First Book of Favorites (40 Arrangements for Beginning Pianists). Arranged by Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster. For Piano. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Elementary. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39385).
This first book of solos includes favorite folk songs, classical arrangements, hymns, Christmas carols and patriotic songs. Written on the grand staff, melodies for the pieces are divided between the hands. All pieces include an optional duet part for parents or the teacher. If students are unfamiliar with the rhythmic notation, the rhythms can be quickly leaned by rote. Students can begin to play favorites after only a few weeks of study. "America," "Bingo," and "Yankee Doodle" are Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selections.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2014-2016.