First Festival Solos for Flute is a series of 20 easy solos with piano accompaniment
. The pieces are composed or arranged by Larry Clark and Sean O'Loughlin, who profess in their introduction that the solos are, "both musically fresh and more indicative of the types of contemporary music that the students will encounter as they develop into their later years in instrumental music." Standards by Schumann and Beethoven augment the original beginning material, and it is difficult to see how this collection will somehow shape the student's later years more than other available collections.
The book opens with a lovely jazz accompaniment
for "Brethren We Have Met to Worship" and closes with a gentle Celtic version of "Where He Leads Me I Will Follow." In between there is a stirring arrangement of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "Have Thine Own Way" in the gospel style, while a Celtic accompaniment
highlights "Lead On, O King Eternal" and "Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow." A jazz accompaniment
enhances "Higher Ground," and "Were You There?" The Latin style was chosen for "Come Thou Almighty King." Southern gospel style includes "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," "A New Name in Glory," and "There is Power in the Blood." One hymn, "Our Great Savior," is arranged as a set of variations.--Reviewed by Sue Arnold Dorsett, Charlotte, North Carolina
They add excitement to for both the performer and listener and parents will enjoy listening to students practicing with the accompaniments
This collection includes 11 songs students know and love, carefully graded and arranged for piano solo with great teacher accompaniments
. Orchestrated accompaniments
are also available on CD and GM Disk.
Fortunately, there are easy-to-use technologies in nearly every studio and home that can make these accompaniments
very effective practice partners.
One year, while teaching the third semester of JMC, I played a simple theme and variations based on a keyboard harmony piece the children were learning: "How Cute." The left-hand accompaniment
pattern of one variation, "How Silly!", included a minor second.
The famous Carnival theme and variations is maintained by the trumpet soloist, and Frackenpohl has skillfully arranged an exciting brass quintet accompaniment
. 3 min.
To play MIDI accompaniments
, one of the following is needed:
Although there are many barriers to experimenting with improvisation or playing by ear, these barriers provide us with a compelling reason to work with some simple, yet effective, electronic tools, such as the MIDI accompaniment
New Orleans Jazz Styles, More New Orleans Jazz Styles, Still More New Orleans Jazz Styles with Interactive Instrumental Accompaniments
, by William Gillock.
Cleaning up to each page would be more mentally freeing to remember the plethora of chords and accompaniments
. The method progresses quickly, so younger or less adept students may struggle to remember all of the previously learned concepts while progressing through the book.
Wood's settings, with frequently contrapuntal, independent accompaniments
, demonstrate a mastery of English song composition techniques.
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Labelle's haunting, white tone in the Ravel is ideal, as is Wyner's evocative accompaniment
. She brings an endearing lyricism to the more foursquare Saint-Saens songs (concluding with a driving performance of the original vocal version of his famous "Danse macabre"), and her tone and phrasing in the lovely Hahn songs, with their gently -flowing accompaniments
, are exquisite.