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Jungle Gym Journey
Jungle Gym Journey is a fun and engaging solo with teacher duet by Kris Skaletski. This solo can be taught by rote and focuses on counting a measure of rests and then playing a pentascale in five-finger position. This piece is part of the Piano Playground songbook.
Etude in a Classical Style
Etude in a Classical Style is a one-handed showcase solo by Chrissy Ricker ideal for late beginners of all ages. This piece can be played with either the right or left hand. This piece has been selected for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
This is a lyrical piano ballad in waltz time for intermediate pianists by Sarah Reaser O’Brien, NCTM. The melody is made almost entirely of ascending and descending pentascales (5-note scales) on white keys. The accompaniment for left hand requires a hand span primarily of melodic octaves with an occasional melodic tenth. The ternary form features a middle section with surprising harmonies and a deceptive cadence. Middle and high school students will find this piece both accessible and rewarding.