This is the first of a three-book series of playful original piano pieces, beginning at the elementary level. A variety of touches, pedal, and interesting harmonies foster students' imagination with pieces that highlight the four seasons of the year. All 21 pieces are only one page long – short yet very expressive. Even though no eighth notes are used, the changes in register, texture and touch offer ample challenge and interest. There is a music dictionary in the back of the book. Good for transfer students and to reinforce note reading.
Lazy Summer Daze Dream On! I Like the Rainbow The Narrow Escape Up Against the Clock Diggin’ the Blues Looking for Frogs Making Sand Castles Splashing in the Water Flying Kites Look at the Rainbow! Winter Bear Mister Scarecrow Falling Leaves Growing Flowers Daffodils It’s Raining Again The Big Glacier Ice Skating Throwing a Frisbee
These imaginative and artistic solos, written to develop keyboards skills and musical awareness, are perfect for young students as well as adults. A diversity of sounds and styles will keep students motivated. These pieces are easy to learn, fun to practice, and exciting to perform. A few easy hand shifts occur, and there is light use of pedal. Titles include: First Toccatina, Valse française, March, and Slavic Dance.
Goin’ to the Rodeo The Big Wave The Voyage of Columbus March Wind Ghost Hunt May Flowers Hit the Beach Chasing Butterflies Summer Splash Snowflakes Gone Fishin’ Sledding Down the Snowy Hill April Showers Penguin March Johnny Appleseed
Most of the eight expressive pieces are four pages long with titles that recall events throughout the year such as: The Colors of Autumn, A New England Winter; April Fools’! and Summer Party. This is a good book for high school students and adults.