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Celebrated Piano Solos, Book 1

Ten Diverse Solos for Late Elementary Pianists

By Robert D. Vandall

Solo piano - SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Book 1. Ten Diverse Solos for Late Elementary Pianists. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Alfred Celebrated Piano Series - Celebrated Piano Solos. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 24 pages. Alfred Music #00-881124. Published by Alfred Music (AP.881124).

Item Number: AP.881124

ISBN 9780739063835. 9x12 inches. English.

This series offers some of the best piano sheet solos by noted composer Robert D. Vandall. Originally available from Myklas Music Press, this book has been re-engraved and features an attractive new cover. Representing many different styles, moods, keys, meter signatures, tempos, and pianistic techniques, this collection includes ten award-winning favorite solos for elementary level study and performance.

About SMP Level 1 (Elementary)

Very little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords.

  • Back and Forth 
  • Blue Jeans and Boots 
  • Hurry-Scurry 
  • Icicles 
  • Lady Allyson's Minuet 
  • Midnight Creeper 
  • Ride in the Wagon 
  • Stuck on C 
  • Thumper 
  • Witches' Waltz 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    El Paso, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 30, 2015 Great pieces that motivates kids

    I have used this book with both girls and boys with great success for at least 7 years. Many pieces sound harder than they really are, and make great choices for recitals and festival selections. Some pieces have mainly quarters and some have a few eighths. The hardest rhythm is...

    the dotted quarter and an eighth. Key signatures do not go beyond one sharp or one flat at the hardest. My students' favorites are Lady Allyson's Minuet, Hurry Scurry, Stuck on C and Thumper. Icicles has an impressionistic sound with the use of the damper pedal. This should be a "late elementary" level but I rated it "early intermediate" since there isn't a "late elementary" level in the choices. It isn't a book for a beginner in the first year although I have used it for a 5th grader in her second year of lessons.

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  • November 08, 2009 Kids Will Practice These Solos!

    My students love to play almost all of the pieces in this book. They hear one at a recital and beg to learn it. The most popular in my studio is Hurry Scurry and Blue Jeans. I now have all my late elementary students own the book.

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