Starting May 2019: Your link to the audio folder for Connections Volume 9 is printed on the inside front cover of the book.
Connections for Piano Repertoire is written for both solo and group play-along.
The recorded accompaniments created for Connections by professional studio musicians reinforce the styles and double as useful backgrounds for improvising and jamming.
Click Play to hear samples of songs from all 8 books - Samples with and without your part:
- First with Piano
- Then without Piano
The pieces in Connections cover a wide range of styles—from swing to Latin and from hard rock to pop ballad. These pieces present many of the same challenges found in more traditional repertoire. Lyrical pieces demand tonal beauty, excellent balance between melody and accompaniment, natural breathing and phrasing, and pedaling finesse. More rhythmically oriented pieces require coordination, a deep-seated sense of pulse, and awareness of stylistic touches and accentuation. All pieces benefit from a strong connection to mood, movement, or image.
Songs in Book 9
- At Eight
- Tenerife Tango
- Song for Jo
- Listen to the children
- Catching the wind