. 15, No. 1 (Schumann) Echoes from the Theatre, Op. 68, No. 25 (Schumann) Waltz in A Minor, Op. posth. (Chopin) Playing Soldiers, Op. 31, No.4 (Rebikov) In the Forest (Rebikov) Autumn (Maykapar) Melody (Bloch) Peasant's Flute Song, Sz. 42 (Bartok) The Evening Bell (Granados) Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie) and Le Petit Negre (Debussy).
Focus on Melody, Volume 1
Focus on Rhythm, Volume 1 Various
FJH1652 / 10.95
As part of the Great Piano Literature series, Focus on Rhythm, Volume 1 is a collection of 32 carefully selected and edited pieces from the four major style periods. This selected repertoire explores the many different rhythmic patterns and combinations inherent to the music, with special exercises for rhythmic preparation and descriptive summaries highlighting the rhythmic content in each piece. This approach provides the right amount of attention needed to attain a thorough understanding of rhythm and precise performance interpretation.
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Focus on Rhythm, Volume 1
Focus on Melody, Volume 2 Various
FJH1226 / 9.95
The second installment of this exceptional piano literature series continues to strengthen a student's ability to find and project melody. The music represents a variety of keys, tempi, meters, and style. Includes technical exercises for melodic expression, descriptive summaries for each piece, and composer biographies.
Fantasia in G major Wq. 117:8 Concerto in D Minor BWV 974 2nd mvt Gavotte from French Suite #5 Buciumeana from Romanian Dances No. 4 Bagatelle in F Major Op. 33 No. 3 Sonata in C# Major Op. 27 No. 2 Dream Waltz in G# Minor Op. 39 No. 3 Mazurka in G Minor Op. 67 No. 2 Prelude in C Minor Op. 28 No. 20 Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum The Little Shepherd Sonatina in C Major Op. 151 No. 4 1st mvt Epilago Arietta Etude in E Major Op. 47 No. 16 Piano Piece Op. 11 No. 7 Sung Outside the Prince's Door Op. 4 No. 1 Venetian Boat Song Op. 30 No. 6 Fantasia in D Minor K. 397 Siciliana Sonata No. 6 in C Minor 3rd mvt Visions Fugitives Op. 22 No. 16 A Ground in Gamut Z. 645 Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Op. 18 Theme Romance Op. 15 No. 2 Sonata in E Major K. 380, L. 23 Album Leaf in C Major