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FREE Piano Music - Dolphins Play Everyday by Jerald Simon

Download this FREE PDF of "Dolphins Play Everyday" from my "Cool Songs" Annual Subscription http://musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription - created to offer monthly Cool Songs for teenage piano students - especially teenage boys.
 
Here is a FREE "Cool Song" I'd like everyone to have. This is one of the primer level pieces from my "Cool Songs" Annual Subscription
 
This "Cool Song" is "Dolphins Play Every Day". You can download the FREE PDF sheet music and the accompanying MP3 minus tracks as well. This is a primer level piece (only using the treble clef/right hand) in the key of C Major (4/4 time signature). Please feel free to share this with any piano student or piano teacher who is looking for fun music to play on the piano!
 
Click on the image below to download the PDF of "Dolphins Play Everyday"
Dolphins Play Everyday by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
Download Dolphins Play Everyday by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
Every month I produce and release a new "Cool Song" and teach...

Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon

Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - Purchase the PDF book for $8.95 (includes all of 30 accompanying minus tracks - 3 for each of the 10 scary pieces), or purchase the Spiral Bound book for $16.95
 
Click on the ADD TO CART button below to Download the PDF book and accompanying minus tracks for $8.95 (you can actually download the minus tracks below - 2 for each cool song)
 
After purchasing this book, you will receive an email with a link to download this book as a PDF download with the accompanying minus tracks. Everything is sent in a ZIP file and the file is quite large so it will take a few minutes to download everything to your computer. You can then open the ZIP file with the PDF book and 3 MP3s per song. We recommend downloading the PDF book to your computer for one of the downloads and then your tablet for the second download (then, in case anything happens, you can copy the file from you computer to your tablet/iPad).
 
Download Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - for $8.95
 
Click on the ADD TO CART button below to Purchase the Spiral Bound Book for $16.95 (you will automatically receive a PDF zip folder that has all of the 30 accompanying minus tracks - 3 for each of the 10 scary pieces). The spiral bound book will be mailed to you.
 
After purchasing this book, you will receive an email with a link to download this book as a PDF download with the accompanying minus tracks. Everything is sent in a ZIP file and the file is quite large so it will take a few minutes to download everything to your computer. You can then open the ZIP file with the PDF book and 3 MP3s per song. We recommend downloading the PDF book to your computer for one of the downloads and then your tablet for the second download (then, in case anything happens, you can copy the file from you computer to your tablet/iPad).
 
Purchase the spiral bound book of Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - for $16.95
 
Click on the ADD TO CART button below to Purchase the Music Teacher Studio License PDF book and accompanying minus tracks for $25.95 (and then download the MP3s that are emailed to you in a ZIP folder). In many cases, that is the cost of one book. With this purchase, you as the music teacher, will have license to print off as many copies of this book as you would like for the piano students in your studio. You may charge your piano students a minimal fee each year to help you cover the cost. This is a one time payment of $25.95 for an unlimited license to reprint the book (only this book - you would need a license for the other books as well) for your students in your studio. This license is not transferable and you are only permitted to print this book for the piano students in your studio. Other piano teachers and music educators will need to purchase their own studio license to reprint the music for the students in their own studios. Thank you for observing the copyright laws and protective rights of the composer.
 
Studio License of Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
This is the offical statement on the "Studio License" edition books: Studio License - This PDF book has been purchased as a "Studio License" edition, and as such, as the piano teacher, you are authorized to print off individual "cool songs" or the entire pdf book for your piano students in your studio. This license does not extend to any other piano teacher or music studio. Enjoy these "Cool Songs" with your students. If you know other piano teachers who would like to use these, they must purchase their own "Studio License" edition to use the "Cool Songs" in their studio. Thank you for obeying copyright laws.
 

About the book Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon

 
I hope you enjoy “Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls”. These fun, scary piano solos were composed with teenagers in mind - especially teenage boys, and are also great as student savers. These are very fun performance pieces any student would want to play and perform. Minus tracks can be used as well. You will hear the accompaniment music at three speeds: (1) Performance Speed with Piano, (2) Performance Speed - No Piano, and (3) Practice Speed - No Piano. 
 
All 10 of these cool songs were composed by Jerald Simon as part of his “Cool Songs Annual Subscription”. This is Jerald’s description of the “Cool Songs Annual Subscription”: 
 
Every week, I produce and release a new “Cool Song” and teach students the theory of the new piece with fun examples and exercises that demonstrate the practical application of learning music theory, so students can begin making music of their own. Each new “Cool Song” is emailed to all Music Motivation® mentees according to their preferred subscription.
 
If you would like to learn more about my weekly “Cool Songs” from the annual subscription, you can visit my website page about the subscription at musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription for more information.
How it all began...
 
Many piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students ask me how or why I began creating the weekly “Cool Songs” from my “Cool Songs Annual Subscription” (musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription). It began with my “Cool Songs for Cool Kids” Series (Primer Level and Books 1, 2, and 3), and my “Cool Songs that ROCK!” Series (books 1 and 2). To be honest, however, it actually began long before any of those books were created.
 
I began teaching piano lessons part time in 2003, I was newly married and was selling pianos in a piano store.  I didn’t start teaching full time as an independant piano teacher until 2006. Between 2003 and 2006 I had a few different sales jobs I did as well, while continuing to do things on the side for my music career. In 2006 I created my music company, Music Motivation®, at first for my piano studio and for me as a performing musician. I then felt motivated to come out with two books back to back. The first book I ever created was “An Introduction to Scales and Modes”. It is an in-depth tutorial of basic scales and modes in all key signatures. After that I came out with my second book, “Variations on Mary Had a Little Lamb.” This book has nine different arrangements I created using the children’s song, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” These are some of the arrangements in the book: Mary Took Her Lamb to a Swingin’ Jazz Club, Mary’s Lamb Had the Blues, Mary Took Her Lamb to a 50s Rock Concert, Mary and Her Lamb Live with Indians, etc., etc., until the last arrangement of: Mary Took Her Lamb to a Funeral.
 
