First Blues is so simple it can be completely mastered by some students in just one lesson, yet it sounds surprisingly sophisticated and “pro” with the teacher duet or with the included backing performance tracks. Ideal for introducing the concept of improvisation. This is an exceptional and impressive first recital piece for beginners! More advanced students can use this piece to explore pentatonic scales.
Two versions are included: One in Eb major, with the student playing black keys, engraved as a pre-reading piece; and one in A major, with the student playing white keys which have the letter names placed inside the notes.
MP3 performance tracks and MIDI files are included for maximum flexibility and total fun.
Key: Eb (black key), A (white key) no key signatures indicated.
Mood: jazzy and bluesy
Pedagogy: finger numbers, black key groupings, basic rhythms, ensemble playing