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Skip to 1 minute and 21 secondsOK, so your exercise is to do exactly the same thing-- that is, playing four to the bar in the left hand with sevenths in the root position, and the right hand playing the tune, first improvising using the American blues scale and predominantly jazz quavers, and then playing the tune again. Good luck.

Improvising on "Things Ain't What They Used To Be"

I illustrate playing and improvising on “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” using the American blues scale and predominantly jazz quavers.

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Learn Jazz Piano: I. Begin with the Blues

Goldsmiths, University of London