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$11.99 USD | $14.99 CAD
9×12 paperback, 28 pages including cover and notes (23 pages of music)

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$35.99 USD | $44.99 CAD
Studio License – print for students you directly teach, licensed to your name

Item number: ISMN:979-09001414-7-7 / NK-P906

“The pieces are so well thought out and student’s will love the literary connections.” ~ Penny Lazarus

Details:

  • Early Intermediate to Early Advanced piano solos (Levels 3 to 8)
  • One duet (1P4H)
  • A Piano Tribute to the Hunger Games
  • A piano book you can imagine the series characters would have on their piano
  • An imagined setting of music mentioned in the books: folk music of District 12, music by Madge for Katniss, plus classics from a time before Panem

“One of the things that Rebekah mentioned that really impressed me was that she “tried to imagine what piano music of our era would have survived into the future world of District 12” ~ Penny Lazarus

Contents, Score and Sound samples:

Deep in the Meadow (A Mountain Air)

  • Early Intermediate (Level 3)
  • Expressive / Lullaby / Folk
 

Valley Song

  • Early Intermediate (Level 3)
  • Expressive / Celtic / Folk
 

The Hanging Tree

  • Late Intermediate (Level 6)
  • Expressive / Folk / Variations
 

The Toasting

  • Intermediate (Level 5)
  • Expressive / Celtic / Folk
 

Wedding Dance

  • Late Intermediate (Level 6)
  • Character Piece / Celtic / Folk
 

Imagine a Prelude ~ Bach arr. Maxner

  • Late Intermediate (Level 6)
  • Expressive / Baroque / Soft Rock
 

Stairway for Elisa ~ Maxner (with Beethoven)

  • Intermediate (Level 5)
  • Swing / Classical / Soft Rock
 

Over the Moon ~ Inspired by Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Maxner

  • Late Intermediate (Level 6)
  • Expressive / Classical / Pastiche
 

Friends of a Feather (Madge and Katniss Duet)

  • Late Intermediate (Level 6)
  • Expressive / Soundtrack Style / Duet
 

For Rue

  • Early Advanced (Level 8)
  • Expressive / Romantic / Pastiche
 

Folk music from District 12 that is mentioned in The Hunger Games books, including the lullaby Deep in the Meadow, the patriotic Valley Song, the haunting The Hanging Tree, the simply beautiful Toasting, as well as the Wedding Dance. There are also new twists on classics and classic rock that I imagine would still be known in the future, including a Bach/Lennon mash-up Imagine a Prelude, a Beethoven/Led Zeppelin mash-up, Stairway for Elisa, and a new take on the Moonlight Sonata, Over the Moon. The final two pieces are from Madge to Katniss, Friends of a Feather, a duet, and For Rue, a Chopin-inspired waltz based on Rue’s “all’s well” signal.

Reviews:

“Many of the pieces are original compositions, but there are also some interesting pieces inspired by famous piano pieces…. The pieces seem to evoke the original classical work, rather than exist merely as a simplified version.  Very creative!” ~ Joy Morin, Color in My Piano blog

Joy Morin of Color in my Piano blog reviews Madge’s Notebook.

Joy Morin reviews Madge’s Notebook.

“…a very creative and unique music book containing songs that capture the series’ setting and story really well, while tastefully interweaving snippets of famous pieces…” ~ Natalie Weber, Music Matters blog

Natalie Weber of Music Matters Blog reviews Madge’s Notebook.

Natalie Weber reviews Madge’s Notebook.

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Madge’s Notebook:

Book – add to cart

Print Book$11.70 USD | $14.99 CAD
9×12 paperback, 28 pages including cover and notes (24 pages of music)

eBook – add to cart

eBook$35.20 USD | $44.99 CAD
Studio License – print for students you directly teach, licensed to your name

eSheets for each piece available via my shop