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Intermediate Piano Solos in Various Jazz Styles HLSPL Composer Showcase

By Bill Boyd

Piano/Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
Intermediate Piano Solos in Various Jazz Styles HLSPL Composer Showcase. Composed by Bill Boyd. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Composer Showcase. Intermediate level. Jazz. Songbook. With fingerings and performance notes (does not include words to the songs). 24 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.220001).

Item Number: HL.220001

ISBN 0793569591. 9x12 inches. Bill Boyd Intermediate Level Composer Showcase Hal Leonard Student Piano Library.

Eight intermediate original piano solos in various jazz styles.

  • Home Fried Potatoes 
  • Oh So Blue 
  • Move It! 
  • Sound Advice 
  • Ragtime Blue 
  • The Bass Man Walketh 
  • Swingin' Easy 
  • Perpetual Motion 

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  • July 17, 2012 Nice Variety

    A nice mix of mainly fast and dry songs against a few slower ballads with pedal. As well, a good juxtaposition of songs requiring swung 8th notes versus several others for which straight 8th notes are specified instead. Boyd tells which way to do the 8th notes at the beginning...

    of each song. One of these songs is filled with dissonance in the left hand from start to finish, but if tastefully (umm..quietly) done, it could sound very nifty. Apart from that one tune, the other seven compositions in the book are sure to be ear-pleasing to the masses, with no unusual sounds that require second-guessing (i.e. "Is is SUPPOSED to be THAT note/chord?"). Overall, an excellent variety of well-composed short works!

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