SHEET MUSIC

Original piano sheet music to listen to, try and purchase...

Feel free to listen to and download and try any of the songs. Note that whilst, for some songs, the whole song is available for you to download, print and try, if you intend to use it for any length of time other than a "trial", please purchase it via the links below. Other songs have just a few sample pages.
All purchases are through Paypal, and are personalised email delivery, so may take 24-48 hours to be processed and sent.
Please note, as expressed on the each page of the sheet music, I don't give my permission for you to use them in exam situations unless they have been purchased! Thanks for supporting local music & musicians!

October 22, 2011

Ingenue, $5.50

Sample page, PDF, Sample Performance.

A slow, ballad style jazz performance, which can be played either as a solo piano arrangement, or with double or electric bass, and brush drums. Chords are provided on the score if required. A solo section is included (written out) which can be expanded as necessary. Can be done with tenor saxophone as heard on the music page, CD 'Two'.

HSC Music 2: Music of the last 25 years (mandatory) - Australian Focus, Australian Music
HSC Music 1: Australian Music, Jazz, Music for small ensembles, Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries, An Instrument and it's repertoire.
AMEB: Around grade 6-8.

October 22, 2011

Aislinn, $5.50

Sample page, PDF, Sample Performance (coming soon; check out track 3 on 'Two').

A fast, building, showy performance in a 6/8 gaelic-style feel. If required, the piece can be cut down from 3 1/2 times through to 2 1/2 times through. Aislinn can be performed with band, and a lead instrument (eg soprano saxophone) as heard on the music page, CD 'Two'.

HSC Music 2: Music of the last 25 years (mandatory) - Australian Focus, Australian Music
HSC Music 1: Australian Music, Music for small ensembles, Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries, An instrument & it's repertoire.
AMEB: Around grade 6-8.

March 19, 2011

The Flood, $5.50

Sample pages, PDF, Sample Performance.

A fast, in-your-face, "uplifting"-style piece. It has it's showy elements (with the left hand crossing over the right hand in several places). The bridge can be replaced by an improvised section if the student/teacher feels the desire. Those with a grand piano can use the middle 'sostenuto' pedal at several places to fill out the piece more.

HSC Music 2: Music of the last 25 years (mandatory) - Australian Focus, Australian Music
HSC Music 1: Australian Music, Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries, An Instrument and it's repertoire.
AMEB: Around grade 5-7

March 19, 2011

Monni Mourns, $4.50

Sample pages, PDF, Sample Performance.

A longer, slowly building piece, good for somebody with a good range of musical expression. The middle and final sections can be tricky, and the sample performance below doesn't really reflect the 'rubato' style you can add to the piece!

HSC Music 2: Not recommended, but if required, Music of the last 25 years (mandatory) - Australian Focus, Australian Music.
HSC Music 1: Australian Music, Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries, An Instrument and it's repertoire.
AMEB: Around grade 4-6

March 19, 2011

Tarlia's Troubles, $2.50

Sample page, PDF, Sample Performance.

A short bluesy / gospel piece, suitable for around grade 1/2 piano. Would suit a student with a good solid sense of rhythm, and shouldn't be played too fast!

HSC Music 2: Don't. No, really - don't. Even if you only started piano in Y11, and haven't practiced once, don't.
HSC Music 1: See above.
AMEB: Around grade 1-2

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