Some Hip Holiday Arrangements and More

Here's a follow up on my recent blog Ten Outstanding Arrangements for the Season.

1) My "three kings" came close to nailing Wendy Steven's (of arrangement of "We Three Kings" at the recital Friday evening. Above is their performance with a slight page turn biff.  FYI: the one standing is playing the finger snapping part on DSC02144some jingle bells.  Thanks Wendy for a terrific recital showstopper!

2) In the video below I'm playing my arrangement of Mercy Me's (Christian contemporary band) arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." The possible registrations on the Allen Renaissance Quantum Organ is magnified thanks to over 200 MIDI voices. With all these options, it feels like a candy DEPARTMENT store.

Some other organists (hooray, I found some pianists who are organists, too!) have asked if there is sheet music available for this arrangement. The answer is yes, I have one but only an old hard copy in need of some minor edits. The file was lost when my last computer was stolen (before the days of Dropbox, etc). If you are interested in this hard copy that could use some formatting tweaks, I'd be happy to send you what I have now and hopefully I'll  find time to re-notate this in Finale.

And a few more things...

jazz-piano-book-cover1) Winners of Elena Cobb's giveaway for her books Higgledy Piggledy will be announced shortly. Thank you to all who expressed an interest and entered the contest. Creativity is essential to musicians and her books provide ample opportunities for pianists to create at the keys.

2) Tim Topham is offering a free giveaway of my book The iPad Piano Studio: Keys to Unlocking the Power of Apps. Click here to learn how you can win.

3) AND thank you Tim Topham for including my Facebook page 88pianokeys as one of the 10 best piano teaching pages! Click here to read his entire list and make sure to like my page (here) if you haven't done so already. I'd love to have you join me in conversation over the latest hot piano-sleepteaching topics, etc. Also, make sure to stop by Tim's blog. He always has something intriguing, especially his latest review of the new notation app Notate Me.

4) In case you don't feel like waiting, you can order your copy of my book here. If you are still in doubt, check out what others are saying here.

Can't wait to share some exciting new ideas for you and your iPad.

Coming soon!

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