Whispers of Winter
Whispers of Winter, is an elegant medley-style duet for late beginners featuring five holiday favorites: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Ukrainian Bell Carol, Jingle Bells, We Three Kings and What Child Is This. This evenly-leveled duet by Chrissy Ricker is guaranteed to add sparkle to your next holiday recital!
A Spell for Focus
A Spell for Focus, composed by Stacy Fahrion, is in 7/4, and is inspired by Raag Jog from Indian classical music. Pianists can count “1 2 3 4 1 2 3” throughout to help them stay focused. In bars 5-8 and 13-16, pianists are encouraged to improvise using the suggested rhythm and the notes C, E, F, G, and B-flat.
A Spell to Find Balance
A Spell to Find Balance, composed by Stacy Fahrion, is an intermediate piece in A minor designed to ease pianists into improvising. The left-hand part is a two-bar ostinato, and keeping with the theme of balance, all of the right-hand rhythms are palindromic, the same forwards as they are backwards over two bars. The structure of the piece is also mirror-like.
From Every Mountain Top
From Every Mountain Top, features a holiday favorite “Go Tell It on the Mountain” arranged in a slow gospel style by Chrissy Ricker. This holiday piece is ideal for intermediates and will add soulful sparkle to your holiday recital!
Clair de lune
Clair de lune, by Claude Debussy, arranged for early intermediate piano by Jennifer Eklund. This version is an ideal starter version for young pianists with smaller hands who want to play all the sections of this iconic piece, but aren’t ready for all the octaves and thick chords from the original.
A Touch of Moonlight
A Touch of Moonlight is an ideal “starter” version of the theme from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” This arrangement by Jennifer Eklund presents the student part at the primer level set in a 5-finger positioning and includes a duet part to complete the soundscape.
Zum Gali Gali
This worksheet packet is a great launching point for students to learn about transposition and proper handwriting skills. After learning a base version of “Zum Gali Gali” in the key of D minor, they have the opportunity to notate the piece in two alternate tonal centers: E minor and A minor. Answer guides are included.
Note: If you are interested in multi-level versions of this piece consider the Zum Gali Gali Mega Pack that features five solo versions, a trio for beginners, and transposition worksheets.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethlehem, from the Holiday Classics collection, is a multi-level holiday solo ideal for beginners of all ages. This packet includes 3 different solo versions and a teacher duet part that will work with any of the solo versions.
Zum Gali Gali
Zum Gali Gali, a traditional Israeli folk tune, presented in four different versions, appropriate for primers through late beginners. Arranged by Jennifer Eklund.
Note: If you are interested in even more versions of this piece consider the Zum Gali Gali Mega Pack that features five solo versions, a trio for beginners, and transposition worksheets.
Zum Gali Gali Mega-Pack
The Zum Gali Gali mega-pack includes a plethora of solos and activities for beginners of all ages. This pack includes five solo versions for primers through late beginners, a piano trio for beginners, and a set of transposition worksheets. Music and materials by Jennifer Eklund.