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Blues a la Mode

By Robert D. Vandall

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Piano - Intermediate
Composed by Robert D. Vandall. Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Signature Series. Blues. Sheet. 4 pages. Alfred Music #00-28194. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28194).

Item Number: AP.28194

English.

The 6/8 meter of this solo gives it a relaxed feel and compliments the blues style. The E minor tonal center takes on a Dorian modal sound with the use of C-sharp in both the melody and the accompaniment. Block chords and intervals of thirds and fifths are featured throughout the right-hand melody. The left-hand accompaniment is created by a rhythmic ostinato. Written in A-B-A form with a coda, this fresh-sounding solo is certain to please anyone who enjoys the blues.

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  • 4

    a piano instructor in Wisconsin
    Location:
    Waukesha, Wi
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 01, 2011 Vandall has done it again! Bravo.

    Imagine yourself in a rocking chair on the front porch on a steamy hot day, eating a new but refreshing flavor of ice cream... Vandall's typically delectable harmonic shifts are once again here, this time delineating eight-bar blues. Early intermediate musicians will enjoy leanring this piece most readily...

    . (on NFMC 2011/13 list)

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  • 4

    Tamara Slobodkin
    Location:
    Setauket,NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 09, 2007 Fun!

    Combines an out-west melody and swing with Bluesy harmonic bits. It's fun.

    23 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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