Walkin' the Dawg

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Review from James: -

Do you want to sound pro? Do you? Then you want this piece. It's that simple. The left hand bass is a fantastic study for anyone who wants to play jazz piano with a sophisticated low end. The melody is embellished and articulated in classic form that will carry over to improvised jazz solos. From studio to stage, it's another hit from Gary.


Funky Dunky

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Review from James:

This piece is so much fun! The opening riff played in unison by both hands, captures everyone's attention from the very start! Students who are natural "hams" will love the shout-out. The grace notes add a professional sound to the melody. This piece is destined to become a genuine classic.


Strollin'

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A bouncy little jazz piece composed by Gary Johnston featuring a tuba-like bass line in New Orleans-style.


By The Frozen Mill Pond

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Review from Carol: -

Love this wintery song. Would make a beautiful recital piece. Let's have more from Gary Johnston.

Summer Breeze

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Summer Breeze is a relaxed bossa-nova style piano solo evocative of a lazy summer day.


Back To School Boogie

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Back to School Boogie is a lively riff blues with a good old boogie-woogie left hand. The middle section of this early-intermediate solo features a bluesy variation on the ABC song!


Music for a Holy Place - Beaumont Hamel

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Review from Kristin:-

Truly beautiful in a serious, reverent, and gorgeously sad way. I love the opportunity for this piece to help students bring out the melody over the accompanying beat, but more than that, this one has a story... one perfectly reflected in the care and attention in the creation and arrangement of the music.


Pomp and Circumstance

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The Graduation March

Stately march by Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934), Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Trio). Often used as a graduation march and is traditionally the finale at the Last Night of the Proms. This arrangement by Gary Johnston is written in a homophonic chorale style suitable for most formal occasions.


Snow Angels

Atmospheric modal piece for intermediate solo piano

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Night Hawk

Swinging intermediate solo piece

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Avalon suite

The Avalon Suite is a musical depiction of the Avalon Peninsula of the beautiful island of Newfoundland. Graded late intermediate.The first movement, Isthmus, is exciting, rhythmic and dissonant.Movement two, Avalon, is as gentle and flowing as a sea breeze.The third movement, Peninsula, is in 6/4 and depicts the magic of the place.Great piece for recital performance and festivals.

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