4 Simple one chorus Jazz blues exercises to help you Improve Your Jazz Phrasing.
One of the biggest challenges in Jazz is that even when you know how to play the right notes on the chords and have an idea about how to improvise over them. You still don’t sound like Jazz.
It is missing that great Jazz-feel and sounds boring and flat.
A great approach to working on this is, of course, to transcribe solos (well, learn to play by ear actually) and then get it into your system in that way. But another easier way is to have transcribed etudes and play those with a recording to get the phrasing and the melodies into your system in that way.
This lesson consists of 4 etudes that are fairly easy to play and that you can play along with me to hear and copy my phrasing to internalize some jazz phrasing and get that into your own playing.
What you will learn
- Improve Your Jazz Phrasing with Easy Etudes
- Exercises that are short and work as a quick study
- Jazz Blues Solos with solid lines to add to your own vocabulary
- How to tie together phrases across several bars
Since the goal is that you play the solos in tempo, I have included a slow and a medium tempo version of all 4 choruses and a slow version with only a click.
How do you learn
Each of the 4 exercises is recorded in a slow and a medium tempo with a backing track and also against a click. In this way, you can work your way through them in a step-wise manner.
You can practice with the recording and learn to play the exercises with me. As a result, you start getting that type of phrasing and some of the more subtle details into your playing.
The Download includes
- 4 Exercises on a Bb Jazz Blues in Tab and Standard Notation
- 12 Performance videos
- 12 Backing Tracks
- Transcriptions and Article with analysis