For those of you who have relied on Alfred’s Basic Piano Library over the past 30 years, you may have noticed that there haven’t been
As the popularity of folk and Irish music continues to grow, more and more publishers are coming out with great collections of these genres for a variety of non-traditional instruments. One collection is Schott Music’s new release The Irish Piano Book. While the piano isn’t normally associated with traditional Irish music, these 20 arrangements for easy piano will bring a smile to your face with fun jigs like “Tripping up the Stairs” and “Blarney Pilgrim.” any new additions to the method for quite some time. You can stop holding your breath because the first two levels of ABPL Praise Hits are now available! Levels 1A and 1B offer classic praise hits arranged by well-respected Alfred authors Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster and Tom Gerou. These accessible arrangements for just-beginning pianists include “Because He Lives” and “Here I Am to Worship” in level 1A, and “Shout to the Lord” and “You Are My All in All” in level 1B.
Traveling from the green hills of Ireland to the Swiss Alps of Austria you’ll find Phillip Keveren—or at least his new collection of 13 piano solos from The Sound of Music. This soon-to-be-released addition to Hal Leonard’s The Phillip Keveren Series contains all your favorite songs from one of the greatest musical/movies ever created. So pop some popcorn, grab a tall
soda, lower the lights and play away.