"Roots: The Solo Piano Songbook" provides a wonderful gift for the pianists in your life, especially when combined with the Roots Compact Disc. This music book was professionally notated directly from the CD, and is presented in a beautiful package for the pianist.
Samples from this songbook are available for a free download in PDF format on the Laurie Z. homepage at: www.lauriez.com.
The songs featured in the recording and music book of "Roots" were recorded simultaneously into Disklavier format, and the Yamaha Pianosoft Disklavier diskette of "Roots" is available through any Yamaha Disklavier dealer, or via Hal Leonard and many online sites.
Two music professors had this to say about "Roots: The Solo Piano Songbook":
"I believe that I have found quite a remarkable collection of piano pieces for late intermediate or advanced students. Laurie's music has the pianistic touches of Chopin, the ornaments of Baroque, the sophistication and the grace of classical piano music; yet her structures and harmonies follow the verse-chorus structures of Elton John's music and the type of contemporary piano music many students love to play."
~Penka Kouneva, Professor of Music
"A masterpiece which will fill a void in the piano literature. The presentation is marvelous with each verbal description and a clear copy to read."
Mary Jane Schultz Piano Studio MTAC,
National Guild of Piano Teachers
CAPMT, Suzuki, SYMF
1. Stranger in a Familiar Land
2. Michael's Song
3. In the Monterey Mist
4. For the Love of a Child
5. The Mysterious Painter
6. From the Ashes
7. Dream Come True
9. The Still of the Night
11. Too Blue
12. The River
13. Kelly's Garden
14. Good Night, My Friend
15. My Perfect Love (bonus song from Life Between the Lines)