Martha Mier: Classical Jazz, Rags And Blues - Book 4

Books | Piano

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Classical melodies from Piano, Opera and Orchestral Literature are revisited in this unique series. The arrangements feature jazz styles including ragtime and blues. Students who are familiar with some of these gems will enjoy their new settings, while those playing them for the first time will become familiar with these wonderful melodies. Titles include: Bagatelle Swing; Ecossaise Rag; German Dance Rag; Jazz in A Minor; Lullaby in Blue; Ragtime Sonatina and Sheherazade Jazz.
ISBN: 9780739057094
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 17 April 2009
No of pages: 24
Language: English
Catalogue No: ALF31861

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        Musicroom Reviews

        I love the way well known themes and harmonies are revisited and tweaked to create a jazz feel. Purists may object to such treatment, but I think this book offers a connection with the classics which appeals to the teenage sense of humour and style. (It appeals to mine too!!) It also illustrates very clearly the elements of jazz and the simple techniques used to pull melody and harmony into jazz 'shapes'. Could provide fun concert encores of an intermediate standard.
        Anonymous - (Southgate, United Kingdom)