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3 Chorus Assessment: outline

Task: Record and submit a 3 chorus performance of “Autumn Leaves” with a course playalong (attached at the bottom of this article). The first and last chorus should be statements …

Wrapping Up

Congratulations, you have completed the second course. I hope you feel you are now able to: Recognise “rhythm changes” chord sequences and be able to improvise on them Improvise over …

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 …

Course Videos

Learn Jazz Piano This step describes the content of this course, as well as upcoming courses which will build on what you have learned here. Part I: Begin with the …

Exercises

Please consider sharing your recordings and I particularly recommend Soundcloud for doing this. Week 6 Exercises Choose a tune (such as a blues or a standard) and play whole choruses …

Learning Outcomes

At the end of Week 6 you should be able to :- Play legato and stabbed chords in different parts of the bar Understand the use of playing “Amen” in …

Viewing and Listening

Here are some suggestions for “Autumn Leaves” Bill Evans Trio “Autumn Leaves” The Oslo Concerts Bill Evans (piano) Eddie Gomez (bass) Keith Jarrett Trio “Autumn Leaves” (1996) (The track with …

Postcript on Week 6

A short postscript on Week 6, referred to as the current session in the video, describing the jazz workshop I ran for many years and the differences in the people …

Exercises

This step includes some tips on the exercises for this week.

Analysis of “Autumn Leaves”

We use our scale theory to analyse the chord sequence of “Autumn Leaves”. You can download the “Autumn Leaves (Tune)” chart in PDF format at the bottom of this step.

Playing “Autumn Leaves” in root position

We look at a transcription I have provided of playing “Autumn Leaves” as a solo piece in root position. You can download the “Autumn Leaves (Root Position)” chart in PDF …

II-V-I in a minor key

We look at the standard ways of playing a II-V-I sequence in a minor key. You can download the “II-V-I C Minor” chart in PDF format at the bottom of …