Portrait in Blue

Portrait in Blue
Featuring: Birth of the Blues / Am I Blue? / Blues in the Night

Arr. Kirby Shaw SAB Choral Octavo Item: 00-25158
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Kirby Shaw has crafted an extraordinary medley of three "blue" songs: "Birth of the Blues," "Am I Blue?," and "Blues in the Night." It swings, it sings, and it showcases three great songs from the golden age of American songwriting.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Unit 1: Establishing Keys with V7 to I Cadences
Unit 2: Hearing Tendency Tones and Resolution
Unit 3: Learning the IMA7 and V7 Chords
Unit 4: Getting to Know the Scales Involved in V7--I
Unit 5: Chord Changes to NO JIVE
Unit 6: Taking the "Jazz Turns"
Unit 7: Moving Ahead with the Be-Bop Dominant
Unit 8: Getting Down with Blue Notes and Scales
Unit 9: Putting It All Together
Unit 10: Coming to Terms
Unit 11: NO JIVE
Unit 12: Hearing the Sound of the iimi7--V7 Progression
Unit 13: Learning the iimi7 Chord and Connecting to V7
Unit 14: Moving Through the Scales for ii--V
Unit 15: Learning the Changes to WAY COOL
Unit 16: Finding the ii--V Line
Unit 17: Nailing the Changes---3rds and 7ths
Unit 18: Getting More Chromatic
Unit 19: Putting It All Together
Unit 20: Coming to Terms
Unit 21: WAY COOL
About the Author
Am I Blue? (from "On with the Show") Harry Akst (composer); Grant Clarke (lyricist)
Blues in the Night Harold Arlen (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
The Birth of the Blues (from "George White's Scandals") Lew Brown (lyricist); Buddy DeSylva (lyricist); Ray Henderson (composer)

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Pop Choral Series
Arranged by: Kirby Shaw
Ensemble: Choir
Voicing: SAB
Format: Choral Octavo
Page Count: 24
Item Number: 00-25158
UPC: 038081266503

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