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Backyard Bash is a collection of solos written for beginning pianists who enjoy playing music with lyrics. With the exception of three pieces, Crazy Cat, Old Dog, and Tree Swallow, these songs describe actual events that have happened in my suburban backyard in Southwest Virginia. Crazy Cat combines the personalities of two of our family cats, Calhoun and Casper, into one. Old Dog is about our Golden Retriever, Clyde, who lived with us when we started our family and was the kindest and most gentle dog I’ve ever known. Tree Swallow is about a male tree swallow who behaved exactly as described in the lyrics, but in my father’s backyard rather than in mine. I have found that my students love playing these songs because they sound more difficult than they are, and they are fun to sing along with! I hope you enjoy these musical nature studies and learn to play them all! - Sarah O’Brien
Backyard Bash (Digital: Single User)

Backyard Bash (Digital: Single User)

Regular Price: $10.00


Backyard Bash (Digital: Unlimited Reproductions)

Backyard Bash (Digital: Unlimited Reproductions)

Regular Price: $79.99


Backyard Bash Songbook

  • Style: Showcase Solos for Beignners

  • Page count: 28

  • Correlates to Piano Pronto method books: Prelude & Movement 1

  • Level: Beginners

  • Tonal center: Various

  • Teaching Concepts: Ties; easy position shifts; crossovers; dynamics; sing-along style songs

Additional Details

Composer: Sarah Reaser O'Brien
Tonal Center: Various
Genre(s): Contemporary Lyrical, Jazz & Blues, Showcase Solos
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
Level: Beginner, Late Beginner
Medium: Songbook
Method Book Match: Prelude, Movement 1, Fired Up! Level One, Fired Up! Level Two


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I love this songbook! The arrangements are perfect for students struggling to get out of C Position. My students enjoy the "cool" (yet easy) left hand lower bass sounds. And the animals! Who can resist these delightful backyard critters?