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What is jazz? / The blues structure

Jazz is characterised by the blues, improvisation and swing prior to introducing the twelve bar blues structure.

In this week you’ll learn about the three key characteristics of jazz: improvisation, the blues and swing. We then move on to the skeletal blues sequence in and talk about how to improvise on it using the American blues scale and jazz quavers.

You can download the skeletal blues sequence in PDF format at the bottom of this step.

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Learn Jazz Piano: Begin with the Blues

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