Los Angeles, CA—August 2012 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Jazz Standards for Students, Books 1–3, a collection of much loved jazz pieces and standards, arranged for the late-elementary- to intermediate-level pianist.
Jazz Standards for Students, arranged by pianist, composer, arranger, editor, and teacher Sharon Aaronson, includes jazz favorites that have become classics over the years. This carefully graded series is sure to bring out the jazz lover in any student, and lets them perform accessible arrangements of titles by Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Charlie Parker, Billy Strayhorn, and others.
Book 1 contains eight arrangements at the late-elementary level with the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Eighth notes are used sparingly and only 4/4 and 3/4 meters are included. Key signatures contain no more than one sharp. Titles include "Blues in the Night," "Dill Pickles Rag," "Duke's Place," "Falling in Love with Love," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "My Little Suede Shoes," "Satin Doll," and "St. James Infirmary."
Book 2 contains seven arrangements at the early-intermediate level with the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Sixteenth notes and triplets have been avoided; however, passages containing chromatic scales are explored. In addition to simple 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures, 6/8 meter is introduced. Key signatures contain no more than two sharps or one flat. Titles include "Blues in the Night," "Caravan," "Duke's Place," "Falling in Love with Love," "Satin Doll," "St. Louis Blues," and "A Summer Breeze (March and Two-Step)."
Book 3 contains ten arrangements at the intermediate level with the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Sixteenth notes, triplets, and compound meters are used. Some pieces contain two voices in one hand, as well as finger substitutions. Titles include "Ain't Misbehavin’," "Blue Rondo a la Turk," "Blues in the Night," "Duke's Place," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," "Medic Rag (Ragtime Two-Step)," "My Funny Valentine," "Poinciana," "Satin Doll," and "Take Five."
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