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Vignettes for Solo Piano $15.00

Allen Myers

Vignettes for Solo Piano is a collection of 21 short intermediate to late intermediate interval studies composed to reinforce recognition of intervals ranging from a second to an octave. An interval may be introduced in a tonal/modal setting followed by a chromatic one. As the pianist progresses through the book, the studies will combine odd

Vignettes for Solo Piano is a collection of 21 short intermediate to late intermediate interval studies composed to reinforce recognition of intervals ranging from a second to an octave. An interval may be introduced in a tonal/modal setting followed by a chromatic one. As the pianist progresses through the book, the studies will combine odd intervals together and even intervals together as well. The book concludes with several solos combining all intervals featured.

The vignettes may be of interest to those who have trouble distinguishing intervals visually or are interested in the sounds of jazz as numerous vignettes require swing rhythm and syncopation. Teachers should appreciate detailed fingering and pedaling that will guide the performer throughout the 47 pages. The book is bound with a plastic coil binding so that the book lays open flat on the piano.

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Keyboard Confections

Jane Hergo

Keyboard Confections, an intermediate collection of piano solos, is filled with flavor galore! Performers can quench their thirst for ragtime style in Cola Cooler and Sipping' Soda. Further use of syncopation in the collection can be found by sinking one's teeth into the Banana Split Boogie. Satisfy that sweet tooth with two-part writing in one

Keyboard Confections, an intermediate collection of piano solos, is filled with flavor galore! Performers can quench their thirst for ragtime style in Cola Cooler and Sipping' Soda. Further use of syncopation in the collection can be found by sinking one's teeth into the Banana Split Boogie. Satisfy that sweet tooth with two-part writing in one hand at a time in Marshmallow Fluff and hand-crossing in Whipped Cream Waltz. Other techniques to be found include numerous shifts of tempo in Tapioca Tango and quick wrist rotation through step-wise five-note patterns in both Sippin' Soda and Banana Split Boogie. The 22-page book is bound with a plastic coil binding so that the book lays open flat on the piano.

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Noteworthy Elementary Piano Solos

Carol Flatau & Carrie Kraft

Noteworthy Elementary Solos will provide for the young performer a variety of expectations as they work through the collection . Shifting hand placements by octave, hand crossing, tempo changes within a solo, and moving from key signatures implied with accidentals to those with key signatures await the reader. Solos are primarily in C major with

Noteworthy Elementary Solos will provide for the young performer a variety of expectations as they work through the collection . Shifting hand placements by octave, hand crossing, tempo changes within a solo, and moving from key signatures implied with accidentals to those with key signatures await the reader. Solos are primarily in C major with one in D minor and two in D Major. For the performer experienced in five finger position works without much hand movement, the collection will stretch them outside their comfort zone as they progress through the book. Titles include, Little Cat, Lost Quarter Blues, Hello Sunshine, Missy Moo, The Wind-Up Cow, Oops! Hit a Bump, Stargazing, My Day, Jiggity Jig, Big Dog Luke and A New Little Minuet. The minuet in D Major concludes the book and while on the surface may appear fairly simple, the piece contains a variety of melodic movement between the two hands including contrary, oblique and parallel motion among the voices. Sometimes the motion between voices are by step in one hand and a leap in the the other to further challenge the performer's reading skills.

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Free Download Chart of Pedagogial Considerations

Soon a pedagogical considerations document resource will be available for free download on the home page. This chart is organized by category (five finger, next step beyond five finger, hand crossing, meter changes, less common meters, key changes, tempo changes, changing clefs, fast tempo, swing rhythm, and more) to make it possible to see what music is available by level, the amount of usage in the solo and/or book (light, medium, heavy) and sometimes a description. This resource is a living document on the website.