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Classical Jazz Rags & Blues, Book 2

9 Classical Melodies Arranged in Jazz Styles for Intermediate Pianists

By Martha Mier

Piano - Intermediate
9 Classical Melodies Arranged in Jazz Styles for Intermediate Pianists. Composed by Martha Mier. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Classical Jazz, Rags & Blues. Blues; Jazz. Book. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28988).

Item Number: AP.28988

ISBN 0739049623. Blues; Jazz.

Classical melodies from piano literature, 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.

About Jazz, Rags & Blues

Jazz, Rags & Blues, Books 1 through 5 contain original solos for late elementary to early advanced-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.

  • Blues for Dolores 
  • Blues March 
  • Italian Jazz 
  • Jazz Etude 
  • A Jazzy Lullaby 
  • Jazzy German Dance  
  • Jazzy Spanish Song 
  • Minuet in Jazz 
  • Ragtime Can-Can 
  • Ragtime Prelude 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Chicago, Ill
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  • November 28, 2011 Classical Jazz Rags & Blues-book 2

    Bought these for my students to get away from the standard classical style of playing. The 9 songs in this book have different style rhythms which changes classical to blues,Jazz, and Ragtime. This book 2 has some very good syncopated rhythms, plus I have the students also add some...

    improv. or change the note durations along with what is written to make the songs sound more lively. Songs in this series are pretty good as written. The Book 2 is easy to read and well organized. Songs are 1 or 2 pages in length. The songs are a series to get into modified Classical pieces played to pop/blues/Rag styles and to learn basic syncopated rhythms. Book 2 is for the intermediate student throughout the book. All 4 Levels of this series are pretty good learning books. Variety of Blues, Jazz,and Ragtime - to Classical type songs from easy to the intermediate/advanced playing student. All the songs have very interesting styles to them. hope this helps. pianomanDT

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  • 2

    Setauket, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 26, 2007 The Rags are cute.

    The Blues aren't very Bluesy but the The Rags are fun. My problem is that I think the original Classical pieces such as "solfagietto" would be very difficult to learn if they weren't taught first. After learning the original then the fun would be to learn the improvisational...


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