Weeping Willow Piano Trio

A new piano trio arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Weeping Willow is now available. It opens with a long piano solo. The violin and cello parts begin to sing during the first statement of the theme. The cello part begins in bass line groove. By the end of the trio, tenor clef reading is required for the cellist. The violin part requires double stops and shifting. Heavily dependent on accurate rhythmic playing in all the parts, the piano shines in this arrangement with the strings intensifying the melodic experience.

The music is available here.

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School Schedule and Sunflowers

Just a quick reminder, school schedule begins Monday, August 23.

As you can see, the sunflowers did well this year. It’s a nice change. I’m still watching for squirrels.

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Summer Project: Super Mario Bros Piano Duet

The Super Mario Bros Duet now has a video of the complete duet! Thanks so much Jacob!

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The sheet music is available here.

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Summer Project: Carnival of Venice

Molly and Bingan recorded the Carnival of Venice. It was rehearsed together most Fridays this summer for about 15 min. a week. Curious to hear how it turned out? The video is here.

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Global Musician Workshop

I just finished recording my video for the Global Musician Workshop. If you’re curious to see how it turns out, the performance information is below.

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On Your A Game

On Your A Game is a piano duet in A minor for early elementary players. In 3/4 time it requires the pianists to step up to the plate with accurate counting. Sheet music is available here. Listen to On Your A Game.

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Traditional Christmas Carols for Solo Cello

Traditional Christmas Carols for solo cello are the most advanced of the string sets. I wanted some challenge for people who have been isolated and playing alone. All of the arrangements require double stops. The arrangements are suitable for recital or special music in church.

Here are the cello demonstration videos. You can listen to O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World.

The sheet music for is cello is available for purchase here.

There are versions for unaccompanied violin and viola also.
The sheet music for violin is available for purchase here.
The sheet music for is viola available for purchase here.

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Traditional Christmas Carols for Two String Instruments

Traditional Christmas Carols for string duets are more challenging that the set for solo instrument and optional piano. Four of the five carols are in the key of F. Joy to the World is in the key of D Major. In all the duets, both partners have a chance to play the melody.

All demonstration videos show the carols with violin and cello. You can listen to O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World.

The sheet music for violin and viola is available for purchase here.
The sheet music for violin and cello is available for purchase here.
The sheet music for viola and cello is available for purchase here.

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Traditional Christmas Carols for Violin, Viola or Cello

Traditional Christmas Carols for string instrument with optional piano. All demonstration videos show the carols with violin and piano. You can listen to O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World.

This is the easiest string set. The sheet music for violin is available for purchase here.
The sheet music for viola is available for purchase here. The sheet music for cello is available for purchase here. The piano parts are included with each set.

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