These books were created to help students learn the theory and the practical application of the music. As a result of these two books, my piano studio more than doubled. At my most busy time in teaching, I had around 88 piano students. The majority were teenage boys (ages 11-19), and most of them wanted to quit piano lessons. Piano teachers and parents of piano students would send me their students who essentially wanted nothing more to do with the instrument. The parents and teachers said they didn’t want their students to quit and asked me to try to motivate them to keep playing the piano (I guess that is what I get for naming my company Music Motivation®). The students would not play from any method book past or present and would never suggest music they wanted to play. I needed to figure out how to reach these students and connect with them. I asked each of them what kind of music they enjoyed and asked them to bring it so they could work on it. The majority would not do it. I then asked them to challenge me to create or compose a piano solo for them during their lesson. They all found this very entertaining. I would tell them to choose a style of music, key signature, and the time signature. With some pieces, such as “Game Over” from “Cool Songs for Cool Kids” book 1, they even said I could only use four notes. It was a game for the students and a challenge for me. With each of these students, I composed a piano solo during their lesson time and even notated it in Finale. At the end of their lesson I printed off the music and sent it home with them. I challenged them to learn the piano solo and then let me know what they thought. I told them I would compose a new piece the following week during their next lesson for them.
 
It worked! The following week, the students returned and I asked them if they had tried to play it. The majority of these students had not only tried to play it, but had perfected the piece and said they were ready to challenge me to compose a new piano solo. I would accept their challenge and tell them they would need to play what I composed. I asked the students what they honestly thought about the music and almost without exception, the students said they thought the music sounded “cool.” They told me they would play the piano more if they could have more “cool” sounding music like the piano solo I had composed. I appreciated their positive feedback. I told them I would emphasize the music theory in the “cool song” because they need to know their music theory, but I also told them I wanted them to have fun learning these “cool songs” each week. That is how it all began. All of the “cool songs” I had composed in each lesson were later compiled into “Cool Songs for Cool Kids” books 1, 2, and 3. Because of the great feedback of these books, I then created “Cool Songs that ROCK!” books 1 and 2 for older teenagers that were a little more advanced. I have my students play through all of the “cool songs” I create so I can receive their feedback . They know what they like and what sounds “cool” to them. I listen to and now receive feedback from many piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students around the world who tell me what they would like me to compose as well. Have fun with this music!
 
Here are the images for the first page from each of the pieces in the book. Below the sample page you can watch the video where I teach each "cool song" and demonstrate the theory behind the music. It's the practical application of learning the music theory and actually applying it to these weekly "cool songs". When you purchase the PDF book or the spiral bound book, you will automatically be emailed a ZIP file containing each of the MP3 minus tracks (three of each scary song: (1). one at performance speed with the piano, (2). one at performance speed - no piano, and (3).  the third at practice speed - no piano).These were all composed for teenagers (especially teenage boys), but everyone enjoys them. The feedback has been wonderful from piano teachers and piano students. At the bottom of this page you can read several testimonials from piano teachers who are using the annual subscription.
 
 
Have fun with these scary Halloween cool songs!
 
Dracula's Den of Doom by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
Watch the video tutorial of Dracula's Dance
 
 
Cool Exercises (to go along with Dracula's Dance)Early Intermediate Level (Key of C minor)
 
 
The Dragon's Den of Doom by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of The Dragon's Den of Doom
 
 
When Sharks Attack! by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
3. When Sharks ATTACK! -  Intermediate Level (Key of A minor)
 
Watch the video tutorial of When Sharks ATTACK!
 
 
Goblin Getaway - by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of Goblin Getaway
 
 
Darkness by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of DARKNESS
 
 
Spook by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of SPOOK
 
 
Haunted by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of Haunted
 
 
Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
8. Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls - Late Intermediate (Key of C - w/accidentals)
 
Watch the video tutorial of Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls
 
 
Fortress of Fear by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
9. Fortress of Fear - Intermediate Level (Key of C Major)
 
Watch the video tutorial of Fortress of FEAR
 
 
Under Siege by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
 
 
Watch the video tutorial of Under Siege
 
 
Testimonials from other piano teachers about Jerald's "Cool Songs Annual Subscription"
 
"I highly recommend the innovative concept of providing an annual subscription to Music Motivation's president and founder Jerald Simon's teaching methods.  It's amazingly simple to use and can be used in a variety of ways.  Use the theory teaching youtube videos with the student or teach the concept in your own way.  Then immediately make the concept practical by assigning the Cool Song. It gives purpose for the theory and the exercises can be used in a fun way.  And all of this comes weekly in email form!" - Bev Conway (piano teacher)
 
"Not only do you get a song per week to learn, but all of the "fixings" (supplements) to go with it!  Backing tracks, PDFs and also a step by step video going though each song.  Wow!  It's a great value for the price. I think students would enjoy playing these (cool) songs.  Teachers and students shouldn't think twice about learning about (Jerald's) compositions and letting themselves be inspired by his musical style.  Don't delay - jump in today!" - Jeff Willie (Owner Instructor at JW Music Studio)
 

"My favorite thing about the "Cool Songs" is the music theory that is introduced in the YouTube videos. So many times, students don't understand the why behind theory until they have been taking lessons for several years.  The videos introduce theory concepts in a way that compliments the song, and then gives students a reason to actually use it!"  Thanks again! - Amanda W Smith ModernMusicTeaching.com Here is the link to her review: http://www.modernmusicteaching.com/blog/review-weekly-cool-songs-by-jerald-simon

 

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