Exercises

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Week 3 Exercises

  1. Improvise on a C minor blues with a medium tempo playalong, playing in the left hand a chorus each using
    (i) third based chords
    (ii) fourth based chords
    (iii) McCoy Tyner vamping
    (iv) a mixture of the previous three methods

  2. Play “So What” using a playalong and improvise on it using a mixture of legato and stabbed chords in the left hand

  3. See if you can play “Mr. P.C.” with a playalong at a medium-up tempo

  4. See if you can play “Impressions” with a playalong at a medium-up and possibly a fast tempo

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Learn Jazz Piano: II. Improvising on Jazz Standards

Goldsmiths, University of London