Exercises

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  1. Play a blues in C with a playalong using two note thinner voicings in the left hand
    (i) starting with 3rd and 7th
    (ii) starting with 7th and 3rd

  2. Play “Stella By Starllight” with a playalong using the altered sequence (and played slower at first if necessary)

  3. Play “On Green Dolphin Street” with a playalong concentrating on whole choruses of swing

  4. Play “Oleo” with a playalong using sharpened elevenths in the middle eight

  5. (Advanced) Play “Entering” as a solo piece

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Learn Jazz Piano: III. Solo Piano and Advanced Topics

Goldsmiths, University of London