This showcase is compiled and written by my friend Molly Rahal!
As you get older, time seems to go by faster and faster. Can you believe it’s already part-way through November?
One of the things I love so much about winter is how eternal it seems. Almost as if we’re stuck in time.
In a way it’s comforting, how the sun setting early never seems to end, and how when it snows, the delicate white powder silences the streets.
Winter is jolly. It’s magical. Why not learn a piano solo which reflects that?
Here is a small collection of eternally beautiful and festive piano solos to enrich your winter with tunes and good spirit!
1. Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard
A relevant title for a fitting song.
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One of the most cheery and beloved holidays for both Christians and non-Christians worldwide.
It’s only September, but as I’m sure we can all agree, it’s never too early to start longing for Christmastime and the holiday seasons.
Whether you are baking cookies, gift shopping, spending time with family or enjoying hot cocoa, these Christmas carols for the piano will add to your festivities any day of the week.
Music is a necessity for any special occasion after all!
1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
An all time favourite.
This article is written by Molly!
Now that summer is quickly coming to a close, fall is right around the corner.
It’s hard to choose a favourite season, but where I’m from, this means that it’s almost time for big sweaters, crunchy leaves, and the smell of pumpkin spice wafting around every corner. And the best of all is that it’s the season of Halloween!
Here are 20 piano solos to help you get some of those festive fall feelings.
1. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
It’s a graveyard smash!
There’s so much fun music out there and I love when people send me good music. So, for a change, I asked my friend Molly to share 6 piano solos that brighten her day, and here’s what she says about them.
The sun may be shining and the summer months are quickly approaching, but sometimes we all need a little bit of extra day-brightening. Stress doesn’t take a summer vacation, and where I’m from, May means it’s still raining often.
Music can be a cure for a lot of things. More specifically, upbeat music. Empowering music.
Even if you’re already feeling good, these solo piano covers are worth checking out because they exude good vibes to put a smile on my face every single time!
Happy – Pharrell Williams
What could make someone more happy than a piano solo that is literally titled ‘Happy’?
I love classical, but I don’t listen to it often these days because it never fits. For example, I wouldn’t do crunches to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
So I’ll open up my Spotify and show you what’s on my top 7. All of these have great melodies (as pop and house music tend to), so I’ve also included the piano sheet music if available. I hope this playlist makes your day brighter!
Paris – Chain Smokers
It’s just plain catchy! This guy playing piano is a piano student who’s gone on tour with the Chain Smokers because they noticed his videos!
Soft and loud.
Fast, flowing, energetic.
We’re always wondering what we should play next.
I haven’t worked on a new piece for a long time. So, when I found out that my friend Sonya loved grand, passionate pieces too– and she’d rather play on a Petrof than Steinway, like me– I asked her to spit her favourite pieces at me.
She sent me piano solos with grand, impressive runs (just my thing), but I’d never heard of some of them. Then I realized that I’d played some amazing piano solos that probably no one else has heard of either.
So I’m sharing my favourite Classical piano solos.
This is the type of piece I like to play.
It was always hard when I switched piano teachers but my style stayed the same.
There is a way of playing so deeply that you get lost— it’s almost easy.
This is a collection of more advanced Classical piano solos, that challenge technique and musicality.
The videos and sheet music are included. Feel free to share these with a friend!
Feel like there’s almost nothing new in Christmas music?
You’re wrong. ;)
If you’re looking for Christmas pieces that aren’t common, I’ve got you covered.
I’ve found these awesome pieces that are now on my to-order list. :D
They’re great for performances, recitals, and personal enjoyment.
If you’re ever perplexed over duplicate Christmas pieces for recitals, these are great alternatives.
The videos are embedded below with the sheet music.