Synopses & Reviews
One of the most important aspects of learning to play musical instruments is that the student must enjoy what he or she plays. That's the challenge that the Jazzin' About series meets. Since jazz, rock and blues are all part of our musical heritage, they should be experienced along with the more traditional 'classically'-oriented works. Pieces are arranged approximately in order of increasing difficulty, and provide a firm foundation for more advanced studies in this style of playing. The stimulating accompaniments for piano (or electric/electronic keyboard) help the student to achieve proper articulation of rhythmic patterns and familiarity with the feeling and characteristics of the music. It's the kind of fun and rewarding music that will encourage students to enjoy practicing as well as playing.
Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner (Grade 0-2). So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.