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Intuitive Journeys
Sheet Music Book
By Wynn-Anne Rossi

Piano - Advanced; Late Intermediate
Composed by Wynn-Anne Rossi. Edited by Helen Marlais. Method/Instruction; Piano Collection. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Contemporary. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #98-J1016. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1016).

Item Number: FJ.J1016

ISBN 9781569396018. English.

Intuitive Journeys is a late intermediate through advanced collection of piano solos that invites students to explore the emotional messages behind the notes written on the page. Students are encouraged to use their instincts and imagination to create their own musical experience, and enjoy the process of self-discovery.

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.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 2

    North Carolina
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  • April 07, 2008 Very creative

    Maybe just personal preference, but these pieces were just a little too unusual sounding for me. They are challenging to play.

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  • November 17, 2007 Intuitively great!!!

    The music in this book are Wynn-Anne Rossi's best works written for piano so far. It has music that is both challenging, and very expressive and beautiful sounding. Many of them have harmonies and time signatures that are different from the music of many classical composers, but playing...

    and practing them really let the music sink in and will get you ready for harder contemporary composers. Trusting your ears will really help. The pieces i recommend are Waltz in F and Sonata in Mixed Meters.

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