Water Colours – Jazz Swing – Beginner (Grade 2)

Water Colours – Jazz Swing – Beginner (Grade 2)

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Water Colours is a jazz swing piano solo in C major for established beginner players at about the Grade 2 (ABRSM) standard.

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Description

Relax by the waterfront to the gentle melody of Water Colours, a jazz swing piano solo for pianists at about the Grade 2 standard (ABRSM).

Moving along at a reflective 96 bpm Andante tempo, the opening melody is accompanied by gently descending left hand with a few chromatic moments. Apart from the final bar, each hand only plays a single note in legato phrases with the occasional staccato articulation.

The eighth note quavers should be swung in a relaxed jazz swing triplet style:

swing quavers

To get the hang of the swing feel, have a listen to the performance recording and try playing along in the right hand. Once the notes are secure with both hands together, try adding the marked dynamics to add light and shade.

The sheet music for Water Colours also comes with the following MP3 audio recordings:

  • Performance recording
  • Play-along backing track (drums, bass)
  • Slow tempo practice backing (at 76bpm)

 

Additional information

Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing

Instrumentation

Solo

Style

Jazz Swing

Tempo

Andante

Time Signature

Quadruple

Level

Established Beginner (Grade 2)

Format

Sheet music

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