Review: Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls

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Just in time for Halloween, Jerald Simon has released a new book, Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghous. This fun and ‘scary’ book is perfect to use for halloween performances or just fun pieces to supplement and learn. Just like Platinum, all the pieces in this book is part of his “Cool Songs Club”.

Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls are written for the early intermediate to late intermediate student in mind. Every piece comes with three MP3s that are fun to play along with and would really add some extra spookiness to a performance. And each one has a corresponding YouTube video where Jerald will share tips and tricks for learning and playing the piece.

The pieces in this book are written in C Major, C minor, D minor, A minor and E minor.

I have a few favorites I thought I would highlight. The Dragon’s Den of Doom is very fun for students to play with the left hand ostinato pattern and right hand crossover.

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Shark’s Attack is also a favorite with the repeated patterns and fun “off beat” rhythms thrown in the mix. Besides who doesn’t like playing a shark themed piece?

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Do you have a student that loves to do something fun and “out of the box” when they perform? Well, then you must give them Fortress of Fear! You will want watch the YouTube video to see it in action, but students love using their forearm in this piece!

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There are 10 pieces included in Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls and they are all Spooktacular!

Disclaimer:  I received a free e-book copy of this series in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own. 


  1. Jeannie

    Did all the steps — already subscriber to both YOUTUBE pages

  2. Karen

    Did all the steps, most of them already done! Hope I win!

  3. lynnkie

    all done. looking forward to some moody music!

  4. lynnkie

    not able to find a link to the samples of Ghosts Goblins Freaks Ghouls…
    what to do???????????

  5. Dana

    Did it all! Looks amazing!

  6. Annaluise

    Excited for new Halloween Music! Thank you! Did all the steps!

  7. Juliet (Lincoln Piano)

    Think I Managed that! I liked/shared under my business page (Lincoln Piano Teaching UK) as it would be more interesting to my pupils than friends.
    Love playing and teaching his pieces so this would be great 🙂 x

  8. Loraine

    I did all the steps, would love to win a copy to explore more Halloween Music

  9. Annalise Eccles

    Done! Always looking for new, fun Halloween music. 🙂

  10. Marilyn Brennan

    I did all the steps and am looking forward to seeing this publication. Just love what he offers the music world.

  11. Kylie Grayston

    Done! 🙂 someone recommend me your books a couple of weeks ago and I’m keen to try some out!

  12. Donna Stark

    Tried to do all of the steps, but tagging you on Facebook didn’t work. Is there a # I could use instead?

    • FPSResources

      Donna, I see it on your page, so you are good to go. 😉 Thanks!

      • Donna Stark

        Great, thank you!

  13. Amy Comparetto

    Did all of the above, and shared this on Pinterest. I followed you both, too, so I could tag you! 🙂

  14. Christine Bookman

    Done, done, and done! We are all about the Halloween music this year at Ms. B’s. This will be a great addition to our collection.

  15. Allyson Moody

    I completed all the steps above. I just downloaded my first music from Jerald Simon last week and really enjoyed it. I would love to have more of his work!

  16. Tami Baird

    I tried tagging both of you but it didn’t work. Here’s my post I placed on my studio’s facebook page…”Jennifer Foxx with @FPSresources is sponsoring a fun give away event in conjunction with Jerald Simmons of Jerald has been generous to offer 10 free digital copies of his new Halloween collection. Refer to the link below for details and visit @Jerald Simon’s facebook page

  17. Colleen Branson

    DONE!!! I hope I win. I LOVE, love hearing about new resources. Thanks Jennifer.


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