can anyone recommend a good book with simple jazz piano arrangements? i want to give sight-reading assignments to my students and itīs hard finding something thatīs easy enough. of course i can write out easy arrangements of my own, but that would take more time (a luxury i do not often have). what do you guys suggest?

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hi savage:
the great contribution of jazz to learning music is creativity in performance.  if somebody needs a piano arrangement of a jazz standard... he/she is playing it as a current classical piece...
try to develop creativity in your students playing jazz lead sheets with melody and chords... each tune in different styles.
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thanks albetan, iīve studied your file and itīs great stuff (like most of your files).

however, in this case i want my students to improve their sight-reading skills in both treble and bass clef. the reason i want to work with jazz arrangements is because itīs more fun for them than reading easy classical music, arrangements of pop tunes etc. that way i can also point out certain harmonic aspects of the arrangements.
i reccommend oscar peterson's "jazz for the young pianist".

it contains simple yet extremely useful concepts. both clefs are used throughout. good for reading and for learning.

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i like a lot that "jazz for the young pianist" by peterson reccommended by 7.
that oscar peterson book sounds very interesting, but it seems to be out of print. i wonder if this could be the same book:

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0634099795/qid=1128727644/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/103-3973158-5922258?v=glance&s=books
savage:
that's right.  that is the book!
oscar peterson - jazz exercises, minuets, etudes and pieces for piano.
that's wonderful.
ok thanks guys, iīll check it out.
can someone please tell me how to enter albetans site ? thanks

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can anyone recommend a good book with simple jazz piano arrangements? i want to give sight-reading assignments to my students and itīs hard finding something thatīs easy enough. of course i can write out easy arrangements of my own, but that would take more time (a luxury i do not often have). what do you guys suggest?

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