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Just Fun! Volume 1
Just Fun is a collection of fifteen preparatory level solos by award-winning composer Barbara Becker. These sophisticated, short character pieces are ideal for beginners of all ages and offer the perfect stage to work on articulations, basic phrasing, and dynamics.
Just Fun! Volume 2
Just Fun is a collection of eleven delightful showcase solos for late-beginners and beyond composed by Barbara Becker. These short character pieces are the perfect way to work on phrasing, articulation, and other important technical elements with students of all ages!
Gold Rush Rags
While the ragtime genre really did not exist during the California Gold Rush, this collection of evocative ragtime solos by Barbara Becker, offers a musical glimpse into that wild time as San Francisco appeared and then boomed with activity. Picture a gentle dance late at night in a saloon; the joyous hope and the frequent disappointment associated with prospecting for gold; Lola Montez’s moaning about some so-and-so who did her wrong; “Mr. Moneybags” John Sutter preening in the city; and tired miners drowning their sorrows on Saturday night, then shuffling off to bed. These fun pieces fit right in with the period’s expectations of instant wealth, juxtaposed against the back-breaking work, often for little return.