Jazzy Locomotive by Mike Springer. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Signature Series. Jazz. Intermediate. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.29135).
All aboard for a solo that is full of jazzy swing! The left hand keeps a steady beat with a walking bass line and lots of blocked intervals while the right hand melody swings the eighth notes. Various articulations, including staccatos, accents and legato phrases make this solo an excellent study in different touches. In F major and 4/4 meter, the A-B-A form with a coda will make this piece easy to learn. Students will love to perform it for family, friends, or on recitals.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2011-2013.
Location: from Setauket, NY
December 17, 2007
Springer's done it again! What a piece for a young boy looking for a change of pace. Lies easily under the hands while the rhythm and catchy tune lead you on. Great Jazz piece for transitioning to the intermediate level of performance, whether Classical or Popular. Highly recommended.
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