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Piano solo (Easy) | Shaw Music ∙ free download

I am enjoying writing new music for a piano student interested in geography: a set of 50 piano solos inspired by each of the 50 United States. (I have in mind John Thompson’s miniature piano suite The Covered Wagon, which I loved to play as a child.) Each piece will be short, about 24 measures, and will be grade 2-3 difficulty level. States are listed below in chronological order of statehood, with hyperlinks to currently available pieces. You may download and print the music at no charge, to use in your private teaching or for your own enjoyment! For more information about this project, please contact me.

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Delaware – December 7, 1787
Pennsylvania – December 12, 1787
New Jersey – December 18, 1787
Georgia – January 2, 1788
Connecticut – January 9, 1788
Massachusetts – February 6, 1788
Maryland – April 28, 1788
South Carolina – May 23, 1788
New Hampshire – June 21, 1788
Virginia – June 25, 1788
New York – July 26, 1788
North Carolina – November 21, 1789
Rhode Island – May 29, 1790
Vermont – March 4, 1791
Kentucky – June 1, 1792
Tennessee – June 1, 1796
Ohio – March 1, 1803
Louisiana – April 30, 1812
Indiana – December 11, 1816
Mississippi – December 10, 1817
Illinois – December 3, 1818
Alabama – December 14, 1819
Maine – March 15, 1820
Missouri – August 10, 1821
Arkansas – June 15, 1836
Michigan – January 26, 1837
Florida – March 3, 1845
Texas – December 29, 1845
Iowa – December 28, 1846
Wisconsin – May 29, 1848
California – September 9, 1850
Minnesota – May 11, 1858
Oregon – February 14, 1859
Kansas – January 29, 1861
West Virginia – June 20, 1863
Nevada – October 31, 1864
Nebraska – March 1, 1867
Colorado – August 1, 1876
North Dakota – November 2, 1889
South Dakota – November 2, 1889
Montana – November 8, 1889
Washington – November 11, 1889
Idaho – July 3, 1890
Wyoming – July 10, 1890
Utah – January 4, 1896
Oklahoma – November 16, 1907
New Mexico – January 6, 1912
Arizona – February 14, 1912
Alaska – January 3, 1959
Hawaii – August 21, 1959


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