Part 1 -- A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano. Composed by Frances Clark, Louise Goss, and Sam Holland. Frances Clark Music Tree. Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. CD. 3 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0968S).
Item Number: AP.0968S
A most exciting addition to the classic Music Tree -- digitally mastered accompaniments for much of the repertoire. This new technology complements and enhances the music and provides a whole new dimension of incentive for practice. Artfully arranged by Sam Holland, each orchestral accompaniment has its own style. Some are improvisatory in feel using jazz and blues idioms, others use sound effects to add humor. These imaginative new sounds will add adventure to home practice. Each title is played twice. The first time, the student part is played with the teacher accompaniment. The second time the accompaniment is played alone, allowing the student to play along.
About The Music Tree
The Music Tree series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.