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Catalogue No: M060115943
ISMN: 9790060115943
Shop Product Code: 1715258
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ISBN: 9780851624716

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Department: Tutor Methods - Piano

Instrumentation: Piano, CD

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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Perfect Pairing

Improvisation can seem daunting to classically-trained musicians, who can feel lost without written music to follow. Many people have always wanted to improvise, or find that they have to teach it, but are unsure how to start.

Now the first book in a revolutionary new series brings improvisation within the reach of all players and teachers, even beginners: and there is no-one better to write it than Christopher Norton, composer of the bestselling Microjazz series, with his unrivalled reputation for writing and teaching popular styles.

Christopher Norton’s Easiest Way to Improvise promises a new and truly easy approach! Designed for teachers and players who have little or no confidence in improvisation, it reveals the "magic move" that will really transform your "doodlings" into fully fledged performances. Its user-friendly format combines a practical workbook and a fabulous CD resource.


Contents, Sound Samples and Reviews

  • 01 Fax Blues
  • 02 Blues no.1
  • 03 Intercity stomp
  • 04 A day in Majorca
  • 05 Country ballad
  • 06 Get in step
  • 07 A thought
  • 08 After the battle
  • 09 Struttin'
  • 10 Picnic piece
  • 11 Riviera
  • 12 On the right lines
  • 13 Stairway
  • 14 Duet for one
  • 15 A winter song

""Struttin'" and "Stomp" are two of my students' favorite pieces. Not too difficult and very satisfying.
Martha Beth Lewis"

Rating:    05/05/2005 By: Martha Beth Lewis