- Nice Little Monster
This is an amazingly fun piece to play and hear. Definitely geared more toward intermediate to late intermediate that has a solid grasp of rhythm. The improvisatory section in the middle/end portion gives it just the cute kick it needs to be extra fantastic. In terms of teaching, it's a great way to introduce improvisation (jazz style!), swung rhythms over a solid walking bass, and minor sound with ironic title. EXCELLENT piece for Halloween! I love everything in the Whimsy and Wonder songbook, but this is my favorite.