Exercises

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Exercises for Week 5

  1. Practice “getting inside a scale” in different keys using
    major 7th
    minor 7th
    7th
    etc
    and consider making this a regular feature of your practice

  2. Play “Blackbird” using the chart provided and improvise using
    (i) the pentatonic scale for as long as you can
    (ii) whole scales

  3. Play and improvise on “Solar” with a playalong

  4. Play and improvise on “Stella By Starlight” with a playalong
    (i) attempting to make use of all the appropriate scales
    (ii) concentrating more on using motivic elements

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Learn Jazz Piano: III. Solo Piano and Advanced Topics

Goldsmiths, University of London