Piece by Piece: Pieces for Solo Piano Books 1 and 2 Released by Alfred Music Publishing
LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, July 01, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music since 1922, announces the release of Piece by Piece, Books 1 and 2, a new piano series of early intermediate to intermediate solos, by Tom Gerou.
The books are designed to give the student the opportunity to explore a variety of styles, techniques, textures, and moods. The foreward in both books explains each solo’s unique teaching technique.
Written for the early intermediate pianist, Book 1 contains eight original color pieces that are intended to encourage the understanding of music and piano playing though a variety of techniques. These include solos with melodic material in different keys, A-B-A form, transitional scale passages, melodic material in compact form, tri-tones, and rhythmic anticipations.
Book 2 contains seven original color pieces for the intermediate pianist. Elaborating on the techniques learned in Book 1, Book 2 includes solos in various styles such as tango, baroque, samba, and jazz. Additional concepts taught include time signature changes, finger patterns, finger crossings, hand-over-hand technique, contrast rhythms, and playing in perfect 5ths.
Piece by Piece, Books 1 and 2 (00-37732, 00-37733) are both available for $6.99 each and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.