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Slow Dog Blues

By Sharon Aaronson

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Piano - Late Elementary
Composed by Sharon Aaronson. Piano Solo; Sheet; Solo. Signature Series. Blues. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.38996).

Item Number: AP.38996

ISBN 0739087126.

The slow, bluesy style of this piece is sure to appeal to students. It features a syncopated melody and an easy ostinato accompaniment. The left-hand ostinato uses blocked 5ths, 6ths and 7ths while the right-hand melody stays mostly in a C major 5-finger pattern. The sharp second and flat third of the pattern creates the blues sound. The 2/4 time signature gives students the rare opportunity to play in this meter.

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