A Perfect 10, Book 5, is a collection of solos designed to promote musical excellence for the late intermediate-level pianist. Melody has chosen a favorite teaching piece from the four stylistic periods---Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary---and written six original pieces in jazz, blues, ragtime, Latin, ballad, and showstopper styles. These 10 solos provide students with technical challenges as well as expressive opportunities for musical growth in mood, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, articulation, and dynamics. Students do not have to be an Olympic hopeful to achieve a perfect "10," but they might feel like one as they practice and perform these selections! Titles: Amazing Journey * Bagatelle (Tcherepnin) * Big Time Blues * Contrary Jazz * Midnight Tango * Rain on the Lake * Showtime Rag * Solfeggio in C Minor (C. P. E. Bach) * Sonatina in C Major, First Movement (Kuhlau) * Waltz in A Minor (Chopin). "Big Time Blues" and "Rain on the Lake" are Federation Festivals 2016-2020 selections.
|Big Time Blues|
|Rain on the Lake|
|Solfeggio in C Minor||C. P. E. Bach|
|Sonatina in C Major (I)||Kuhlau|
|Waltz in A Minor||Chopin|