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In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 5 (NFMC)

By Various

Piano - Intermediate
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Print-piano - Performance. The FJH Pianist's Curriculum. This title is on the 2017-2021 National Federation of Music Clubs list. Jazz, Blues, & Rags. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1743. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1743).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1743

ISBN 9781569396926.

Book 5 of In Recital with Jazz, Blues, & Rags gives the intermediate-level pianist a wonderful collection of solos and equal-part duets to choose from, sure to become personal favorites in their performance repertoire. Solo titles include "Ragamuffin," "Chatterbox Rag," and "Jazz Toccata," and equal-part duets include arrangements of "Dill Pickles Rag," "Bohemia," and "(The Original) Chicago Blues." As in all of the books of the In Recital series, the pieces are written to conform to the pedagogical criteria for the specific level, so students are assured that the repertoire is appropriately leveled and written with the utmost creativity. 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.

  • Kickin' It  Performed by Edwin Mclean
  • Ragamuffin  Performed by Lee Evans
  • Royal Garden Blues  Performed by Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams
  • Perdido  Performed by Juan Tizol
  • Dill Pickles Rag  Performed by Charles L. Johnson
  • The St. James Infirmary 
  • Chatterbox Rag  Performed by George Botsford
  • Bohemia  Performed by Joseph F. Lamb
  • Jazz Toccata  Performed by Martin Cuellar
  • (The Original) Chicago Blues  Performed by James White
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band  Performed by Irving Berlin

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  • 5

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  • March 16, 2020 Excellent book!

    My student loves this book. It has so much variety and the pieces are very interesting.

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  • July 13, 2010 Lots of fun for a committed student

    I've got a high school boy who is having great fun with this book. He likes the rhythms and creative arrangements. The appeal is strong enough that he's practicing more than usual to be able to play the pieces well.

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