Author: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain)
Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces
"...Will develop the technical skills you need to play jazz. It introduces patterns characteristic of the idiom, like the blues scale, the ♭3 pentatonic and various modes. It also explores these patterns on the roots and key centres commonly found in jazz. Regular and flexible practice of these forms, and using them as the basis for improvisation, will give you fluency and technical control and make your playing sound effortless and relaxed...sets out the scales by grade and gives a table of recommended speeds..."--back cover.
10 Classical Melodies Arranged in Jazz Styles for Intermediate to Late Intermediate Pianists
Author: Martha Mier
Publisher: Alfred Music
Classical melodies from piano, 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. Titles: * Austrian Jazz Dance * Blue Rhapsody * Bluesy Etude * Cool Etude * The Jazzy Mountain King * Parisian Jazz * Ragtime in Baroque Style * Ragtime Symphony * Rockin' Russian Song * Russian Blues
Jazz Improvisation for Keyboard Players is a straightforward, no-nonsense improvisation series. It deals with creating melodies, using the left hand, pianistic approaches to soloing, scale choices for improvisation and much more.
A selection of pieces for piano grades 1, 2 and 3, composed by Marcello Palace. These pieces are different from the usual ones you can find out there, as these were composed thinking of what the piano students expect to find in a fun piano piece. At the same time, these pieces present technical and articulation challenges that will help students learn and enjoy the piano at the same time. Some of the pieces are in the style of movie soundtracks and some are imitation of great masters like Bach and Mozart. The styles covered in this book are the following: Soundtrack music, Soundtrack, Traditional style, Jazz, Ragtime, Classical and more.
Top Nonfiction Titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine
Author: Roger Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Common Core in Grades K–3 is the second in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes hundreds of selections for grades K–3 published since 2007 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum. Providing context for the guide, and suggestions on how to use these resources within a standards framework, is an introduction by Common Core experts Mary Ann Cappiello and Myra Zarnowski. These educators provide perspective on the key changes brought by the new standards, including suggestions on designing lessons and two sample plans. Following the introduction, you’ll find a wealth of books, by category. (Note that the guide is Dewey-Decimal based, so you may want to dig around, for example, in “Social Sciences” to find some titles that you might first seek in “History” or “Science.”) Each section includes a listing of the top titles with brief, explicit annotations, and key bibliographic data. “Focus On” articles are appended to appropriate categories to support in-depth curricular development. Each of these articles includes a topic overview and list of current and retrospective resources (including some fiction) and multimedia, enabling educators to respond to the Common Core State Standards call to work across formats.