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Elementary Solo Collections
Finger Paintings, Bk. 2
The many moods expressed in this charming volume of 11 elementary piano solos will encourage young players to use their musical imagination while exploring the basic elements of music notation, phrasing and articulation. The tuneful melodies are in numerous 5-finger patterns and are divided between the hands. For added motivation and enjoyment, optional teacher accompaniments are included. Titles include: BIG CITY BLUES DELIGHTFUL DROMEDARY, THE DRIFTING AND DREAMING HIGH STEPPERS! JOLLY MARCHERS LONELY PUPPY, THE LOTUS BLOSSOMS MINUETTO PAGODAS IN THE MIST PERKY PARROT, THE PETITE GIGUE Selections: (A) The Lonely Puppy; (B) The Perky Parrot; (C) Pagodas in the Mist
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Animal Magic
These seven solos explore the sights, sounds and characters of animals through imaginative compositions. They encompass a wide range of the piano, but never stretch beyond a 5-finger position. Several pieces contains an optional teacher/parent duet part. Titles include: A HAIRY CANARY NAMED FRED GNU SOUNDS NO NON-SCENTS! SLIPPERY, SLIMERY, SLITHERY SNAKE THE CANTANKEROUS KANGAROO THERE'S A HIPPO IN MY TREE! WOODPECKER BLUES Selections: (A) The Cantankerous Kangaroo; (B)There's a Hippo in My Tree!; (C) Woodpecker Blues
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Just for You, Bk. 1
A series of books that meet the challenge of providing students with fun music that makes practicing enjoyable as well as being entertaining for the listener. Three volumes of lyrical waltzes, romantic ballads, lively rags and swinging jazz pieces spanning elementary through intermediate grades. Includes the following titles: CELEBRATION! CINNAMON POPCORN! CIRCUS WALTZ CLOSE YOUR EYES DANCE WITH ME GENTLE THOUGHTS HAPPY-GO-LUCKY INDIAN WAR DANCE PERFECT BALANCE SCOTTISH DANCE SOUR LEMONS! SPOOKS FROM MARS STEP RIGHT UP! STROLLING ALONG TALLYHO MARCH! TENNIS ANYONE THE MERRY MERRY-GO-ROUND

Selections: A - Sour Lemons; B - Cinnamon Popcorn; C - Celebration

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Dennis Alexander's Favorite Solos, Bk. 1
The contents of this book have been personally selected by Dennis Alexander as some of his all-time favorite sheet music solos. Many of the solos are among the most requested by piano teachers and students alike. The varied styles of each piece makes this book a valuable supplement to most piano methods. This book contains 10 elementary to late elementary pieces including: Apache Braves * Entrada in G Major * Imperial Sonatina * The Lost Troubadour * March King * Old Daddy Longlegs * Shout It Out! * Springboard * A Very Happy Song! * Who's That Knockin'?

Selections: A - Apache Braves; B - March King; C - Imperial Sonatina

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The Best of Dennis Alexander, Bk. 1
Two wonderful collections of the best and most favorite piano sheet music solos by Dennis Alexander. Book 1 is for elementary to late-elementary pianists, while Book 2 contains solos at the early-intermediate to intermediate level. Titles include: MY FAVORITE KINDS OF THINGS PRANKSTERS SPRINGBOARD TOUCH A RAINBOW YOU AND ME! YOU'RE SO FINE!

Selections: A - My Favorite Kinds of Things; B - Touch a Rainbow; C - Springboard

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Repertoire by Rote

 

Amy Greer and Dennis Alexander, co-authors

This collection of original piano solos is designed to be taught without the aid of traditional notation. Each piece is accompanied by a set of step-by-step instructions for teachers and a reproducible "memory map" to aid students in memorization. Think of this collection as a supplement to other pedagogical methods----aresource for interesting, motivational music that will help students acquire the rhythmic, expressive, and technical skills they need to become well-rounded musicians.   Pieces range from simple repeating patterns on black keys to scale-based pieces that use the entire keyboard. Titles: Desert Rose * Oh, Purple Sage * Green Frogs * Roadrunner * Turquoise Trail * Jubilation! * Bells Are Ringing!

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Five-Star Solos, Bk. 2 Elementary

Choosing just the right piece for each student is one of the most important attributes of a good teacher.  I love it when I hear things like, "Mr. A., can I please play the piece that Brenda played on the last recital?" or, "Mr. A., the piece that John played is one of the coolest pieces I've ever heard!  Do you think I could play it?"

The books in the Five-Star Solos series provide students and teachers with a wide variety of pieces at graded levels.  An array of styles, colors, tempos, and moods are included in each book.  Ballads, waltzes, Latin pieces, contemporary sounds, and "showstoppers" all combine to make teaching fun and exciting.  At the same time, students will be rewarded with music that sets them apart from the crowd.  Have fun exploring page after page of music that will have students smiling and parents glowing.  I hope that you find many new "favorites" in this series, and I wish you continued success and joy in your musical journey!   Dennis Alexander

 

Titles include:  Around We Go! - Bouncin' Boogie Blues - Butterflies Ascend - Giotto's Campanile - Half-Step Waltz - Jeepers, Creepers! - Our Team Spirit - Prickly-Pear Rag - Rockin' on D - Summer Breeze, A - Trampoline Star 

 Hear Dennis Alexander perform the following  selections:  A.  Half-Step Waltz;  B. Butterflies Ascend;  C.  Prickly Pear Rag  (Click on the arrow)


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