Scaredy-Cat is a sassy swinging solo perfect for Halloween or any time of the year. This piece offers a gentle introduction to the key of F minor with a pattern-based approach that is well-suited for late beginners and beyond. Purchase includes both MIDI and Mp3 backing track for full-time fun!
Black Cat Boogie
Black Cat Boogie, composed by Rick Robertson, is an early-intermediate jazzy showcase solo in a Boogie-Woogie style. It is very effective in performance, and should be a hit on any recital program. It is purposefully written in G-flat major, and uses black-key pentatonic melodies.
Gummy Bear Shuffle
Who doesn’t love gummy bears? Gummy Bear Shuffle, composed by Rick Robertson, is an intermediate level solo in a playful shuffle style. Its bouncy rhythms make it fun to listen to and play. It also could be used as a “non-scary” Halloween piece, or for any performance occasion.
Gummy Bear Shuffle
What could possibly be more fun than playing “Gummy Bear Shuffle”? Playing it with a friend! This one begged to be arranged for piano duet, and here it is. Its bouncy rhythms make it fun to listen to, and to play as well. It also could be used as a “non-scary” Halloween piece, or for any performance occasion.
Sideways Blues is a strange blues by Stacy Fahrion based on an eight-note scale containing these notes: E-F-G-A#-B-C-C#-D-E. Since it’s based only on that scale, most of the chords are not typical blues chords, although it follows a typical 12-bar structure. Students have the option to repeat measures 13-24 and improvise with the right hand over the chords that are already there.
Swing ‘n’ Sway
Swing ’n’ Sway is an upbeat jazzy solo solo for primers and beginners of all ages. While this solo stands alone it also includes a fresh teacher duet part. This piece. part of the Rising Starz Volume 2 songbook, is a great way to introduce early beginners to the concept of swing-style, lilting eighth notes.