Alijam Music’s third anniversary is kicked off with this amazing keyboard quartet that will get students thinking outside the box! One of the keyboard parts is the drums, so there’s a challenge already to mimic a drummer with sampled drumset sounds.
While the piece is written for a soloist using the sound of a trumpet with a Harmon mute inserted, other musicians are free to join in and solo over this minor key blues.
The piano part is written for a late intermediate player, and can be played on a digital piano or acoustic piano along with the other keyboards.
Even better, the piece’s name is a homonym of the company that created it (and now you know how to pronounce it!)
Key: F minor
Mood: cool, creative, collected.
Pedagogy: ensemble playing, blues scales, instrument-like phrasing, walking bass lines, contemporary jazz chord voicings, “stop time,” D.S. al Coda.