easijazz: 34 easy jazz pieces for solo piano
This collection of 34 easy pieces for piano solo began as an attempt to make this popular genre available to relative beginners on the piano, and for pianists at primary and intermediate levels.
My wish is that these pieces will enable them to experience the pleasure of playing in an authentic sounding jazz style as soon as possible.
First published in 2011, easijazz is intended for Beginner to Intermediate level. It has 34 original compositions on 32 pages.
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Recordings of all 34 pieces, played by John Kember.
The pieces presented are in a wide range of styles including Latin and rock in addition to the more familiar 'swing' styles of playing.
Together these pieces will introduce the pianist to the rhythmic discipline required and help to develop a strong sense of coordination while enjoying the challenges and opportunities of performing short and varied pieces.
What they say
“an attractive collection of 34 short pieces ... This book is ideal for developing coordination between the hands.”
“'Easyjazz' is an attractive collection of 34 short pieces. Mostly pre-Grade 1 or Grade 1 standard, the pieces almost imperceptibly become more challenging as the book progresses. Titles such as Dizzy Fingers and Wicked Waltz help convey the character of the pieces. Many remain in a five-finger position throughout, with the wide range of jazz rhythms and styles ensuring that they never sound dull. Full performances of all the pieces are provided on the accompanying CD. This book is ideal for developing coordination between the hands. As well as providing appealing short pieces for a concert, it would be perfect for the reluctant sight-reader to master hands-together playing.”
Hilary Garrett, 'Music Teacher', November 2011