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Eight-Bit Impromptus: 12 Pieces for Solo Piano

By Ben Dockery

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Piano Solo - Intermediate
Composed by Ben Dockery. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Repertoire, Children's Music. Individual Part, Score, Set of Parts, Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 42 pages. Published by Ben Dockery (S0.368793).

Item Number: S0.368793

Thesetwelve short pieces for piano were inspired by the sounds from my childhood, namelythe musical themes from games played on eight-bit consoles like Nintendo. Whether or not you share such memories, I’mconfident we can find common ground here; each piece attempts to see and hearthe world from a child’s imaginative, wonder-filled perspective.

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Dr. Ben Dockery is an Assistant Professor of Music and Directorof Keyboard Studies at Tennessee Wesleyan University.  There he teaches courses related to musictheory, ear training, piano, and orchestration and arranging. Afterreceiving degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and DePaulUniversity, he completed his D.M.A. from the University of Illinois,Champaign-Urbana in 2012. Dr. Dockery began teaching piano in 1999 andhas taught and performed music ever since.

Dr. Dockery has composed and arranged for piano, small jazz ensemble,and jazz big band. He has performed on numerous recordings with notedmusicians such as Phil Woods, the DePaul Big Band, the late Zim Ngquwana, theKnoxville Jazz Orchestra, and others.  Inaddition to writing the book Conceptualizing the Jazz PianoTrio, Dr. Dockery has written for Chicago Jazz Magazine andcontinues to publish articles, interviews, compositions, and more at hiswebsite  He maintainsan active performance career playing in regional venues and serves as organistfor Inskip Baptist Church.

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