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Vignettes for Piano $15.00

by 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 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.

Keyboard Confections $8.00

by 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 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.

Noteworthy Elementary Piano Solos by Carol Flatau and Carrie Kraft $8.00

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 is by step in one hand and a leap in the other to further challenge the performer’s reading skills.

New Editions of Carrie Kraft Music Soon to be released as a part of the Carrie Kraft Piano Series

Hot Sidewalk, Bare Feet! $4.00

Carrie Kraft

Step lightly and move quickly on that hot sidewalk if you are walking with bare feet! The quick movement of this early intermediate solo is emphasized with eight note staccato phrases. Just as quick as the rhythmic movement is the harmonic restlessness. An analysis of this solo will provide insight for the performer into the composer’s creative

Step lightly and move quickly on that hot sidewalk if you are walking with bare feet! The quick movement of this early intermediate solo is emphasized with eight note staccato phrases. Just as quick as the rhythmic movement is the harmonic restlessness. An analysis of this solo will provide insight for the performer into the composer’s creative process of play with regards to its key and how an opening motif can organically develop and influence all that comes after it.

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Santa Rosa Breezes $5.00

Carrie Kraft

The relaxing contemplative harmonies of the 108 measure late intermediate solo provides a peaceful experience for the listener as the A section unfolds. After a series of syncopated chords bridges the gap between sections, the B section starts off slower and with rubato. The performer then slowly increases tempo as the second theme becomes more

The relaxing contemplative harmonies of the 108 measure late intermediate solo provides a peaceful experience for the listener as the A section unfolds. After a series of syncopated chords bridges the gap between sections, the B section starts off slower and with rubato. The performer then slowly increases tempo as the second theme becomes more and more emphatic before a shortened return of the A section and coda.

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