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Musicroom Staff Picks – 22nd March 2022

Really Easy Piano: 40 Adele Songs

40 Adele hits, including: ‘Easy on Me’, ‘Hello’, ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘Someone Like You’, ‘When We Were Young’ and many more. The songs in this collection have been specially arranged for really easy piano with chord symbols and lyrics. Each song is presented with background notes and hints and tips to help you improve your performance!

100 Women of Pop & Rock

This collection features 100 songs arranged for piano, voice and guitar from 100 iconic female artists.

First Repertoire for Little Pianists

First Repertoire for Little Pianists is a series of delightful, original piano works for children from beginner to preparatory level. Comprising 25 performance pieces that may also be used to supplement a method, each book in the First Repertoire for Little Pianists series provides a treasure trove of meticulously graded music, bursting with imagination and inventiveness. Focused on simplistic five-finger hand positions and with useful performance notes for each piece, Book 1 features piano solos, solos with teacher accompaniment, and pupil duets that will motivate further study and foster a love for music-making. Widening the range of note values, key signatures, and hand positions from Book 1, Book 2 features provide more material to motivate further study and foster a love for music-making.

Paul Harris: The Clarinet

Paul Harris: The Clarinet is a practical and dynamic guide to all aspects of clarinet playing, ideal for students from Grade 5 (intermediate level) upwards and professionals alike. The author’s seminal book on the instrument, this is a complete companion to playing, from practice through to performance. Bursting with excerpts from the clarinet canon in addition to many concise exercises to help master specific techniques, ideas are beautifully illustrated with diagrams and photos throughout. This comprehensive guide extends to historical timelines and references to recordings as well as repertoire timings for recitals. From posture and warming up, breathing and embouchure, how to take care of your instrument to performance style, The Clarinet is the ultimate companion for every player seeking to master their instrument.

Romanza sin palabras (Romance without words)

Commissioned by the Foundation for Iberian Music in New York, Romanza Sin Palabras (Romance without words) is a centenary tribute to Spanish composer Enrique Granados, premiered in 2016 at Elebash Recital Hall in New York by the Perspectives Ensemble. The lyrical character of the piece responds faithfully to its title, and its form refers to a Lied arrangement in three parts. The piece contain a musical acrostic made up of the notes E-C (Enric) and G-A-D-(e)S (Granados) with culminates into an Andantino semplice, in the manner of a popular song. Dedicated to Maneleta Domingo, María Lourdes Antràs and Virginia Casablancas, Romanza Sin Palabras is the perfect palate cleanser for spring and summer concerts!

HerStory: The Piano Collection

Edited byr renowned piano pedagogist Karen Marshall, HerStory:The Piano Collection presents invaluable repertoire by remarkable female composers across the ages. This important collection is progressively graded, suitable for intermediate to advanced level players (Grades 4 to 8) and also features a piano duet and a trio for piano, clarinet and viola/cello. Each piece is accompaned by a fascinating ‘snapshot’ of the composer, providing invaluable insights into how they lived and composed, alongside quotes from them or about them. Composers include Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel to Barbara Strozzi, Paula Szalit, Maria Szymanowska, Dora Pejačević and Florence Price.

Books To Watch

Books To Watch‘ represents upcoming major releases, which are not yet in stock but available to pre-order now. The books you see here may have come into stock by the time you are reading this, so be sure to jump on these new releases right away, as they’ll sell out quickly!

The Little Black Disney Songbook

Hal Leonard: Guitar for Kids Book 1

The Sleeping-Mat Ballad

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