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Learning Outcomes

At the end of Week 1 you should be able to :-

  1. Understand the role of II-V-I in modulating to a new key and apply it to the standard “I Love You”

  2. Play and improvise on “I Love You” with a playalong

  3. Understand the role of strong off-beats, strong up-beats and rhythmic displacement in the concept of “Swing” in jazz

  4. Echo the exercises on Rhythmic Phrases with the piano

  5. Play the exercise on 32 bars of Mixed Rhythms with the piano

  6. Apply Rythmic Phrases to a blues

  7. Play and improvise on “Straight No Chaser” with a playalong

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Learn Jazz Piano: III. Solo Piano and Advanced Topics

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