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Jazz Guitar Lesson-Lazy Bird

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

DIG IT! Jazz Guitar Lesson-Lazy Bird is on for all of us today. And man, there is absolutely nothing lazy about Trane's playing on this classic.

In fact, it has to be one of my all time favorites from one of my most prized recordings of the 1950s, Blue Train.

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Lazy Bird is the word today. I mean really what is not to like about this classic John Coltrane standard.

The melody is upbeat and of course outlines the fast moving changes incredibly well. And speaking of the changes - THE CHANGES. Fun and simple yet really giving our chops a work out with the chromatic approach that Trane so loved during this time period.

SO! Check out what we can do over Lazy Bird and get some extra Jazz Guitar Lesson love as I walk you through how to make this song part of your guitar toolkit!

This is a great-fresh look on a classic tune that I know you will dig, AND, you WILL learn how to play on it, not just "read about it!!"

So you know what to do. DIG IT and push play!

Check it out and let me know in the comments.


PS. There is a live demo of this song as well. Enjoy!

Key Times

0:00 Intro

0:55 Lesson Overview

2:02 Lesson Intro

2:34 Melody Analysis

4:59 Harmony Analysis

5:47 Solo Strategies

7:01 Summary

7:46 Performance

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