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#2118111 - 07/15/13 05:15 PM If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier
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Would you have books 2,3 or 4? My daughter said that she is tired of songs that are only 2 pages long because as soon as you play it well, the fun is over too quickly. Do the arrangements get longer as the levels goes up? I have to order the books unseen because the music store doesn't keep them in stock.

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#2118175 - 07/15/13 07:46 PM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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I'm hitting some 3 pagers in Book 3.
You can see the table of contents for some of the books on Amazon.
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#2118252 - 07/15/13 09:43 PM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Originally Posted By: MaggieGirl
My daughter said that she is tired of songs that are only 2 pages long because as soon as you play it well, the fun is over too quickly.

I don't follow this logic.

FWIW, I've taught books 2, 3, and 4, and honestly they all start to sound the same, especially the rags. There are other books and styles of music to consider at this level.
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#2118295 - 07/15/13 11:42 PM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: AZNpiano]
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Originally Posted By: AZNpiano
FWIW, I've taught books 2, 3, and 4, and honestly they all start to sound the same, especially the rags. There are other books and styles of music to consider at this level.


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I love the Mier pieces that I've heard, in that they fill an important niche. Ragtime doesn't have the 100s of years of tradition that has yielded a wide spectrum of good music at many difficulty levels. The Mier pieces I've heard are a great introduction. Ragtime had a scant 20 or so years before turning into pretty much all of 20th century popular music.

Within that 20 years, you get a really nice spectrum of great music. The harmonic palette is certainly restricted, but there's still a wealth of great stuff. Add in ragtime of the '60s, '70s and later... well, there's just so much beautiful music there.
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#2118352 - 07/16/13 01:50 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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For now she really likes them. The duet books as well. As long as she is interested and happy, what is the harm? She just wants longer pieces. I don't think her teacher will mind if I skip to book 3 or 4. She plays these to supplement.

What other pieces would you suggest? She is learning Maple Leaf Rag as her big work this month or so.

I realize there are other styles of music, but she loves to play this style. She listens to lots of music, but Satie is probably a little beyond Alfred book 4. laugh

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#2118367 - 07/16/13 02:31 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Originally Posted By: MaggieGirl
What other pieces would you suggest? She is learning Maple Leaf Rag as her big work this month or so.
I'm assuming you mean one of the many arrangements of the Maple Leaf Rag, because the real version is quite difficult.

Has your daughter learned music by Melody Bober? Jennifer Linn? Carol Klose? There are all kinds of styles featured the works of these pedagogical composers. Bober's Romantic Rhapsodies are pretty good (among dozens of other works). Linn has a bunch of really good books out, in particular American Impressions. Klose's Coral Reef Suite and Desert Suite are excellent.
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#2118385 - 07/16/13 03:46 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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I have book 2 and there are several 3 page pieces.
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#2118420 - 07/16/13 07:26 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: AZNpiano]
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Originally Posted By: AZNpiano

FWIW, I've taught books 2, 3, and 4, and honestly they all start to sound the same...


Very true from a student's perspective too.
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#2118427 - 07/16/13 07:43 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: MaggieGirl]
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I think they are nice pieces and my students have enjoyed playing them. It's true that they are very similar though. Basically you get quick jazzy pieces with swing rhythm, slow blues and ragtime and any one of each sounds much the same as another. Mind you it does tell you that in the title 'Jazz, rags and blues' so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise!
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#2118446 - 07/16/13 09:12 AM Re: If you use Jazz, Rags, and Blues Martha Mier [Re: Chris H.]
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not sure what version of Maple Leaf, but I'm sure it's some sort of student version.

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