Black & White Blues – Slow Blues – Intermediate (Grade 3)

Black & White Blues – Slow Blues – Intermediate (Grade 3)

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Black & White Blues is a slow blues in the key of C for intermediate pianists at about the grade 3 (ABRSM) standard.

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Description

Black & White Blues is a classic 12 bar slow blues in the key of C, written for intermediate pianists at about grade 3 ABRSM standard.
The key to this piece is to relax into the 4-groups of 3 quarter note feel (12-8 time signature). It can be very tempting to rush - but this is the blues, so think relaxed and laid-back.

As it's name suggests, there are quite a few chromatic moments throughout the piece, giving a thorough tour of the piano keys! The right hand melody is echoed by the left hand in the second half of the piece and for a challenge there is a fun 'hands crossing over' moment in the closing bars.

Black & White Blues comes with a bluesy playalong backing track to enjoy, once you've got the hang of it!

Additional information

Level

Intermediate (Grade 3)

Format

Sheet music

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing

Instrumentation

Solo

Style

Blues

Tempo

Adagio

Time Signature

Quadruple

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