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Exercises

You can record your own playing using a variety of different programs or apps. For this course, I particularly recommend Soundcloud.

  • Soundcloud is a free service but you will need to create an account, if you don’t have one already.
  • Once you have logged in, you can upload your recording.
  • To link your recording to those from other learners on the course use the tag #FLjazzpiano when filling in the Basic Info tab and post a link in the course comments area.

Week 3 Exercises

  1. Play 5 choruses (or more) of “Now’s The Time” with an F blues playalong with voiced chords in the left hand in the “lower” position, where:

    • Chorus 1: play tune
    • Chorus 2: use American blues scale
    • Chorus 3: use 3 seventh scales
    • Chorus 4: use 3 full blues scales
    • Chorus 5: play tune
  2. As above but with voiced chords in the left hand in the “upper” position

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Learn Jazz Piano: I. Begin with the Blues

Goldsmiths, University of London

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