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Tipitina - The Definitive Piano Arrangement

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By Dr. John, Professor Longhair

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Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Dr. John, Professor Longhair. Arranged by Arthur Migliazza. Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 7 pages. Published by Arthur Migliazza (H0.795627-SC001243093).

Item Number: H0.795627-SC001243093

The definitive solo piano arrangement of Professor Longhair's signature song, Tipitina, is here! This arrangement is a combination of the classic piano parts from five separate Professor Longhair recordings of this song, from 1953 to 1980. This "best-of" arrangement also includes a note-for-note transcription of Fess's famous intro.

If you are a piano player who has struggled with capturing the authentic New Orleans piano sound pioneered by Professor Longhair, this transcription is an essential tool to helping you unlock your abilities. Meticulously researched and transcribed by one of the leading boogie woogie and blues pianists in the world, Arthur Migliazza, you can be sure that the fingerings and notes presented are authentic representations of what Fess actually played.

The recordings referenced for this transcription were:

  1. Tipitina, Live on the Queen Mary (1978 One Way Records)

  2. Tipitina, Fess Up - Documentary (1980)

  3. Tipitina, Rock ’N’ Roll Gumbo (1985 Dancing Cat Records)

  4. Tipitina, Single (1953 Atlantic Records)

  5. Tipitina, New Orleans Piano (1972 Atlantic Records) 

New Orleans has always had a rich musical tradition, from jazz and blues to dixieland, zydeco, funk and R&B. Professor Longhair's importance this musical mosaic is indisputable, and now you can help keep his music alive with your own fingers!

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