Learning outcomes

At the end of Week 3 you should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the use but limitations of jazz lead sheets
  2. Play voiced sevenths (the ninth and the thirteenth shapes)
  3. Play voiced sevenths for a skeletal blues in two positions
  4. Purchase an Aebersold playalong track using iTunes
  5. Use Audacity to install the bass and drums of an Aebersold playalong track on both channels
  6. Use Audacity to change the pitch without changing the tempo, or change the tempo without changing the pitch for a playalong
  7. Play “Now’s The Time” in the two voiced positions with a playalong
  8. Improvise using the American blues scale, the 3 seventh scales and the 3 full blues scale with a playalong

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Learn Jazz Piano: I. Begin with the Blues

Goldsmiths, University of London