5 standards – here are the technical and melodic tools you should master

Posted on 23 de octubre de 2020
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5 standards – you should really practise like this
Here are the technical and melodic tools you should master
Blue Bossa, Perdido, Autumn Leaves, Blues, Pent up House
Beginning with 5 basic standards is a great way to start improvising.
I have chosen 5 standards which are relatively easy to begin with.
Easy melody and easy chords.
What do you need to know and what tools do you need to master to play a solo on a jazz standard.
On each standard I present one or more technical and/or melodic tools you should work on, to be able to play a good jazz improvisation on each tune.
Get all skills going on each tune and you have the first 5 tunes in the pocket.

In this tutorial
Why did I choose those 5 standards?
What melodic and technical skills do I need to master on all standards?
Autumn Leaves – learn the melody
Perdido – learn the basic chords
Blue Bossa – play melodic chord note solos
Pent up House – learn the scales
Blues in C – play melodic solos using scales
Full solo manuals
Show, play and analyse a short solo on “Autumn Leaves”
Get the full transcription of the lesson:
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00:00 SCALES – how to play amazing solos using basic scales
00:42 Søren is playing “Pent Up House”
00:59 In this tutorial
01:33 Why did I choose those 5 standards?
02:17 What melodic and technical skills do I need to master on all standards?
02:44 Autumn Leaves – learn the melody
05:00 Perdido – learn the basic chords
09:22 Blue Bossa – play melodic chord note solos
16:47 Pent up House – learn the scales
19:52 Blues in C – play melodic solos using scales
23:40 Full solo manuals
24:43 Show, play and analyse a short solo on “Autumn Leaves”
26:27 Do you like my videos – support me on Patreon
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Video links:
“Full solo manual – Autumn Leaves
Basic melody, chords and scale exercises and how to’s for melodic soloing”
– for both Alto and Tenor saxophone
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“The 8 most important chord patterns you need to know”

”4 scale exercises you must know”.

“Chord note solos – Instantly boost your jazz skills using this method”

“This is how to connect the scales to the chords”

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saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
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Reeds are either rico jazz select 4 medium or Robertos Wind NY own brand 4 medium
Strap: BG Brace Yoke – S50M

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