Play in the Benny Goodman Style with Benny Goodman
Intermediate/Advanced (AMEB 5th-6th Grade)
About Play in the Benny Goodman Style with Andy Firth
A book of 7 original compositions and 1, (Temptation Rag) in the Goodman style arrangement for clarinet soloists.
Each piece has been carefully designed so that even though it’s in the Goodman style, it is playable with a bit of practice and careful listening to the performance tracks. Once you feel ready to “fly solo”, you can play along with the backing tracks.
The pieces are crafted with the same authentic melodic and harmonic devices that Benny Goodman’s recordings utilized in 1930 through to the 50s. Each piece has a carefully scored jazz clarinet solo that although more accessible to players than Goodman’s tend to be, is, nonetheless, authentic in its construction and tone.
This product includes performance and backing tracks but not a piano part.
1. Boppin’ with Benny
2. I Wished Upon a Star
3. Blowin’ Like Benny
4. Express Delivery
5. I Like Your Style
6. Ballad for Benny
7. Temptation Rag
8. Swing, Swing Swing!
Clarinet Book Size (password-locked PDF): 1.6MB
Performance & Backing Tracks (zipped mp3s) size: 54.5MB