Hey Presto! – Jazz Swing – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

Hey Presto! – Jazz Swing – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

(US) $2.51

(1 customer review)

Hey Presto! is a jazz swing piano solo in G major for beginner players at the Grade 0-1 (ABRSM) standard.

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Description

Hey Presto! is an upbeat piano solo in G major, ideal for beginner players who are working towards their Grade 1 (ABRSM).

The happy opening melody skips along at 126 bpm and features swung quavers with chromatic movement lying easily under the fingers.

Surprise your audience in the middle section with the sudden mp - f dynamics and watch out for the staccato articulations which will add a sparkle of magic to your performance.

In the last section of the piece, a gradual crescendo leads to a call-and-response between the right and left hands and then moves into a classic jazz ending - as the rabbit disappears into thin air!

The piano sheet music for Hey Presto! comes with three downloadable MP3 audio tracks, including:

  • a performance recording
  • a play-along backing
  • a slower tempo practice backing

I'll leave you with this little saying, which might also be said of musicians:
"The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy." Doug Henning

Enjoy the show!

Top performance by Calvin with an excellent swing feel and a fabulous ending! Thanks to Lizbeth Atkinson at The Atkinson Piano Studio.

 

Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing

Features

Syncopation

Instrumentation

Solo

Style

Jazz Swing

Tempo

Allegro

Time Signature

Quadruple

Level

Beginner (Grade 0-1)

Format

Sheet music

1 review for Hey Presto! – Jazz Swing – Beginner (Grade 0-1)

  1. Louise H. (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed this piece myself recently and will be giving it to two of my more advanced pupils as light relief between some of their other repertoire.

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