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Lynn Freeman Olson Signature Collection - Volume 2

Exceptional Piano Solos for Developing Pianists

By Lynn Freeman Olson

Solo piano - Late Elementary to Early Intermediate
Exceptional Piano Solos for Developing Pianists. Composed by Lynn Freeman Olson. Edited by Elizabeth Gutierrez. With historical recordings by the composer. Book and CD. With Standard notation. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.PL1030).

Item Number: CF.PL1030

ISBN 0825866588. With Standard notation.

During his lifetime, Lynn Freeman Olson (1938-1987) was America's favorite composer of educational piano music. This series for piano students honors his life's work with some of his most popular educational piano solos. Many of the pieces continue to be represented on national festival, state festival, and audition lists. Each volume offers progressive pieces for the piano student in a variety of styles and includes a CD with recordings by the composer. Titles among the three volumes include: Camel Ride; Faraway Drums; First Sonatina; Lazy Day; Make It Snappy!; Secret Mission; Bumblebee Toccata; Festival in Aragon; Rhythm Machine; Sonatina Americana; Ballad of Don Quixote; Night near a Spanish Harbor; Scherzando; Short Story and many more.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 14, 2012 so awesome, love the unique sound

    i am an adult beginning piano student, learning on my own. wow, i never heard of LFOlson, but am so glad i discovered his music. i just randomly bought this book becuz it comes with a CD, which is essential for me since i am learning without a piano teacher...

    . i will definitely be buying the other books in this series. the description doesn't do the book justice. The CD is just awesome. The playing time is 20 minutes and there are about 15 songs. They look and sound harder than they are. At first I thought they would be impossible for me to play, but I gave it a try. The biggest challenge is the pace at which they should be played. They are labeled as late beginner to early intermediate. I think they are early intermediate to be played perfectly, but definitely something a late beginner could challenge herself with.

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