Cover Photo for Tomorrow's Daydream Songbook
Since many of you have asked. . . the photo of me on the Tomorrow's Daydream Songbook was taken by my wife in Castel di Tusa, Sicily at the Atelier sul Mare, a hotel-museum of contemporary art.
Tomorrow's Daydream Songbook now on Amazon.com
Tomorrow's Daydream Solo Piano Songbook is now available on Amazon.com. I mention this because purchasing from Amazon is convenient, especially if you have an Amazon gift card you received for the Holidays or for a birthday.
However, that said…
I would much prefer you purchase the songbook from one of my websites for three reasons:
- You'll receive free access to the Members Area on my website where you may listen to the entire album (until the album is released), as well as other music I'm currently working on.
- You'll receive discounts on my future songbooks, CDs, and downloads
- I receive more money from each sale, which enables me to fund and bring to you more of my music.
Review of Tomorrow's Daydream Songbook
Kathy Parsons, influential educator and supporter of contemporary and new age piano music, has posted a review of my new solo piano songbook, Tomorrow's Daydream." Here is the entire review:
Tomorrow's Daydream Solo Piano Songbook is a sparkling collection of Brian Kelly's own transcriptions of the eleven original piano solos from his forthcoming CD release, Tomorrow's Daydream. This folio is a little bit unusual in that the sheet music book is being released before the actual CD has been recorded. Brian's transcriptions and the subsequent editing (by yours truly) were done from a demo recording Brian made with his electronic piano. Since much of Brian's music is jazz-oriented, the final version of the recording will undoubtedly be different from the songbook, but the book represents how Brian felt the songs were best notated and played at the time, and the songs' essence will remain the same. It is important to note that Brian is offering free access to the Members Area on his site to those who buy the book from his site (the book is also available from Amazon, but since Brian has no way of knowing who buys the book from Amazon, he cannot make this offer available to those who purchase it there.) While in the Members Area, people can listen to the whole album as well as other music Brian is working on. This little perk can be a huge help in hearing the tempi of the music and the general style of the pieces.
The book itself is really beautiful, with full-color glossy covers (front and back), spiral binding, 80-pound paper, and clear and clean notation. The spacing is roomy and easy to read, and some of the pieces include Brian's suggested fingerings. The music is fun to play, but it is definitely not for beginners. For example, if you find David Nevue's sheet music challenging, you might want to wait on this one until you get a bit more advanced. Timing is moderately complicated, some of the harmonies are complex, and several pieces are in difficult key signatures. The title song and parts of “Life Stream” are in the key of F# (six sharps), but “All of Thee Above” is in A minor and “Journey Home” is in C (no sharps or flats). A few spots have reaches of more than an octave, but not many. The music is challenging, but late intermediate and advanced players will find plenty to love while getting lost in this music and making it theirs. Recommended!
Tomorrow's Daydream Songbooks arrived!
||Tomorrow's Daydream: Solo Piano SongbookI'm excited to announce the arrival of my songbook.
11 solo piano pieces, 84 pages (88 if you count the covers ;0), printed, coil-bound, on 80lb. paper, transcribed by the composer.
For those who buy the songbook: since the album has not been released yet, I'm offering free access to the Members Area on my website where you may listen to the entire album as well as other music I'm currently working on.
The songbooks may also be pre-ordered at Amazon.com. They should be in-stock at Amazon next week. Just be aware that if you buy thru Amazon, you will not get access to my Members Area because Amazon does not reveal to me who the buyers are.
Brian Kelly Music Plans for 2011
Recording… This spring I hope finally to record the Tomorrow's Daydream album on a real grand piano – in all likelihood, a Fazioli F278.
Two more songbooks… A revised edition of my "Pools Of Light" songbook (currently available only as a pdf file) will be published as a printed, coil-bound songbook. Also in the works is a printed songbook of twelve new solo piano pieces.
Pre-order Tomorrow's Daydream: Solo Piano Songbook
The companion sheet music book to my forthcoming solo piano album, Tomorrow's Daydream, is now available for pre-sale. The songbook will be available to ship in January 2011.
• 11 solo piano pieces (for intermediate to advanced players)
• printed (hard copy), spiral bound, glossy cover, 80lb. paper
• 84 pages
Solo Piano Album by Brian Kelly In Progress
In June I'll be in the studio rehearsing music for my solo piano album (Tomorrow's Daydream). There will be 11 tracks on the album (approximately 44 minutes total). Listen here: www.solopianoartist.com. I'm trying to come up with song titles for tracks #5, #7, and #11. If any images or titles come to mind, please send me your thoughts.
Also in progress is a solo piano songbook containing sheet music transcriptions of all 11 compositions.