Magazine article American Music Teacher

Sneezes, Snorts & Sniffles: 7 Piano Pieces with Extra-Musical Sounds

Magazine article American Music Teacher

Sneezes, Snorts & Sniffles: 7 Piano Pieces with Extra-Musical Sounds

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Sneezes, Snorts & Sniffles: 7 Piano Pieces with Extra-musical Sounds, by Wendy Stevens. The Willis Music Company, 2014. www.halleonard.com; 16 pp., $7.99.

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Sneezes, Snorts & Sniffles: 7 Piano Pieces with Extra-Musical Sounds by Wendy Stevens is a beautiful book for the early-elementary piano student. The colorful cover is designed attractively to draw the attention of a younger student. The titles of the pieces are cute and interesting: "The Hiccup Song," "Stinky Feet," "A-choo!," "I'll Give You a Snort," The Snoring Song, I he Gasping Song" and "The Sniffles." The printing is very clear and clean, making it ideal for early-elementary students to read (and "older" teachers to see from the side of the piano bench).

All seven songs are played with both hands, but the first five songs are written with only one note playing at one time. …

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