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Musicroom Staff Picks – 5th September 2022

Peaceful Jazz Piano

Relax at the piano with this exceptional collection of satisfying and profoundly beautiful pieces to play. These intermediate-level pieces are suitable for the majority of pianists wanting to unwind with a tranquil selection. Includes some of the greatest jazz standards, such as ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘Misty’, ‘Moon River’, ‘Satin Doll’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’.

How to Practise Music

The essential, pocket-sized companion for every musician. Accessible and authoritative, How to Practise Music is an ideal guide for anyone learning to play music. Suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists of any genre, this comprehensive handbook will give you a better idea of how to practise music, good reasons for doing so, and the confidence to succeed.

Carlos Cipa: Collected Piano Works

Carlos Cipa is a composer and pianist living in Munich and Berlin. Trained in piano performance and contemporary classical composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, he has since 2012 released four successful studio albums. Currently signed to Warner Classics, his music has already taken the composer and pianist to numerous European countries, delighting audiences at major festivals as well as hundreds of clubs and concert halls across Europe. His new music book, Collected Piano Works, is a collection of 24 solo piano pieces published between 2012 and 2021, including music from the albums The Monarch and the Viceroy (2012), All your life you walk (2014) Retronyms (2019) and Correlations (on 11 pianos) (2020), among others. Carlios shares, “Some of these pieces are notated as I played them on the recordings, for others I have chosen a more open notation that leaves room for improvisation and my own interpretation. I’m happy to share my musical journey with many people through this book and hope they will have fun playing and exploring my music.” Discover the soundworld of Carlos Cipa today, as he is sure to leave his mark on our hearts.

Discovery Series

Hal Leonard’s Discovery Series is perfectly adapted to the classroom with chart hits and rock & pop classics arranged into three levels of difficulty. Find 2-Part, 3-Part, SSA, TTBB, SAB and mixed choir arrangements for developing voices and musicians. Each piece comes with full performance and isolated vocal and accompaniment mp3 tracks or CDs for a supported and convenient learning experience. Find school appropriate arrangements of top hits, from the The Beatles’s ‘Ticket to Ride’, The Lion King musical, Paul Simon’s ‘Sound of Silence’, as well as many new pieces of music specially created for classroom choral singing. Bring on the school year!

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