The playalongs produce by Ben and Lee are at the bottom of this step. You can record your own playing using a variety of different programs or apps. For this course, I particularly recommend Soundcloud.
- Soundcloud is a free service but you will need to create an account, if you don’t have one already.
- Once you have logged in, you can upload your recording.
- To link your recording to those from other learners on the course use the tag #FLjazzpiano when filling in the Basic Info tab and post a link in the course comments area.
Week 1 Exercises
Play and improvise on “I Love You” with a playalong
(i) using basic scales of F and A
(ii) using enhanced scales
(iii) as above but using different patterns in the left hand of legato, stabbed and Amen chords
Play the Rhythmic Phrases as required
Apply the Rhythmic Rhrases 1/2 to a blues or a standard, perhaps playing 4 bars of each pattern
Play “Straight No Chaser” with a playalong
(i) medium tempo
(ii) medium-up tempo (if you can)
(Advanced) Improvise with a playalong applying “32 bars mixed rhythm” to a standard like “I Love You” or “I Got Rhythm” at a comfortable speed
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