Do-It-Yourself Series
Part of my late-in-life musical education is having to go back to square one. That means: Bartók's "Mikrokosmos" Volume 1 with rudimentary piano exercises. Never mind decades of improvising on the keyboard and learning all the wrong techniques. And don't look at your hands, look at the book! Prof. Daniel Sonenberg encouraged me to write a simple one minute piano piece myself for myself, and I did. And I wrote another one, and another one, and then added a flute. The result is the "D.I.Y. Series", 12 short pieces for children for piano and flute all written directly in notation. Here's a number of them, from simple to more elaborate. Enjoy.


These are digital renderings, using Vienna Symphonic Library sound samples.

 
The DIYSeries (Image)
Sleepy Eyes (Slow Waltz)

Donkey's Tale

Dora's Dream (Image)
Dora's Dream (For my mother Dora Stokman)

Train's On Track
Train's On Track

Susie's Swing (Image)
Susie's Swing

Mouse In The House (Image)
Mouse In The House (Based on a true story)

Midnight Minuet (Image)
Midnight Minuet

Watch Me! (Image)
Baby Bach (For our adorable granddaughter Lennon)

 
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