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A jazzy arrangement of George Gershwin’s “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, from his opera Porgy & Bess. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Note: the vertical lines in bars 3, 7, and 13 indicate where RH and LH notes coincide, even though they’re not vertically aligned on the score (a result of the 1/8 notes being swung). The dotted lines in bar 13 clarify the order of the notes.

It Ain't Necessarily So

A piano arrangement of Bobby Timmon’s “Moanin'”, first recorded by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Moanin'

An arrangement of Fats Domino’s rock’n’roll version of Vincent Rose’s pop song, memorably covered (not very well) by Vladimir Putin. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Blueberry Hill

A piano arrangement of David Bowie’s classic. Click the image below to download the PDF.

Note: “D.S. al fine” means “go back to the sign and then play until the end”, i.e. when you get to the end of bar 44 go back to bar 2, where the sign is, and then play all the way through to the end of bar 43, where you then jump to bar 45. Repeat bars 25-32 both times. The fingering follows the practice of using your 5th finger for white-note octaves but your 4th for black-note ones.

Life on Mars?

An arrangement of Aretha Franklin’s cover of Burt Bacharach’s classic. Click the image below to download the PDF.

I Say a Little Prayer