Win 1 of 8 piano books from award-winning composers!
Red Leaf Piano Works and Artiden are teaming up to give away piano books to lucky Artiden readers!
Red Leaf showcases works from award-winning composers and piano teachers– don’t miss out!
How to Enter
Just leave a comment telling us which book you want to win! (Choose from the eight below.)
If you have more than one entry, please include the number of entries you have and how you got them, e.g. “I also tweeted this giveaway (@artiden).”
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Winners will be drawn randomly on June 19th, 12:00pm PST.
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and US. Winners will be announced on Artiden and contacted via email.
Red Leaf sent me the eight books below, and I’m super excited to be sharing them with you! (I’m definitely impressed with all the Red Leaf composers– there is a wide range of style and music.) These are great prizes… and who doesn’t like freebies?
All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which book you want to win, and you might win it!
Titanic (Rebekah Maxner)
- An early 1900s-esque collection of pieces from and inspired by the Titanic.
- I really like the range of emotion and style in these pieces; there are melancholic sighs to carefree waltzing to cute “jig-like” movements. There aren’t any outrageous surprises in the music as each piece starts and ends seamlessly; the style is authentic and fun to play! (Intermediate)
Colour Collection (Rebekah Maxner)
- Short, fun pieces which express moods in colours. I find a type of freedom in these pieces; they aren’t bound by any conventional ‘rules’ of composing; there’s variation in rhythm, colour, and musicality, allowing the pianist practice a range of skills with these single-page pieces. (Intermediate)
Seascape (Teresa Richert)
- These flowing phrases are reminiscent of the sea and bring you to a walk along Vancouver’s seawall. Seascape pieces are a couple pages in length and really explore the ‘twinkling’ depths of the piano.
- There is a lot of pedal work and you’ll find that the melodies build up as you move along. (Advanced)
Piano Poems (Susan Griesdale)
- These pieces express a range of emotions with a type of flow, from sweet and delicate to heartbroken and melancholic. There’s even a piece where you improvise the right hand.
- These pieces are short and I find them quite relaxing to play; they’re lyrical and they express a type of feeling, like classic reflective poems. (Intermediate)
Ladybug and Friends (Beverly Porter)
- These are short and fun pieces featuring a range of different styles that describe different bugs. Every piece is enjoyable– who can resist bugs like “Shutter Bug” and “Fashion Bug” with blues and the hoedown?
- There is a lot of variety in rhythm and music, so it’s hard to get bored and great to learn with. (Elementary)
Precipitations (Martha Hill Duncan)
- All of the pieces feature a type of continuity that really engages its listeners, yet each piece is entirely unique. Most of these pieces have more than two voices, so it’s up to you to project the melody.
- There are lots of recurring patterns and variations with contrasting moods, and are quite exciting to play. (Advanced)
Isla Vista Suite (Martha Hill Duncan)
- These pieces have a lot of movement; there aren’t any long, sustained moments, but there’s an underlying element of calmness and serenity.
- The melody travels between the voices which add to the overall effect, with the constant movement apparent throughout. (Advnaced; RCM gr 7 – 9)
Outside My Window (Janet Gieck)
- A very clever collection of pieces that are harder to play than you might think at first.
- Most of the pieces transform through stages as you move on; Outside My Window is very dynamic and there’s a lot of theme variation. For example, the piece might begin with a light single melody, change into a waltz, and finally end with a ‘splink!’ (Late Intermediate)
Note: Sample recordings are available on the Red Leaf website.
Good luck everyone!