Youth Album for Piano composed by Manfred Schmitz. For Piano. Flex bound, Solos. AMA Verlag. Children. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 216 pages. Published by AMA Verlag (MB.610234).
ISBN 9783932587412. Children. 9 x 12 inches.
This collection of original pieces for beginning to intermediate students continues the tradition of well-known and similarly titled collections by Schumann, Khachaturian and other composers, except that this album concentrates solely on jazz, rock, pop, blues, boogie woogie, ragtime and easy listening pieces which reflect the popular music styles of today. In this book, the stylistically unique melodic turns, chord progressions and rhythmic anomalies of each style are taught in a fun way starting with easiest pieces. The pieces are ordered according to difficulty from easy to quite challenging, thus allowing students at a variety of levels to explore the variety of style encountered in everyday music.