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A First Book of Blues: 16 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist

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With these easy-to-play renditions, beginning pianists of all ages can enjoy one of America's most celebrated art forms. Sixteen popular blues melodies include traditional songs such as "St. James Infirmary" and "Careless Love" as well as several numbers by blues giants Jelly Roll Morton and W. C. Handy, including "St. Louis Blues," "Joe Turner Blues," and "The Hesitating Blues."

Students, teachers, and other pianists will find these arrangements much simpler and more melodic than other versions. The selections include suggestions for fingering and are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Introductory material by editor David Dutkanicz offers helpful explanations of the melodic and rhythmic theory behind the blues. 

Synopsis:

This compilation introduces beginning pianists of all ages to 16 easy-to-play renditions of popular blues melodies, including traditional works as well as several numbers by Jelly Roll Morton, W. C. Handy, and others.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note                                                             
The Blues Scale                                                                                                              
Blues Rhythm                                                                                                            
Down Home Blues, Tom Delaney (1889–1963) 
Outta Bed Blues, Traditional 
Crazy Blues, Perry Bradford (1883–1970) 
St. James Infirmary, Traditional
Prison Bound,Traditional 
Weary Blues, Artie Mathews (1888–1958) 
St. Louis Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 
Yellow Dog Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 
Joe Turner Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 
Careless Love, Traditional      
Arkansas Blues, Anton Lada (c.1890–1944) & Spencer Williams (1889–1965) 
The Hesitating Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 
Beale Street Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 
Royal Garden Blues, Spencer Williams (1889–1965) & Clarence Williams (1898–1965) 
Jelly Roll Blues, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1885–1941) 
Memphis Blues, W. C. Handy (1873–1958)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486481296
Author:
Dutkanicz, David
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
popular beginners blues piano
Subject:
dover music
Subject:
WC Handy
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Soul
Subject:
Music-Soul and Motown
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Music for Piano
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 0.35 lb
Age Level:
from 4

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