This book offers a great collection of chart topping pop and movie hits – with everyone’s favourite song of the moment… LET IT GO (OOOO) *cue theatrical vocal rendition*!
As the most accessible piece of the folio, Dark Horse could be introduced to grade 1 students, with the remaining selections used as motivation to achieve good exam results (starting on the funky Grade 2 pieces just in time for the Christmas holidays!)
The arrangement of Happy is my pick of the bunch, cleverly swapping the melodic line between right and left hand to imitate the solo and echo voices featured in the original (i.e. start of the chorus, bar 18).
Much of the remaining left hand work provides a stable percussive beat to ‘keep toes tapping’!
On a lighter note, this book is ideal for teachers and parents who really can’t bear the thought of more than one Frozen song on the practice list!
The 8 page long arrangement of Let It Go will keep developing pianists entertained for a while and pays homage to the original recording!
Although some passages will require careful fingering and attention, generally, the pieces sound more difficult than they actually are – great for end of year concerts to impress!
A great all rounder… 4 stars!
Thanks to Toowoomba piano teacher Courtney Feldman for this review.
Item code is 128204. This book is available from your favourite music retail store.