A First Book of Jazz: 21 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s

A First Book of Jazz: 21 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s

by David Dutkanicz


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Accessible to novices of all ages, these 21 easy-to-play melodies for the piano include George Gershwin's "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern's "They Didn't Believe Me," and "Bethena" by Scott Joplin. Additional selections include "Frankie and Johnny," "Hello! Ma Baby," "Ja-Da," "Indiana," "'Taint Nobody's Business If I Do," and other jazz standards.
Suitable for the true beginner, these arrangements are simpler and more melodic than other versions. They include suggestions for fingering and are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Plus, bonus MP3 downloads are included for each song to make practicing even easier!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486481302
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Series: Dover Music for Piano
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 957,643
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 Years

About the Author

Former Dover editor David Dutkanicz holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and Columbia University. He is the editor of several books in Dover's "First Book" series.

Table of Contents

Frankie and Johnny Traditional
Hello! Ma Baby Joseph E. Howard (1878-1961) & Ida Emerson (1876-n.d.)
They Didn't Believe Me Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! Abe Oleman (1888-1984)
'Taint Nobody's Business If I Do Porter Grainer (c. 1891- c.1954)
Rose Room Art Kickman (1886-1930) & Harry Williams (1879-1922)
Bethena Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Baby Won't You Please Come Home (Charles Warfield (c. 1883-n.d.) & Clarence Williams (1898-1965)
After You've Gone Turner Layton (1894-1978)
When My Baby Smiles At Me Bill Munro (n.d.)
Ja-Da Bob Carleton (c. 1894-1956)
Darktown Strutters' Ball Shelton Brooks (1886-1975)
Indiana James F. Hanley (1892-1942)
Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Nobody But You George Gershwin (1898-1937)
That's A Plenty Lew Pollack (1895-1946)
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Ballin' The Jack Chris Smith (1879-1949)
Lady of the Evening Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Rialto Ripples George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Works are arranged in order of approximate difficulty

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