Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano Method Released by Alfred Music Publishing
LOS ANGELES, CA
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, has released Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano, a collection of sheet music for some of the most well-known stride piano tunes, arranged with instruction by world leading stride pianist Judy Carmichael.
In addition to “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “I Got Rhythm,” and 11 more world-famous stride piano standards arranged by Judy Carmichael, Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano features exercises for mastering this style, practice tips specifically written for selected songs, and a listening CD with full-length recordings of every song found in the book. Offering an in-depth understanding of this jazz piano style, via her commentary and signature piano arrangements, Carmichael brings to light how she was influenced by some of history’s most well-known stride pianists, including Thomas “Fats” Waller, Willie “the Lion” Smith, and others.
Judy Carmichael taught herself Maple Leaf Rag – her first stride piano piece – at the age of 12, after four years of struggling through piano lessons. Carmichael’s passion and command of the stride piano style grew, ultimately leading to her first gig as a pianist on a cocktail cruise boat during her college years. Nicknamed “Stride” by jazz icon Count Basie, the Grammy®-nominated pianist has released nine albums, currently hosts and produces the widely syndicated radio program, Jazz Inspired, and still maintains a busy concert schedule throughout the world.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.
Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano (00-37254) is now available for $21.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.
Titles: Judy Carmichael's Stride Exercises * Ain't Misbehavin’ * Ain't She Sweet * Christopher Columbus * Honeysuckle Rose * I Got Rhythm * I Would Do Anything for You * Jive at Five * Lazy River * Little Rock Getaway * Love Is Just Around the Corner * Nagasaki * Oh! Lady Be Good * Old Fashioned Love * Rosetta.