Music Review: Triumphant

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With the Olympics in full swing, I wanted to review a book that goes along perfectly with any Olympic theme. Triumphant, original inspirational and majestic piano solos composed by Jerald Simon fits the bill perfectly. Written for intermediate to late intermediate students every piece in this book is motivating and exciting to play.

Inside Triumphant, you will find:

Introduction (theory used to compose the pieces)
What Could Have Been
Stepping Stones
Standing Tall
Ahead of the Game
Looking Up
If at First You Don’t Succeed
Starting Over

Don’t you LOVE these titles? Just wait until you play the music!

Here is the link where you can watch a music video of Jerald playing TRIUMPHANT (one of the pieces in the book) with the minus track (which teachers and students can download for $.99 from his website). The track to this piece was recorded in studio with musicians.

If you are doing a Piano Olympic theme in your studio this year like I am, this book is a must! Even if you aren’t it is what I consider a ‘student saver’ book! You can view samples of the pieces inside Triumphant here. Triumphant is available to purchase in the Music Motivation store for only $4.95 for the single license pdf version  or $18.95 for a spiral bound hardcopy.

Be sure to check out Jerald’s blog where every Monday he posts a Monday Motivator post and on Tuesdays a Theory Tip Tuesday. The Theory Tip Tuesday posts includes a video where he teaches a cool theory concept and includes a FREE PDF download of the exercise he is teaching in the video. Go to his blog to check it out.

Ever wanted to see Jerald give a workshop? Well, you are in luck! He did a workshop on “How to Motivate Piano Students to Learn the Piano” last month for teachers in Utah and recorded it, so you can view on YouTube! Check it out here.

Jerald has a lot of exciting things in store coming soon, so keep your eye out!

Jerald is sharing the love this month and has graciously offered to giveaway 10 PDF versions and 2 hard copies of Triumphant away to my readers! Wow!!! To enter, please comment below. Deadline to enter is by Friday, February 14th; 10:00pm (az mountain standard).  Giveaway has expired.

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  1. Karin Boumeester

    Thanks for the review. I just discovered his website. Great ideas!!

  2. Carla

    I would LOVE to try this new music with my students!!

  3. Brenda Slocum

    Always interested in new resources. Please include me in the drawings.

  4. Betsy

    What a generous giveaway! I’ve been please with Jerald’s materials for my teen boys, especially.

  5. Amy

    Sounds like a very motivating book!

  6. Nicole D

    I’ve been eyeing Jerald’s materials for a while. Would love to try them with a few of my teenagers!

  7. Wendy P

    Awesome, thanks! It looks like another great blog to follow.

  8. Susan

    That book sounds fabulous!

  9. Laura B.

    Yes, please! I’d like to be entered in the drawing. The book sounds like a lot of fun!

  10. Bev Haley

    I love this! Totally awesome! Please enter me for the giveaway 🙂 Thanks!

  11. Janeen L.

    Wow!! This is motivational music! My students will love to play his music. Thank you for this giveaway.

  12. Saundra

    Great music and another new blog! Would love to be entered in the drawing.

  13. Robbin

    I’ve never used his music before. Since I also have an Olympic theme in my studio this year, now would be the perfect time!

  14. Amanda Latona

    Sounds fun. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

  15. Karen

    I’m in! Looks like a wonderful resource!

  16. Ronda Gerhart

    I love to use Jerald’s music in my studio
    The students thrive and learn theory while building a love of music

  17. Heidi N

    My boy students especially love his Cool Songs for Cool Kids. I’d love to let them try out Triumphant as they advance.

  18. Marion

    I would love to have this music for my Canadian piano students.

  19. Kelly Koch

    I’m so glad to see you reviewing this GORGEOUS music! The first time I heard Triumphant, I started crying it was so beautiful. I use so many of Jerald’s pieces with my students…they are great fun and very “meaty” sounding. Great job!

  20. Karen T

    Looks interesting. Would love to have.

  21. Brad Garner

    I use “Cool Kids” music in my studio. Kids like it

  22. Rhoda

    My students — especially the boys — like playing Jerald’s music

  23. Teresa

    The boys do love “Cool Kids” but he adult men love Jazzed About Christmas and Jazzed About Fourth of July. Would love to win his new book.

  24. Jeannie

    This is great! I have ordered some of Jerald’s music but don’ keep up with everything. Really enjoyed the workshop! Thanks!

  25. Allison

    I have students as young as 5 and as old as 67 using Jerald’s music. Hope I win!


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