Sheet Music composed by Amanda W. Smith
Crocodile Tears, composed by Amanda W. Smith, is an upbeat bluesy solo for intermediates. This piece is part of the Set Sail songbook.
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About the composer
Amanda W. Smith
As a young child, Amanda W. Smith loved sitting at her mother’s piano and pretending to be a rock star. These days, she writes and arranges music, and teaches piano lessons to a thriving studio in Lehi, Utah. Amanda joined Composers Community in 2016 and composes engaging pedagogically–based works for all levels.
This product is part of a collection
Set Sail is a collection of eleven, showcase style solos for intermediates composed by Amanda W. Smith. With a balanced mix of flashy and lyrical selections, this songbook will be a favorite with students of all ages!
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