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In Recital with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 2

By Various

Piano - Elementary
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Print-piano - Performance. The FJH Pianist's Curriculum. Jazz, Blues, & Rags. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1740. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1740).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1740

ISBN 9781569396896.

In Book 2, the elementary student will really have a blast playing pieces with titles such as "Rockin' the Blues" and "Ice Cream Rag," plus many more! These fun educational solos and arrangements of various jazz, blues, and rag standards are carefully composed and arranged for the student's specific proficiency level. These pieces are great motivators and provide a spirited supplement to regular lesson assignments. Includes full-performance recordings along with interesting information in About the Pieces and Composers.

About In Recital with Jazz, Blues, & Rags

In Recital with Jazz, Blues, & Rags is a series that focuses on wonderful jazz, blues, and ragtime pieces, guaranteed to motivate your students! The fine composers and arrangers of this series have created engaging originals and arrangements which have been carefully leveled to ensure success with this repertoire. We know that in order to motivate, the teacher must challenge the student with attainable goals. This series makes that possible while also providing a perfect way for students to learn about jazz, blues, and rags! This series complements other FJH publications and and can be used alongside any method. Students will find even more joy in these jazz, blues, and rags when they read the "About the Pieces and Composers" section in the front and back of the books. The books include CDs with complete performances to assist with recital preparation.

  • Electric Blues  Performed by Kevin Olson
  • Ragtag Rag  Performed by Robert Schultz
  • Rockin' the Blues  Performed by Edwin Mclean
  • The Alley Cat Song  Performed by Frank Bjorn, Al Stillman
  • Little Brown Jug  Performed by Joseph Winner
  • Ice Cream Rag  Performed by Kevin Costley
  • Solace  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • House Of The Rising Sun 
  • Un viento caliente  Performed by Edwin Mclean
  • Danny Boy  Performed by Frederick Edward Weatherly
  • Deep River Blues 
  • Market St. Square  Performed by Robert Schultz

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  • 5

    Buchanan, MI
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  • November 14, 2011 Terrific Resource!

    I have been looking for a fun jazz book for my early elementary students for awhile. I bought this book for a 8 year old boy student who is drawn towards the jazz style and he loves it! He is at level 2 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library and...

    this book does make him move his hands more than he is used to, but it is entirely doable. I will be getting this book for more students in the future.

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