Friday Freebie!

Carol MatzToday’s Friday Freebie comes courtesy of US composer and arranger, Carol Matz. Carol (pictured above) is a prolific educational composer whose many collections of works and arrangements for the piano have been published by Alfred. She publishes her compositions as well, and you can sign up for free monthly piano pieces, arrangements and duets, here. Carol also offers a free SuperScore app, where you can download several interactive scores for free. With SuperScores, you can write on the music, zoom in/out to re-layout the music, do hands-free page turning, and lots more. You can even mark up scores on your iPad! 

Stormy Ocean is being offered for free today. This piano piece is around late elementary level (Grades 2-3), and is a majestic piece with a left hand melody and right hand chordal accompaniment. The left hand tune is ideal for strengthening bass clef reading and for developing cantabile playing too. You can download and enjoy it here:

Stormy Ocean for piano by Carol Matz


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


 

A Friday Freebie!

Today’s Friday offering is a FREEBIE, for everybody. It’s a great little late elementary piano piece composed by American composer and arranger Carol Matz. Carol is no stranger to my blog, and is a very popular composer, arranger and editor for Alfred Music Publishing. Her arrangements and piano pieces have been enjoyed for many years by young and older pianists.

The piece is called Dolphin Dance. It is tuneful, effective and hands play separately for most of the piece, making it a great proposition for beginners too.  You can hear it here:

Download the piece by clicking on the link below, and it is in PDF format.

Dolphin Dance by Carol Matz


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.