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Early Advanced Solo Collections
Twenty-Four Character Preludes (with CD)
This collection of preludes in all major and minor keys contains a wealth of pedagogical challenges for the late intermediate to early advanced level student. Each prelude is designed to explore one or more pianistic problems, and serves as excellent preparatory repertoire for the more complex character pieces of the great masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The sounds of Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, Prokofieff and Copland are echoed in the pieces in this collection. Dennis Alexander has recorded beautiful solo renditions of all 24 pieces on a correlated compact disc, which is packaged with each book in a convenient vinyl slip-pocket. The recordings are ideal for students to listen to at home for performance modeling and for quick teaching reference as you assign selections.

Selections: A. Celestial Lullaby; B. Zigzag; C. Bravissimo; D. Smoldering Blues; E. Dreamcatchers

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Planet Earth

This sensational set of late intermediate to early advanced piano solo pieces captures the spirit and grandeur of the magnificent world around us and encourages students to help preserve the natural wonders of our beautiful planet. Many musical moods are explored to encourage the performer to play with more expression and musicality. Each composition is accompanied by a dramatic photograph. Titles include: • IN THE BEGINNING... • JESTER • MOUNTAIN NOCTURNE • SOLITUDE • SPRING WATERS • TURBULENCE!

Selections: A. In the Beginning; B. Spring Waters; C. Turbulence

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Dennis Alexander's Favorite Solos, Bk. 3
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 7 late intermediate to early advanced pieces including: Danse Humoresque * Journey of the Heart * Reverie in F Minor * Serenade in E-flat Major * Smooth Talker * Tarantella Burleska * Toccata Spirito Selections: (A) Journey of the Heart; (B) Danse Humoresque; (C) Reverie in f minor; (D) Toccata Spirito
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Keys to Artistic Performance, Bk. 3
This book is designed to teach students the skills that will transform average performances into polished, artistic ones. These skills are used by professional pianists to make their performances more expressive and dramatic. They are the "keys to artistic performance". The five "keys" for achieving performance artistry are: Color, Pedaling, Rubato, Characterization, Choreography. The authors have selected repertoire that showcases the five "keys" highlighted in this series. Several familiar favorites have been included, as well as some less-familiar pieces. Dennis Alexander has composed pieces especially for this series that feature and highlight the "keys" to artistic performance.

Selections: A. Alexander - Toccata Lyrica; B. Torjussen - To the Rising Sun; C. Chopin - Prelude in B minor, Op. 28, No. 6; D. Table of Contents Bk. 3

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With These Hands
Here are seven early advanced compositions that were written as a beautiful tribute to the composer's son, Darren. Appropriate for any performance situation, the pieces will resonate with teens and adults as they search for and express their feelings at the piano. The melodies will linger in your mind for days afterward, evoking happy memories and quiet reflections. A Compact Disc is also available. Titles include: BEST BUDDIES BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE DOLPHIN QUEST FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS SUNSET SOLILOQUY TOPAZ NOCTURNE TRANSCENDING ALL TIME

Selections: A - Dolphin Quest; B - Topaz Nocturne; C - Butterflies Are Free


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