With More Grade 3 Piano Solos you can learn a diverse range of Piano Solos, from classical and contemporary pieces to pop hits and songs from the musicals. This book contains something for everyone and each solo has been carefully selected with the specifications of the major exam board grades in mind, including ABRSM. This songbook offers valuable supplementary repertoire for beginning Grade 3 pianists of any age. These will aid with your technique and theoretical skills, while also allowing you to play some incredible tunes that will help your musicality. Each piece also includes helpful performance tips. "Each volume contains a good selection of music which should motivate practice in most students: surely a cause for celebration" - Pianist Magazine, Febr-Mar 2018 Songlist: - Air (Water Music) [Handel] - Ave Maria [Schubert] - Bills [LunchMoney Lewis] - Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins) - Frozen Heart (from Frozen) - Georgia On My Mind [Ray Charles] - Hello [Adele] - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring [Bach] - Love Yourself [Justin Bieber] - Naughty (from Matilda The Musical) - Nuvole Bianche [Einaudi] - Paradise [Coldplay] - Pavane [Faure] - Prelude In Db Major 'Raindrop' [Chopin] - Waistband Dance (Romanian Folk Dances) [Bartók] - Writing's On The Wall Sam [Smith]
Singing the News is the first study to concentrate on sixteenth-century ballads, when there was no regular and reliable alternative means of finding out news and information. It is a highly readable and accessible account of the important role played by ballads in spreading news during a period when discussing politics was treason. The study provides a new analytical framework for understanding the ways in which balladeers spread their messages to the masses. Jenni Hyde focusses on the melody as much as the words, showing how music helped to shape the understanding of texts. Music provided an emotive soundtrack to words which helped to shape sixteenth-century understandings of gendered monarchy, heresy and the social cohesion of the commonwealth. By combining the study of ballads in manuscript and print with sources such as letters and state records, the study shows that when their topics edged too close to sedition, balladeers were more than capable of using sophisticated methods to disguise their true meaning in order to safeguard themselves and their audience, and above all to ensure that their news hit home.