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Classical Jazz Rags & Blues, Book 1

10 Classical Melodies Arranged in Jazz Styles for Early Intermediate Pianists

By Martha Mier

Piano - Early Intermediate
Book 1. 10 Classical Melodies Arranged in Jazz Styles for Early Intermediate Pianists. Composed by Martha Mier. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Classical Jazz, Rags & Blues. Blues; Jazz. Book. 24 pages. Alfred Music #00-28987. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28987).

Item Number: AP.28987

ISBN 9780739049617. English.

Classical melodies from piano literature, opera and orchestral literature are revisited in this unique series. The arrangements feature jazz styles including ragtime and blues. Students who are familiar with some of these gems will enjoy their new settings while those playing them for the first time will become familiar with these wonderful melodies.

  • A Jazz Waltz 
  • Hungarian Jazz Dance 
  • Jazz 
  • June 
  • Ragtime for Elise 
  • Ragtime Minuet 
  • Santa Lucia Rag 
  • The Ragtime Farmer 
  • Venetian Blues 

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  • 5

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  • December 28, 2020 great

    love the pieces and so do the students

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  • 5

    Chicago, Ill
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 28, 2011 Classical Jazz Rags & Blues-book 1

    Bought these for my students to get away from the standard classical style of playing. The 10 songs in this book have different style rhythms which changes classical to blues,Jazz, and Ragtime. This book 1 has some very good syncopated rhythms, plus I have the students also add some...

    improv. or change the note durations along with what is written to make the songs sound more lively. Songs in this series are pretty good as written. The Book 1 is easy to read and well organized. Songs are 1 or 2 pages in length. The songs are a series to get into modified Classical pieces played to pop/blues/Rag styles and to learn basic syncopated rhythms. Book 1 is for the Early intermediate student throughout the book. All 4 Levels of this series are pretty good learning books. Variety of Blues, Jazz,and Ragtime Classical type songs from easy to the intermediate/advanced playing student. All the songs have very interesting styles to them. hope this helps. pianomanDT

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  • 3

    Tamara Slobodkin
    Setauket, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 26, 2007 Cute.

    While some of the "Classics" are a bit obscure, many of the pieces are cute. I'd swing more than indicated for added appeal.

    14 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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