Jazz Standards are the songs you need to know to learn to play Jazz. I always say “Learn Jazz – Make Music” in my videos and the Jazz Standards are the songs that play when you make that music.
This video is a list of 50 Standards that are really useful to have in your repertoire. I have split them up in some different categories because that is practical for when you are playing. You don’t want to play 5 medium swing songs in F major next to each other in a set, you might find yourself playing the wrong theme at the end (true story!) Having variation in a set is very useful.
0:57 Easy Standards
2:03 Intermediate Standards
2:23 Don’t be like AC/DC!
2:37 And it goes for Jazz as well…
3:23 Difficult Standards
4:05 Don’t be like Dutch Audiences
4:18 Samba & Bossanova
4:45 Jazz Latin (and a little modal)
6:27 Jazz Standards in a minor key
6:56 Bebop Themes
7:27 Is your favorite missing?
7:42 My favorites (that I couldn’t put on the list)
9:08 Like the video? Check out my Patreon page!
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