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Exercises

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Week 4 Exercises

  1. Echo the hot licks played in section 10.3 on C7

  2. Play and improvise on “Things Aint What They Used To Be” with a playalong, concentrating on trying to strengthen the melodic line by first singing the line for a chorus and then “playing the sing” for a chorus.

  3. Do the same as 2 above for “Now’s The Time”

  4. Do the same as 2 above for “Blue Monk”

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Learn Jazz Piano: II. Improvising on Jazz Standards

Goldsmiths, University of London

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