Manitoba out of the box

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The Manitoba RMTĀ  Journal wrote a review of my Out of the Box book.

“The eight pieces included in this collection have all been written without key signatures, showing all accidentals on the music. A Ms Griesdale states, ‘the music is designed to be light-hearted and whimsical’. All selections here are a move away from traditional harmony. The dissonance allows students the opportunity to express the dynamics and felling s suggested by the composer’s titles and performance comments. The tricky rhythms used in all the pieces tend to be played in repetitive patterns so that the student can keep up with the quick changes of pitch. Dynamic changes cover the extremes and make and exciting canvas for any performer. This book provides and interesting introduction to contemporary music for the young pianist.”

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