- Deals of the Week
Deals of the Week
Easy Spotlight Solos
Easy Spotlight Solos features 10 showcase solos in varying styles and tonal centers. These solos are ideal for late beginners of all ages and make great performance pieces for recitals and other events! This book contains selections for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
First Perfect Patterns
First Perfect Patterns, features thirteen easy showcase solos, in a variety of styles, for beginners, composed by Chrissy Ricker. Each piece is preceded by a preparatory exercise that encourages students to analyze and recognize the patterns in the music.
A Mostly Minor Christmas
A Mostly Minor Christmas, is a quirky late intermediate collection by Stacy Fahrion that contains some familiar carols arranged in unfamiliar ways, such as Deck the Halls, in 7/8, and Mambo All the Way, a minor-key mambo version of Jingle Bells. There are a couple of jazzy tunes with silly lyrics, including Gloomy Old St. Nick, and O Spider Tree. Finally, there are several soaring lyrical carols in mostly minor keys. The only piece in this collection that’s in a major key is a subtly reharmonized version of Silent Night.
Un Souvenir, composed by Rick Robertson, is a left-hand only intermediate solo in a neo-Romantic lyrical style. Besides the benefit as a “pupil saver” for pianists with right-hand injuries, it gives any performer the opportunity to work on balancing melody and accompaniment in the same hand, and use of pedal to tie the texture together. It is very effective in performance, and makes an excellent repertoire choice for a developing pianist.
Imagine a long journey, roaming across the country, with no specific destination in mind! Rhythmic and harmonic patterns make this piece by Lisa Shoemaker accessible for your intermediate students while exploring perhaps a less familiar key signature.