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Jazz Dance

By Larry Minsky

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Solo piano - Intermediate
Composed by Larry Minsky. Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred's Premier Piano Solos. Form: Dance. Jazz. Single piece. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26292).

Item Number: AP.26292

With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Jazz. 9x12 inches.

The sophisticated sounds of jazz are easy to achieve in this solo written in the key of G mixolydian and 4/4 meter. In A-B-A form, it features an ostinato bass line in the A section with repeated melodic and rhythmic patterns in the melody. In the B section, the left hand accompaniment uses broken 7th chords and a walking bass line. Throughout the piece, the right hand is peppered with a generous amount of grace notes, lending an improvisatory style to the melody. Students will sound as if they really can improvise when they play this solo!