The newest publication from Sonic Crossroads is a beginning level lesson book for piano by Kathryn Woodard that doubles as a children's song book. I'm A Big Red Bird is a simple, pentatonic tune that can be played on the black keys, and the first lessons in the book explain how without the need for notation. Further lessons explore starting on different keys - "How do you make it sound the same? And how many keys can you start on?" It even encourages the student to play a duet with a piano partner - a…Read more
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Learn about Ottoman composer Leyla Saz and listen to her Victory March from 1908 in several arrangements. This work is featured on ...And We Were Heard in a performance by Jacob Wallace and the South Dakota State University Wind Ensemble (also available in the audio player below). Peruse instrumental arrangements available for purchase here