DUETS

Good Idea

$5

Easy piano part with inspirational orchestration or teacher duet. Simply: a good idea.

Description

Also available as part of the set: Good Idea/Bad Idea

With an active string section and an energizing bed of cinematic percussion, this piece is the epitome of positivity. (Say that three times fast. It’s awesome.)

The student part is written on black keys in a simple hand position, so that even the earliest beginner can master it. One score provided uses a simplified early elementary notation, the other is in traditional notation and includes a piano accompaniment. This allows the teacher a different approach, if they prefer.

Watch the video below to see the piece performed by Dane, one of our students.

Piano Plus Playback

This piece is from the awesome Piano Plus Playback series. That means it is specially crafted to be performed with a playback: an .mp3 accompaniment.

How does it work?

It’s quite simple. You learn the piece from the sheet music just like you would learn any other piece. Except that once you’ve learned it, you can turn on the playback to accompany you – and you’ll sound that much more amazing. The playback comes as an .mp3 file, so all you need is something to play it on (like your phone) and a loudspeaker. Instant awesome.

What are the advantages to compared to regular piano pieces?

Aside from the fact that it’s incredibly fun and satisfying to play with the playback – the biggest advantage is that you get to work on your ensemble playing: your ability to play together with other musicians. Of course, a playback will never be responsive the way playing with other people live would be, but it includes instruments and sounds that you wouldn’t normally get to play with otherwise (unless you can afford a backing orchestra).

It also makes for a great recital piece. Can you imagine how much this piece would stand out at a student recital?

What’s included?

Every Piano Plus Playback piece includes the following files:

  • Sheet Music: A score of the piano part.
  • Fullspeed Playback: You would use this for your performances.
  • 90% Playback: A slightly slower version, mainly for practicing purposes. Not recommended for performing with.
  • Metronome Version: Just the piano part plus a metronome, so you can hear your part and check your progress.
  • Background Images: Two different background images that match the theme and mood of the piece. You can use these if you want to use a projector to add a visual element to your performance. (The official music video, as seen above, uses these background images).
  • Original Manuscript: A scan of the original handwritten score and notes of the composer. (not all Piano Plus Playback pieces contain this)

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Additional information

Level

Early Elementary

Music Tree Level

1, 2A, 2B

Alfred Level

1A, 1B, 2

Piano Adventures Level

1, 2A, 2B

Rhythm

4/4 Time, Only Quarter Notes (nothing smaller)

Style

Cinematic, Lyrical, Optional Duet, Orchestral

Technique

5-Finger Positions, Single-Line Melody

Included Files

Good Idea_fullscore.pdf, Good Idea_primo.pdf, Good Idea_fullspeed.mp3, Good Idea_90percent.mp3, Good Idea_metronome.mp3, Good Idea_withpiano.mp3, Good Idea_bg_1.jpg, Good Idea_bg_2.jpg, Good Idea_manuscript.jpg

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