Mr. Clementi Goin' On Holidays. (Short exercises for piano in blues and rock style). By Eduard Puetz. For piano. This edition: ED 6662; Saddle-stitch. Piano Music. 20 pages. Published by Schott Music (SD.49006522).
Many students lead an independent musical life apart from their normal piano lessons; they play jazz or pop music and make some attempts at improvisation without it being possible for the teacher to intervene and to supervise matters of technique, fingering , phrasing etc. The purpose of this volume is to create an additional link between teacher and pupil by making avaliable some small exercises in current jazz and blues styles. An additional stimulus should thus be given to the pupil who has a liking for musical forms of this kind, but not at the expense of the teacher's supervision of the necessary technicalside of piano playing. A hort "holiday" from Classical sonatinas and studies should help him to get over a time of "boredom", so that he will eventually return to tratitional material with even greater enthusiasm. And in several pieces there is an opportunity to improvise above the harmonic pattern in the left hand.