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ISADAR - Near the Edge of Light

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A book by Isadar

Solo piano transcriptions of Isadar's album collection "Near the Edge of Light (piano solos)"

Tags: Books, Music, Piano
Author: Isadar
Publisher: Mainya Music Publishing
1 review about ISADAR - Near the Edge of Light

From MainlyPiano

  • Jul 24, 2010
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+5
"Near the Edge of Light" is the companion songbook to Isadar's 1990 debut recording by the same name, which is also solo piano. Expertly transcribed and engraved by David Shenton of New York Music Publishing, the notation is clear and crisp and printed at a very readable and roomy size. This is a really nice collection from several different standpoints. There is a variety of musical styles from smooth and flowing to quite syncopated and jazzy; some of the rhythms are more complicated than others, but most are fairly easy; most the accents that make Isadar's music so distinctive are notated, making it easier to sound like the recording when playing the sheet music. Several of the pieces are suitable for players in a later-intermediate playing level. The timing in a couple of the pieces (the title song and "In A Corner") is a bit more advanced, and "April Showers" is in the key of F# (six sharps), but there are no reaches beyond an octave and several of the pieces have running eighth notes in the left hand which makes the timing easy. If you are a pianist and a fan of Isadar's music, this collection is a must! Recommended!

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