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4 Chorus Performance Assessment: outline

Task: Record and submit a 4 chorus performance of “I’ll Remember April” with a course playalong (attached at the bottom of this article). You will need to record yourself and …

My Recordings

I have listed below some of my recordings many of which are referred to throughout the course. They can be downloaded from my Bandcamp site http://raydinverno.bandcamp.com – just click on …

Introduction to Week 3

In Week 3 we present an introduction to Jazz Funk and other jazz styles. After looking at something of the history of jazz funk we discuss and play a funk …

Free Jazz

We discuss Free Jazz and, in particular, the importance of Ornette Coleman. The transcription of his composition “Focus on Sanity” and a list of all his compositions are attached at …

Introduction to Week 2

In Week 2 we introduce the important area of Latin jazz. We start by discussing Afro-Cuban tunes and consider the basic use of claves. We then analyse and play Dizzie …

Introduction to Part IV

Welcome to Introduction to Learn Jazz Piano: IV. Final Topics and Two Programmed Concerts Tunes covered in the course In this final part of the course we meet 20 new …

My Recordings

I have listed below some of my recordings many of which have been referred to in the course. They can be downloaded from my Bandcamp site http://raydinverno.bandcamp.com – just click …

Introduction to Week 7

Week 7 consists principally of the Jazz Piano Trio Concert. We first start by looking at the reasons for the choice of tunes for this concert. The video is accompanied …

Introduction to Week 6

Week 6 consists principally of the Solo Jazz Piano Concert. But we first start by looking at issues in planning concerts in general before giving some of the reasons for …

Introduction to Week 5

In Week 5, the last teaching week, we start with a section called “Putting It Together” where we discuss jazz influences, musical resources, practice and learning, transcription, composition, group formation, …

The jazz standard “Maiden Voyage”

Playing and improvising on the Herbie Hancock jazz standard “Maiden Voyage” with an Aebersold playalong. The chart is attached at the bottom of the step.

Introduction to Week 4

In Week 4 we start by discussing the status of Special Devices – my fourth route to improvising – pointing out the dangers of overuse. We look at six different …