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Minority (ver. 1) by Gigi Gryce - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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The joy of reading piano notes Music is said to be the best medicine developed by nature. The thought and feel is said to have the power to bring back the dead. While playing music gives you the joy you just cannot contain, same is the case with reading piano music sheets. After all, it is sheet music which tells you exactly how to play that favorite tune of yours. Many feel that reading piano music sheets is an ardent task. Well, this is exactly where are all wrong. It is certainly not the case that one glance and you will understand what is written in that sheet music. But it is certainly not as difficult as expected! Sheet Music is the language of expressing music in a readable form. And just like to learn a new language you need dedication and perseverance, same is the case with  (More...)    Download this sheet!
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Gigi Gryce (born George General Grice, Jr. November 28, 1925 in Pensacola, Florida — March 14, 1983 in Pensacola, Florida) was an American saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, educator, and big band bandleader. His performing career was relatively short and, in comparison to other musicians of his generation, Gryce's work is little known; however, several of his compositions have been covered extensively ("Minority","Social Call"," Nica's Tempo") and are frequently heard in jazz venues featuring mainstream jazz musicians. Gryce's compositional bent includes harmonic choices similar to those of Benny Golson, Tadd Dameron and Horace Silver in the contemporaneous period. Gryce's playing, arranging, composing is consonant with the hard bop classic period, generally considered to be 1953-1965. Although primarily a jazz musician, Gryce studied classical composition with Alan Hovhaness and Daniel Pinkham at the Boston Conservatory following World War II (he entered September 15, 1947 and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree on June 6, 1952). While there he may have composed a number of symphonic compositions and chamber works. Gryce won a Fulbright scholarship and continued his studies in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and Arthur Honegger.[1] He also studied composition with the Boston music teacher Madame Margaret Chaloff, the mother of the baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff. During the 1950s he achieved some renown for his innovative bebop playing, his primary instrument being the alto saxophone. Among the musicians with whom Gryce performed were Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron, Lionel Hampton, Donald Byrd, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Howard McGhee, Lee Morgan, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles, and Benny Golson. In 1955, Gryce formed the Jazz Lab Quintet, which included trumpeter Donald Byrd.[2] In the mid-1950s he converted to Islam and adopted the name Basheer Qusim. By the early 1960s he stopped using the name Gigi Gryce and, partly due to personal problems that took their toll on his financial and emotional state, withdrew from performing. During this last period of his life he taught at a series of public schools in Long Island and New York City, and the CES (Community Elementary School) 53 on 168th Street in Bronx, New York, the last school at which Qusim taught, was renamed the Basheer Qusim School in his honor.
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The joy of reading piano notes Music is said to be the best medicine developed by nature. The thought and feel is said to have the power to bring back the dead. While playing music gives you the joy you just cannot contain, same is the case with reading piano music sheets. After all, it is sheet music which tells you exactly how to play that favorite tune of yours. Many feel that reading piano music sheets is an ardent task. Well, this is exactly where are all wrong. It is certainly not the case that one glance and you will understand what is written in that sheet music. But it is certainly not as difficult as expected! Sheet Music is the language of expressing music in a readable form. And just like to learn a new language you need dedication and perseverance, same is the case with  (More...)