ALL WALTZES – Level 1
Selections included in the “Waltz Accompaniment and Fills Exercise” (link). These are extremely EASY solos – meant to help you ADD your own fills and ad-libs AND add songs to your “play list”.
Link – 1 Que Sera, Sera – 1956 Academy Award (sung by Doris Day)
Link – 10 Norwegian Wood – Beatles – 1965 (#83 on Rolling Stone TOP 500 Songs of ALL TIME)
Link – 14 Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce – 1974-5 (#1 on Bill Board)
Link – Sunrise Sunset – from Fiddler on the Roof (Tony 1965, Academy Award 1972)
WOW – I had NO IDEA this was originally a MEXICAN Waltz! The waltz “Sobre las Olas” (or “Over the Waves“) is the best known work of Mexican composer Juventino Rosas (1868–1894). It “remains one of the most famous Latin American pieces worldwide”, according to the “Latin America” article in The Oxford Companion to Music.
It was first published by Rosas in 1888. It remains popular as a classic waltz, and has also found its way into New Orleans Jazz and Tejano music.
Just ignore the numbers I put in front – they are the order they appear in the PH Lesson materials – found in the Beginner section. These are ALL level 1 solos.