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Modern Miniatures for Piano Solo, Volume 1

By Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee

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Modern Miniatures for Piano Solo, Volume 1 composed by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee (1938-) and Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee (1938-). Edited by Helen Marlais. For piano. Performance. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. This artistic collection of over 30 piano miniatures are contrasting in nature - some are energetic, others lyrical - some are sad, others humorous.. Contemporary. Late Elementary/Intermediate. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1005).

ISBN 1-56939-406-7. Contemporary.

With variations on familiar melodies (Twinkle Winkle, Jack and Jill, Hickory Dickory Dock, and more) included among Rahbee's original teaching pieces, these miniatures serve to help expand the student's grasp of sound and texture, along with rhythmic and harmonic concepts. Use your imagination to create your very own interpretation, and enjoy these wonderful new pieces! Contents include: The Little Troll; Twinkle Winkle; Wondering; Jack and Jill; Counting; Frolic; Dancing Fingers; Moderato; Melody; Rolling Along; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Criss-Cross; Crossing Bridges; Little Miss Muffet; Exploring; Toy Soldiers March; Drum Beats; Klip Klop; Rocking Chair; Hobby Horse; Tarantella; Waltz; Saturday Afternoon; Hickory Dickory Dock; Curiosity; Carousel; Playtime; Fanfare No. 6; Catch Me; A Little Folk Tale; Finger Play.

About FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions

The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions is a series that focuses on the best contemporary music for keyboard of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These collected works by some of today's leading art-music composers will expand a student's concept of rhythm, harmony, sound, and texture. While the composers invited to write for this series use a colorful palette of contemporary techniques and textures, they were selected for their strong musical voices, which ensure that the ultimate goal of musical communication is never lost.

Too often, both students and teachers get discouraged with contemporary compositions because of their avant-garde sound. This series addresses that concern by providing excellent music which is both contemporary and intuitively musical. Contemporary performance practices such as depressing keys silently, cluster sounds, pedal effects, knocking on the keyboard, contemporary harmonies, jazz idioms, bitonality, modes, mixed and changing meters, and 12-tone techniques challenge the student to listen for new rhythmic gestures and tonal colors and expand their interpretive capacity.

While expanding students' horizons, this series helps to confirm and reinforce the musical and technical concepts they are learning in their other repertoire. The natural musicality present in each of these pieces demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire.

This series is carefully leveled into the following categories: elementary, intermediate, early advanced, and advanced. Each of the works has been selected for its artistic as well as its pedagogical merit.

  • The Little Troll 
  • Twinkle Winkle 
  • Wondering 
  • Jack And Jill 
  • Counting 
  • Frolic 
  • Dancing Fingers 
  • Moderato 
  • Melody 
  • Rolling Along 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • Criss-Cross 
  • Crossing Bridges 
  • Little Miss Muffet 
  • Exploring 
  • Toy Soldiers March 
  • Drum Beats 
  • Klip Klop 
  • Rocking Chair 
  • Hobby Horse 
  • Tarantella 
  • Waltz 
  • Saturday Afternoon 
  • Hickory Dickory Dock 
  • Curiosity 
  • Carousel 
  • Playtime 
  • Fanfare No. 6 
  • Catch Me 
  • A Little Folk Tale 
  • Finger Play. 
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  • 5

    Setauket, NY
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    Early intermediate
  • December 26, 2007 Opens the door to new sounds

    This wonderful composer has now given even young students a chance to explore new sounds and techniques to be used as they grow. Short, wonderful pieces. They're also PERFECT for late- intermediate sight reading; opens both eyes and ears!

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