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Martha Mier, Farewell Blues01:38

Martha Mier, Farewell Blues

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Martha Mier

The final piece of the American Jazz Scene suite and the last piece of the entire set is "Farewell Blues". It is a beautiful, and to quote the composer "soulful" piece. The LH accompaniment features chromaticism built into the typical blues progression. The melody is based on the blues scale so that it is a great opportunity to introduce this here. Students will also need an excellent pedal technique and good keyboard geography.

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Biographical Information

Musical Snapshots can be purchased here

AuthorEdit

Dr. Alan Huckleberry, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy, The University of Iowa School of Music

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