Browse below to learn more about Cadenza Music Tuition's books:
The Missing Bars series
The Missing Bars series is a collection of books written by Daniel Nicholson. They offer an accessible, fun and progressive journey into the world of improvisation and composition. The series has three categories - Beginners Books, Duet Books and Improvisers Books.
Missing Bars - Duets (Books 1-2)
Book 1 is aimed at pianists of approx Grade 1-3 level. There are 10 original compositions and the teacher's part is available to listen to and download here. You will also find the recordings for Book 2 here too which itself is aimed at pianists of grade 3-5 level.
The Duet books all feature a simple section of improvisation which is aimed at developing pulse, ensemble skills, rhythmic clarity and musical awareness. These highly interactive, modern and fun compositions are well suited to pupils with a bit of creative flair!
Missing Bars - For Improvisers (Books 1-2)
These books were the first to be conceived by Daniel and they were aimed at making improvisation accessible to those who have not learned how to improvise before. Each piece is styled in a contemporary manner covering various sub-genres of Jazz, Film/TV and 20th Century Classical music.
Recordings and backing tracks are available for these pieces here.