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Palindromes for Piano

By Gail Smith

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Piano - Multiple Levels
Composed by Gail Smith. Saddle-stitched, Solos. All Styles. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20125).

Item Number: MB.20125

ISBN 9780786664825. 8.5 x 11 inches.

A musical palindrome is a piece which sounds the same when played forwards and backwards, in the same way that the words "mom" and "dad" read the same forwards and backwards. The brain and the fingers are both exercised when playing a piece backwards on the piano. Reading the notes backwards forces you to think differently and pay more attention. The palindromes in this book range from very easy to difficult. A special exercise uses 120 ways to arrange the five notes C-D-E-F-G (C-D-E-F-G, F-G-E-D-C, D-C-E-F-G, etc.). Practicing these pieces regularly can make you a better sight reader while increasing your dexterity.

  • Six Palindromes  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Do Geese See God?  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Gail Smith's Palindrome Exercise  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Malayam  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Palindrome emordnilaP  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Radar  Performed by Gail Smith
  • Palindrome Party  Performed by Gail Smith
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