Sheet Music composed by Travis Lohmann
Picking Daisies, composed by Travis Lohmann, is a light-hearted and jovial jazz-influenced waltz appropriate for mid-intermediate to advanced pianists, and focuses on such concepts as: cantabile legato lines, syncopated rhythms, dynamic expressivity, left and right hand leaps, triplet passage work and rolled chords. Best suited as a showcase solo, the highlight of this piece is the written-out solo over the chord changes, sure to dazzle the audience. With dexterous phrases, catchy melodic segments, and infectious rhythms, this piece is certain to brighten your day and those nearby!
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About the composer
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis Lohmann is a composer for film and media. His music can be heard on various television networks including NBC Sports, Discovery, Oxygen, Lifetime, and Bravo, as well as the Dam Short Film Festival and the Laughlin International Film Festival. In addition to composing, Travis is an active performer and instrumental instructor. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
This product is part of a collection
Sonic Bouquet is collection of lyrically expressive piano solos for the budding intermediates through late advanced pianist. Each piece was written as a musical interpretation of a specific flower and encapsulates my love for music ranging from jazz, classical, and film music. I sincerely hope you enjoy learning and growing, playing these works. - Travis Lohmann
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