In “Zoo Time!” for clarinet and piano, James Rae has imagined how our friends in the zoo might perform on the dance floor! This has inspired some delightful pieces such as “Tiger Tango”, “Rhino Rumba”, “Cobra Calypso” and many more. But it’s not just fun for pupil and teacher alike; musical styles are explored even at this early (Grade 1) stage and the student will be inspired to try and interpret the music to portray the animals as vividly as possible. All the notes are below the break. Attractive, teacher-friendly piano accompaniments are provided, which include chord symbols for further musical possibilities. “Zoo Time!” follows on naturally from James Rae’s “Child’s Play” (UE21700) where all the beginners’ notes are introduced one at a time, just as in a standard tutor book.
• Easy pieces, all in a comfortable range, to inspire the young beginner
• The piano accompaniments are designed to enhance the pieces and provide support for the clarinettist
• Musical styles are explored even at this early stage
• Illustrations can be downloaded for free for colouring in
This is another fabulous book full of such approachable and fun pieces. Students and teacher are going to love it and in true Universal style it is such a smart and well put together publication.
Mark Walton, clarinetist, saxophonist & teacher
Outreach Music www.markwalton.com.au