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2017/09/18

Piano Junior Level 3 available now!

Piano Junior

Level 3 – Lesson Book, Performance, Duet, and Theory

Hans-Günter Heumann

The third installment of this popular new piano method has now been released. This brings 4 new titles to the PJ range including a lesson book, duet book, theory book and performance book.

Level three expands on key concepts from books one and two including expanding wider intervals, crossing over and passing over,  accompaniment using typical chord progressions, a basic introduction to pedal work and a wider music vocabularly to name just a few.

 

What is Piano Junior?
Piano Junior is a superb piano course for beginners. It’s creative, it’s interactive, it’s colourful, it has its own website with additional online material – and most importantly, it really works! Its characters, PJ the friendly robot and his sidekick Mozart the dog, motivate and encourage children throughout each level. The course is available as core Lesson Books, along with supplementary Theory, Duet and Performance Books at each stage.

Who is Piano Junior for?
Suitable for children from around the age of 6, Piano Junior takes young students on their first steps and prepares them with a solid foundation for early grades.

A method for the digital age
Teachers, parents and students can visit www.piano-junior.com for demonstration videos and recordings, along with a host of other free downloadable resources which really bring practice sessions at home to life!

Other titles in the series:

Piano Junior: Duet Book 3 Piano Junior: Duet Book 3
7,00 €
Piano Junior: Theory Book 3 Piano Junior: Theory Book 3
8,00 €
Piano Junior: Performance Book 3 Piano Junior: Performance Book 3
7,00 €

 

Kapustin for all!

Sonatina

opus 100

Nikolai Kapustin

• Special edition to celebrate Kapustin’s 80th birthday
• Approachable to intermediate players
• With a Preface by Masahiro Kawakami

There are few pieces in Kapustin’s oevre which are not written in his iconic virtuosic style. After being approached by a music school for children, the composer wrote this Sonata with the direction that it should be “not too difficult”.

The Sonatina is written in one movement using Kapustin’s expected jazz influence. The piece is written in the style of a simple classical sonatina, which makes it easily approachable, and sounds like a fusion of Haydn and Mozart with a jazz combo.

Essential Exercises for Cello Technique

Thumb Position

Duets and Exercises Introducing the Use of the Thumb on the Cello

Gabriel Koeppen

• New in the Schott Essential Exercises series
• Simple step-by-step instruction
• Pieces in classical, folk, rock and jazz styles make practice enjoyable
• The ideal resource to compliment any cello method

 

This volume introduces the most important thumb techniques. Performance pieces from the fields of classical, folk, rock, and jazz music help to consolidate the skills learned. Many pieces come with piano accompaniments and mp3s for download.
The 4 finger patterns in thumb position are introduced systematically. The thumb first remains placed over the octave harmonics. Gradually, other thumb positions are added. At the end of the volume, changes from one thumb position to the other and octave parallels are introduced.

2017/08/24

Newest Addition to Schott Student Editions

  • Easy to intermediate
  • For lessons and study
  • With tips and suggestions

 

Among violinists and teachers, Oskar Rieding (1840-1918) is mainly known for his student violin concertos. His beautiful pieces thrive on charming aesthetics  which delight children of every age, teachers and audiences alike.

Petite Ballade is part of the new Schott Student Edition series which offers varied literature at five different levels of difficulty, from 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult), for instrumental lessons.

The music is available as a printed edition or PDF download. Accompanying tracks are also available as downloads to make practicing fun and enjoyable.

 

 

New Choral Works from Frode Fjellheim

Eight new works From the composer of the opening theme to Disney’s Frozen are now available for mixed and upper voice choirs.

Fjellheim’s distinctive and approachable musical language, which many will recognise, will appeal to both singers and audience.

Deeply influenced by the composer’s Sámi background, these works explore folk themes and elements taken from taditional “yoik” for which Fjellheim is highly praised.

 

Dona nobis pacem Dona nobis pacem
Sacred Sacred
Aejlies Aejlies
Njoktje Njoktje
Dona nobis pacem Dona nobis pacem
Kyrie Kyrie
Pater Noster Pater Noster

Have fun playing the cello

  • Method in 3 levels
  • For older children, teenagers and adults
  • CD included

 

The Koeppen Cello Method consists of 3 progressive method books, each with a supplementary tune book. The method lays the foundation for a solid technical and musical training.

Structured in an easy and understandable way and full of fun rhythmic exercises and popular styles, it is aimed at young people and adults. All books are accompanied by a CD which will help motivate and inspire.

 

Easy Concert Pieces Vol. 3 – for piano

  • Varied repertoire
  • Presented in a progressive order
  • Ideal companion for piano lessons

 

Volume 3 is aimed at advanced players who wish to refine their expression and personal interpretation. The pieces demand a great deal of dexterity, a high sense of rhythm, articulation and phrasing, polyphonic playing (polyphony even in one hand) and tonal differentiation of the piano setting.

These pieces are intended to complement a piano tutorial method and are particularly suitable for performance at auditions, concerts, competitions and examinations. They offer varied repertoire in a broad selection of pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras.

The Easy Concert Pieces series by the experienced piano teacher Monika Twelsiek presents easy piano pieces for beginners in progressive order. Three volumes have already been published.

Gassenhauer for Piano

 

  • popular well known tune
  • easy rhythms
  • available for two or four hands

 

This very recognisable and well known piece is often featured on television and in film. Gradually becoming more emotional and culminating in a powerful final.

Originally taken from the Orff Schulwerk, Gassenhauer has been featured in several major films including Badlands (1973), Monster (2003), and more recently Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story”.

 

Also available as for piano for four hands: ED 22492.

2017/06/28

A Turkish Concerto for Trumpet

Trumpet Concerto

Fazil Say

• A concerto in 3 movements
• Inspired by the composer’s Turkish origins
• Distinctive changing metre creates an exciting performance piece
• Parts for both C and Bb trumpet included

Commissioned by the Festival of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Fazıl Say wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Gábor Boldoczki.
Written in the classical three-movement concerto form, the work refers directly to Fazıl Say’s Turkish roots, be it in theEastern-inspired melody and harmony, by characteristic metrical shifts or by the distinctive use of the instruments from the rhythm section of the small orchestra.
The piano reduction written by Fazıl Say himself goes far beyond a study aid and is also intended for concert performances.

Kummer’s 92 Progressive Exercises Now in Two Complete Volumes

92 Progressive Exercises – Volumes 1 & 2

Friedrich August Kummer
Edited by Martin Müller-Runte

• Renowned cello exercises now in two 2 complete volumes
• Cello accompaniment
• Ideal for students at all levels

The studies by Friedrich August Kummer are perfect for music lessons, particularly because of their accompaniment of a second violoncello. They cleverly introduce the circle of fifths and offer exercises at all levels of difficulty.

Volume 1 (ED 22371) is intended for beginner and intermediate lessons. Volume 2 (ED 22372) focusses on the musical performance of the advanced pupil.

The studies originally come from the appendix to Kummer’s Celloschule für den ersten Unterricht Op. 60. In this new edition, they are for the first time published completely in two volumes as 92 progressive studies. The present edition is based on the first edition published in 1839 (Verlag Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig) and has essentially adopted the original fingerings and bowing indications. For better readability, the number of fingerings has been slightly reduced.