A First Book of Blues for the beginning pianist


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With these easy-to-play renditions, beginning pianists of all ages can enjoy one of America’s most celebrated art forms. Sixteen popular blues melodies include traditional songs such as St. James Infirmary andCareless Love as well as several numbers by blues giants Jelly Roll Morton and W. C. Handy, including St. Louis Blues, Joe Turner Blues, and The Hesitating Blues.

Students, teachers, and otherpianists will find these arrangements much simpler and more melodic than other versions. The selections include suggestions for fingering and are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Introductory material by editorDavidDutkanicz offers helpful explanations of the melodic and rhythmic theory behind the blues.


  • 1. Down Home Blues
  • 2. Outta’ Bed Blues
  • 3. Crazy Blues
  • 4. St. James Infirmary
  • 5. Prison Bound
  • 6. Weary Blues
  • 7. St. Louis Blues
  • 8. Yellow Dog Blues
  • 9. Joe Turner Blues
  • 10. Careless love
  • 11. Arkansas Blues
  • 12. The Hesitating Blues
  • 13. Beale Street Blues
  • 14. Royal Garden Blues
  • 15. Jelly Roll Blues
  • 16. Memphis Blues


Ondertitel For the Beginning Pianist
Instrumentatie Piano
Producttype Boek
Instrumentatie Piano
Instrument groep Piano of Keyboard
Uitgeverij Dover Publications
ISBN 9780486481296
Aantal pagina’s 48
Auteur David Dutkanicz
No. DOV481298

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