Patriotic Piano Solos by Gail Smith. For solo piano. Solos. American. Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20736).
ISBN 9780786673322. American. 8.5" x 11" inches.
This collection features 20 well-known and beloved American patriotic tunes plus one original tune. Biographical information is supplied for many of the pieces. Selections include: The Star Spangled Banner; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Yankee Doodle; Anchors Aweigh; The Stars and Stripes Forever and many more.
Location: from Shawnee, KS
August 1, 2011
I really liked the research done on many of the songs. It's nice to know the story behind the music. The arrangements for the most part lacked the depth of contemporary arranging and is not what what I generally offer to my students.
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Location: from newport, OR
June 9, 2009
Great book for any true patriot!
Deffinitely harder than it looks on the "look inside" feature, but great arrangements make up for that! Has a selection of great American songs; some in arrangements I'd never heard before. Exellent technique in both hands; really is a wonderful book for any true patriot!
27 of 44 people found this review helpful.