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Sheet Music composed by Jennifer Eklund
Chillaxin’ is an easy, lazy-swing tune for late beginners of all ages by Jennifer Eklund. Great piece to work on left-hand independence and swing-style eighth notes. Part of the Easy Spotlight Solos songbook.
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Chillaxin’ (Digital: Single User)
Chillaxin’ (Digital: Unlimited Reproductions)
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About the composer
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in performance and pedagogy and a master’s degree in historical musicology from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks for students of all ages and levels.
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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.
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