BASIC Artistry will be devoted to arrangements at the ELEMENTARY LEVEL of play; yet artistically done within the technical and musical limitations of students in their first years of study.
These arrangements are written with the young student in mind.
They are also written for adults of more limited attainments but will satisfy their more adult tastes..
It is my hope that these arrangements will provide both groups with great musical satisfaction.
SHEET MUSIC PLUS
Sheet Music PLUS, one of the major sheet music outlets on the world wide web has offered a great opportunity for its arrangers, like myself, by procuring copyrights for many popular copyrighted songs to apply our arranging skills.
I plan on making arrangement of many selections from old standards, popular songs and Broadway musicals for Sheet Music PLUS and I will also be displaying them here on this page.
Since these selections are copyrighted they must be purchased directly from the Sheet Music PLUS website and if you click on the BLUE BUTTON icon you will be automatically directed to the exact page on the Sheet Music PLUS web site for purchase.
I hope you take advantage of these wonderful selections and find places to use them in your teaching repertoire, at recitals and auditions.
The Bare Necessities
from Walt Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book is specially arranged for the late elementary/early intermediate piano student. The arrangement keeps the joyful buoyant character given to it in the movie - The Jungle Book. Pedagogically, there is some simple syncopation to master. Also, there are some simple "call and response" phrasing between the melody and the bass which I think makes for a more interesting arrangement. Great for recitals and family gatherings
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from the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Matchmaker is one of the many popular titles coming from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. This arrangement is an easy piano arrangement playable by a late elementary /early intermediate student. Pedagogical features include the need for a strong buoyant rhythmic pulse, attention to inner voices, melodies shared by each hand and attention to touch. This arrangement should be a good choice for any performance venue.