Exercises

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Week 2 Exercises

  1. Play and improvise on “You Took Advantage Of Me” with a solo stride piano approach

  2. Play and improvise on “Satin Doll” in root position
    (i) using open sevenths in the left hand
    (ii) using seventh tenths
    (iii) using other devices as discussed
    (iv) using “um-chick” and “chick-um”

  3. Play “Satin Doll” with a playalong
    (i) in single note form
    (ii) using locked hands for the A section

  4. Play and improvise on “Satin Doll” with a playalong

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Learn Jazz Piano: III. Solo Piano and Advanced Topics

Goldsmiths, University of London