The fresh and appealing music contained in Performance Book 5 expands the rhythmic development of students by using sixteenth notes in compound meters. An eclectic mix of popular styles—from ballads to blues to lively showstoppers—is balanced with favorite repertoire from the Baroque and Classical periods. Performance tips help the student play musically and stylistically. Each piece on the included CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

Contents Include:

  • Blues Toccata
  • Caprice
  • Climbing the Pyrenees
  • Downtown Jazz
  • The Fifers
  • German Dance
  • June: Barcarolle
  • Little Etude
  • Minuetto
  • Missouri River Ballad
  • Soldier’s March
  • Sonatina in C Major (Second Movement)
  • Sonatina in C Major (Third Movement)
  • A Splash of Indigo
  • Watercolor Impressions