Jazz Standards

JAZZ STANDARDS

Studying the JAZZ STANDARDS is an essential part of learning the craft of playing jazz, and even most of the modern players have this as a large part of their foundation.


BLUES FOR ALICE

1-Bar Licks For “Blues For Alice”
Here are 4 licks on one-bar 2-5’s that works well over the fast modulations in “Blues For Alice”, and of course on any other tune with similar changes.

Soloing On “Blues For Alice”
One full chorus of example solo on Charlie Parker’s classic “Blues For Alice”, using among other things the 1-bar licks from the previous lesson, and other scale based and arpeggio based melodic devices.

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Days Of Wine And Roses
Learn to solo on the famous jazz standard Days Of Wine And Roses using the Arpeggio Up – Scale Down concept.

I COULD WRITE A BOOK

I Could Write A Book
Arpeggio up/Scale down is a common concept, and a more musical way of learning to play on changes than just running up and down scales. In this lesson we’re working on the jazz standard I Could Write A Book.

BLUE IN GREEN

Soloing On “Blue In Green”
In this lesson you learn an etude on the chords of “Blue In Green”, made famous of Miles Davis. The etude is built mainly from arpeggios and scales, and is a more musical way to build a harmonic foundation for your soloing.

ALL OF YOU

All Of You
Analysis and melodic examples

AUTUMN LEAVES

Autumn Leaves
Solo transcription with dynamic tab.

BEAUTIFUL LOVE

Beautiful Love
Basic keys and arpeggios for Beautiful Love. Also interesting connections between jazzy chords and the blues.

BLUE BOSSA

Blue Bossa
Alternate melody, and how to solo on Blue Bossa.

A CHILD IS BORN

A Child Is Born
How to solo on A Child Is Born, it may seem very tricky, but it can be simplified, the tonality is basically changing between major and minor.

SUMMERTIME

Summertime
How to play on Summertime with the reharm Wes Montgomery used to create 4 on 6.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET

Green Dolphin Street 1
Soloing on “Green Dolphin Street”

Green Dolphin Street 2
Soloing on “Green Dolphin Street”

I LOVE YOU

I Love You 1
3 separate lessons to thoroughly go trough one of the coolest standards ever to improvise over – I Love You.

I Love You 2
3 separate lessons to thoroughly go trough one of the coolest standards ever to improvise over – I Love You.

I Love You 3
3 separate lessons to thoroughly go trough one of the coolest standards ever to improvise over – I Love You.

PEACE

Peace 1
Chord Melody on the beautiful jazz ballad Peace.

Peace 2
Arpeggio Study on the beautiful jazz ballad Peace.

DONNA LEE

Donna Lee
Super hip bebop licks taken from the master himself, Charlie Bird Parker, from his tune Donna Lee.