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Japanese Folk Tunes For Fun

By Jane Smisor Bastien

Piano (Bastien Supplementary Books) - Grade 3
Composed by Jane Smisor Bastien. Bastien Piano. Folk Tunes. Music Book. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #GP91. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP91).

Item Number: KJ.GP91

ISBN 849760887.

Jane Bastien brings to life the favorite childhood melodies of Japan in this captivating assortment of elementary piano arrangements. Includes original Japanese brush painting illustrations.

  • The Sea (Umi) 
  • Spring Has Come! (Haru Ga Kita) 
  • Star Festival (Tanabata-Sama) 
  • Soap Bubbles (Shabondama) 
  • Tumbling Acorn (Donguri Koro, Koro) 
  • The Village Festival (Marumatsuri) 
  • The School of Killifish (Medaka No Gakko) 
  • Red Dragon Flies (Akatombo) 
  • Racoon's Band of Shojoji Temple (Shojoji No Tanuki Bayashi) 
  • The Snow (Yuki) 
  • I Am a Child of the Sea (Ware Wa Umi No Ko) 
  • The Crickets'Chorus (Mushi No Koe) 
  • Patting Mother's Shoulder (Katatataki) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    Ofir (advanced pianist)
    New York NY
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  • January 19, 2011 Very dissapointed

    This arrangement, if it could be named as such, was done very poorly. Just so you have an example, Aka tonbo(reddragonflies) was not showing any chords. Furthermore in order to fill in the blank on the left hand the melody (and this song was in SINGLE notes) passes from...

    the register of the right to the left leaving the right hand empty. You might as well do it from hearing, even a begginer will make more then what they did. be aware!

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  • 5

    New Hampshire-daughter lives in Storrs,Connecticut
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  • May 28, 2008 Daughter's Comments (Music was a gift to her)

    The music is interesting and nice. She liked the translations of the Japanese words and especially liked "Haru Go Kita". July 7th Star Festival telling information about festival and songs was good. The music is pleasant and easy to play. The art work is attractive and the folk customs and...

    information about songs was appreciated.

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