Posts Tagged With: Music book recommendations

Sight Reading or Fright Reading?

I was searching for some sight reading examples last night and stumbled across this site by Rebecca Stewart: http://sightreading.com.au/buy-online.html. The books are available for purchase, but I love that I can see a glimpse into each book and what it covers.  There are some ‘free’ sight reading lessons as well which covers basics (stuff we &hellip Continue reading »

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Hal Leonard 40% off piano books

Yes, you read correctly!  I follow along the American Hal Leonard website and google ‘VIP’ occasionally (and visit their website of course).  I did sign up for them but because I am in Australia, they redirected me to Hal Leonard Australia, which isn’t as good. What have they got in America that has me so &hellip Continue reading »

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Richard Rejino – What Music Means To Me

Richard Rejino is a musician and photographer.  He has recently published a book titled ‘What Music Means To Me’ which has combined both his passions, and delved into the question posed to music students What Music Means to Me? It looks like a fascinating read.  We have all been a student at some point, but &hellip Continue reading »

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Music Giveaway – Wendy Stevens

Wendy Stevens of Composecreate.com has two copies of her latest published piece ‘Tangy Tango’ to give away. I’m not sure if this applies to American teachers only, but it looks like an interesting piece.  I have a few of Wendy’s other pieces, and they’re always so much fun to play. This piece can be performed &hellip Continue reading »

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Garden Treasures – Carol Klose

Another book I purchased on a whim during the most recent Hal Leonard sale was ‘Garden Treasures’ – Five Pieces for Piano Solo by Carol Klose. My favourite out of them is ‘Dandelion Wishes’.  It is a gently flowing piece, easy to tell the story (as are all of them) however the book is a &hellip Continue reading »

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‘Tex Mex Rex’ – a fantastic book especially for the boys

I have to confess, I went totally nuts during the last Hal Leonard sale and as I am in Australia and could only view the online catalogue, I had to mostly pick music based on the title without being able to sight read it. I blindly purchased a book called ‘Tex Mex Rex and other &hellip Continue reading »

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