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Superchill

$6

Slow groove and a chill piano part. Kick back and relax.

Description

Superchill is just that – a retro, laid back, groovy piece that makes you want to kick back and relax. A sparse drum groove and tasty electric piano chords provide the backdrop.

The student part is written in a simple hand position with only one note at a time, so that even the earliest beginner can master it. An optional duet is included as an alternative to the digital playback track.

Watch the video below to see the piece performed by Zane, one of my 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

3/4 Time, Only Quarter Notes (nothing smaller)

Style

Jazz, Optional Duet, Vintage

Technique

5-Finger Positions, Single-Line Melody

Included Files

Superchill_primo.pdf, Superchill_fullscore.pdf, Superchill_fullspeed.mp3, Superchill_90percent.mp3, Superchill_metronome.mp3, Superchill_withpiano.mp3, Superchill_bg_1.jpg, Superchill_bg_2.jpg

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