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A First Book of Blues -- For The Beginning Pianist
16 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist Sheet Music Book
By David Dutkanicz

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16 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist. Arranged by David Dutkanicz. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Dover Edition: A First Book. Blues. Book. Dover Publications #06-481298. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-481298).

Item Number: AP.6-481298

ISBN 9780486481296. English.

With these easy-to-play renditions, beginning pianists of all ages can enjoy one of America's most celebrated art forms. Sixteen popular blues melodies include traditional songs such as St. James Infirmary and Careless Love as well as several numbers by blues giants Jelly Roll Morton and W. C. Handy, including St. Louis Blues, Joe Turner Blues, and The Hesitating Blues. Students, teachers, and other pianists will find these arrangements much simpler and more melodic than other versions. The selections include suggestions for fingering and are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Introductory material by editor David Dutkanicz offers helpful explanations of the melodic and rhythmic theory behind the blues.

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