Mini Jazz by Manfred Schmitz


Mini Jazz Book 1 – 50 Easy Pieces is ideal 40 Piece Challenge repertoire.

This collection features little pieces of jazz designed to introduce syncopations and melodic jazz inflections to piano students still in the early stages of learning.

Hello, Mister MINI, the first piece in the collection, is featured in the P Plate Piano series and Old Movie Man (number 34) is in Getting to Grade One. The final pieces are reaching a Grade 3 standard.

Schmitz introduces a range of jazz gestures in pieces small enough to not be overwhelming. And, with each piece being perfectly interesting, and (if a student hasn’t played much music with syncopation before) perfectly challenging in its own way, more advanced students (Gr 4 – 8) will gain much from learning these pieces too.

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Graded Popular Repertoire Collections

Looking for accurately graded popular repertoire collections?

Graded to Australian examination standards, these books provide a range of repertoire from well known popular songs to classical favourites. Film and TV music to traditional tunes and some Jazz and Blues. There is a little something for everyone in the family to enjoy!


Grade One includes:

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar
  • Allegro (Mozart)
  • In The Mood
  • Greensleeves
  • What A Wonderful World
  • The Rainbow Connection
  • Spanish Dance (Clementi)
  • My Favourite Things
  • Wade In The Water
  • A Whole New World



Grade Two includes:

  • 1812 Overture
  • Circle Of Life
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble Ive Seen
  • Under The Sea
  • Advance Australia Fair
  • On Broadway
  • The House Of The Rising Sun
  • Dancing Queen
  • Stand By Me



Grade Three includes:

  • Baby (Bieber)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Colours Of The Wind
  • Fur Elise
  • He’s A Pirate
  • Hungarian Dance No 5
  • Lean On Me
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Mission Impossible Theme
  • Waltzing Matilda



Grade Four includes:

  • Baby Elephant Walk
  • Forrest Gump Main Title
  • Breaking Free
  • Halo (Beyonce)
  • Theme From Jurassic Park
  • Ave Maria
  • Accidentally In Love
  • Take Five
  • One
  • The Galway Piper

Grade Two Piano: Popular Repertoire ideas

Christmas holidays are an ideal time for young 40 Piece Challenge participants to put their piano playing skills to good use!

These collections will provide instant musical gratification for students who have already mastered Grade Two, or who are playing at a Grade Three or Four level.

Encourage and motivate your young players by suggesting these collections to their parents. They will be some of the cheapest Christmas gifts ever!


Chart Hits of 2012-2013 (118290)

Song List:

  • The A Team – Ed Sheeran
  • As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – P!nk
  • 50 Ways To Say Goodbye – Train
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  • It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
  • Little Talks
  • Live While We’re Young – One Direction
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • One More Night – Maroon 5
  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Some Nights – fun.
  • Too Close – Alex Clare
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

FunTimeGrade Two

Faber Studio Collection FunTime (119436)

This collection includes a range of pieces from the FunTime series. Arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber you just know these arrangements will sound fantastic AND be pedagogically sound!

Song List:

  • Addams Family Theme
  • Barber Of Seville Overture
  • Chopsticks
  • Glad Cat Rag
  • Home (special bonus hit!)
  • Hound Dog
  • Howl At The Moon
  • In The Mood
  • Misty
  • The Phantom Of The Opera
  • Scheherezade Theme


My First Movie Themes Songbook (102856)

This is a really beautifully presented book – it really looks like a gift! Full colour illustrations inside and nearly 30 movie themes. Great value!

Song List:

  • As Time Goes By
  • Chariots Of Fire
  • Falling Slowly
  • Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Hallelujah
  • Hands Of Time
  • How The West Was Won (Main Title)
  • If We Hold On Together
  • James Bond Theme
  • Jessica’s Theme (Breaking In The Colt)
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Mission: Impossible Theme
  • My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’)
  • A Narnia Lullaby
  • New York, New York
  • Over The Rainbow
  • The Pink Panther
  • Raiders March
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Sisters
  • Somewhere In Time
  • Somewhere, My Love
  • Soul Bossa Nova
  • Star Trek(R) The Motion Picture
  • Star Wars (Main Theme)
  • We Are The Champions
  • You’ve Got A Friend In Me


Teenage Dream (109267)

Again, you might not want to ‘teach’ Katy Perry songs in your piano lessons, but if it keeps them playing the piano over the Summer holidays, we’re all for it!

These arrangements are easy, but very true to the original songs.

Song List:

  • California Gurls
  • Circle The Drain
  • E.T.
  • Firework
  • Hummingbird Heartbeat
  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  • Not Like The Movies
  • The One That Got Away
  • Peacock
  • Pearl
  • Teenage Dream
  • Who Am I Living For?

Australian and New Zealand teacher and parents can purchase these books at THESE STORES, all our lovely readers outside of this area can purchase at your local music store!