Blues In The Groove
Randy Navarre (composer)
All Grade ½’s are playable with only 5 instruments: 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 1 alto saxophone, and 1 trumpet. Those instruments are not always doubled elsewhere. The song is written in such a way, it will sound good with a limited instrumentation and richer and fuller as your band gets bigger. All Grade ½’s by Northeastern Music are playable after only 5 – 7 lessons. At this performance level, no clarinet crosses the break. This is a great work to introduce or work on 8th notes. It is very easy with real jazz harmonies. The 1st trumpet’s highest note is B. This is a good composition to allow your beginners to improvise. In a 12 bar blues, almost any note sounds good!