Twelve pieces in a variety of styles and forms inspired by wild creatures of Canada. (Grades 3 to 7)
Eight lyrical pieces inspired by nature and outdoor activities associated with the four seasons. The pieces explore a wide range of moods and technical challenges. (Grades 6 to 9)
Four dreamy pieces inspired by sunny walks along Vancouver's seawall (and a little imagination). (Grade 9)
The Color Collection
10 Expressive pieces to color your days. As you explore the articulation, dynamics and key signatures in the pieces you will discover how music creates moods to express the way you feel. Music that inspires a love for the piano! Early intermediate to late intermediate, Grades 3-7.
Clowning Around and More!..........
10 solos in varying styles - Character, Impressionistic, Swing, Ragtime, Romantic and an arrangement of a French Christmas Carol brought to Canada by the early settlers. The levels range from Elementary (Thistledown) to Intermediate (Clowning Around) and have both musical and technical challenges. Pieces included in the Contemporary Showcase syllabus are Moonlight Reflections (levels1-2),Valentine's Waltz (2-3) and The Buccaneer (3-4).
Sundae Soup Vol. 2
Another collection of piano solos for discovery of new flavours in music. This set is slightly more advanced than volume one and appeals to teens and adults with energy, as well as those who are more sensitive. Intermediate to Early Advanced. Ten pieces, 26 pages.
Outside My Window Vol. 2
Note: Sold as PDF Downloads only at gieckmusic.com. Updated edition now here! Advanced piano solos illustrating scenes of the prairies, from unpredictable and sometimes torrential weather patterns, to glorious sunrises that fill the horizon as far as the eye can see. The tranquility of prairie life can inspire spiritual reflection. Bold and expressive pieces for showing off the orchestral abilities of the piano! - Torrential Tantrum, In the Mist We Grow, Sunrise: A Portrait. 29 pages.
Old MacDonald had the Blues
Rebekah Maxner's bestselling book. Piano students love to learn and play music that sounds familiar to them. You will discover a fusion of well-known tunes and popular musical styles. Clever and fun, these pieces will inspire your late elementary and early intermediate students. The collection offers a first-rate introduction to the rhythms and technical characteristics of today's popular styles.
Sundae Soup Vol. 1
You'll find a variety of contemporary styles in this collection - from jazz rhythms and harmonies to modes and open 5th sounds. Just as trying new ingredients expands the possibilities of what can be created with food, my hope is that students will explore many different sounds and rhythms and broaden their musical palate. Late Elementary to Intermediate. Eleven pieces, 24 pages.
Outside My Window Vol. 1
Note: Sold as PDF Downloads only at gieckmusic.com. Updated edition now here! Pieces to explore the colours in modes, the vitality of rhythms, the richness of polychords and other stylistic elements. Great for expressive teens or adults! Late Intermediate piano solos - Outside My Window, Open, Mischief, The Girl With the Mixolydian Hair, Irish Dawn. 22 pages.