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A Flower Is Alone Something (ver. 1) by Billy Strayhorn - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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About the Artist
William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American composer, pianist and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting close to three decades. His compositions include "Chelsea Bridge", "Take the "A" Train" and "Lush Life". William "Billy" Thomas Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio. His family soon moved to the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, his mother's family was from Hillsborough, North Carolina, and she sent him there to protect him from his father's drunken sprees. Strayhorn spent many months of his childhood at his grandparents' house in Hillsborough. In an interview, Strayhorn said that his grandmother was his primary influence during the first ten years of his life. He first became interested in music while living with her, playing hymns on her piano, and playing records on her Victrola record player.[1] Strayhorn returned to Pittsburgh, and attended Westinghouse High School, later attended by Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal. In Pittsburgh, he began his musical career, studying classical music for a time at the Pittsburgh Music Institute, writing a high school musical, forming a musical trio that played daily on a local radio station, and, while still in his teens, composing (with lyrics) the songs "Life Is Lonely" (later renamed "Lush Life"), "My Little Brown Book", and "Something to Live For". While still in grade school, he worked odd jobs to earn enough money to buy his first piano. While in high school, he played in the school band, and studied under the same teacher who had earlier instructed jazz pianists Erroll Garner and Mary Lou Williams. By age 19 he was writing for a professional musical, Fantastic Rhythm.
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How to enhance sight-reading for piano sheet music If you want to learn how to play, the piano in a live performance impromptu then you need to improve your sight-reading of sheet music. Chances are you will have to play music notes, which are unfamiliar. Picking it at random One of the best ways to enhance your sight-reading of piano notes is to pick any book randomly and start playing. Ideally, you want to start playing these musical notes from the first page and continue until you reach the very end. The trick is to be stern with yourself and not stop playing until you reach the last page of the sheet music.  (More...)