Philip Sparke’s Skilful Solos
is the second volume of a progressive series of solo books that takes the young player from beginner to accomplished musician. Following on from the first book in the series Starter Solos
this collection generally contains longer pieces suitable for the developing young musician. Skilful Solos
comes with a play-along CD. The advantages of playing either with piano or CD accompaniment are that the beginning player can now experience the important aspects of ensemble playing from their earliest lessons, thus developing the essential skills of listening while they play and maintaining strict tempo, which is not always achieved when playing alone.