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Jazz - Standards You Need To Know S2E2

DIG IT! Welcome to SEASON 2 - JAZZ INVESTIGATIONS, Jazz - Standards You Need To Know - Episode 2.

In Season 2 of Jazz - Standards You Need To Know, we are going to go DEEPER into the JAZZ BOOK OF TUNES and give you an idea of the tunes you should be working on, first, if you are new to playing jazz.

AND, the tunes you should continue to be studying if you are an experienced player! This is key because many of these songs are ones that MANY players overlook as they advance in playing jazz.

NOW, DON'T FORGET if you DIG what I do, then,

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In Episode 2, SEASON 2 of The Jazz - Standards You Need To Know, we are looking at The famous Charlie Parker Standard - That is right! Blues For Alice!. A Blues with a Twist!

This Jazz Standard is standard equipment for me as a player, because it has three of the most common items in the harmony of Jazz; Back Cycling, Non-Resolving Dominates and of Course THE BLUES - and the associated format of BLUES!

Therefore, it is essential to have This Standard, Blues For Alice ready to go!

As a side note, make sure to check out the full lesson, Blues For Alice Jazz Guitar Lesson on the channel because of all the detail within this fantastic song.

Of course, as a Jazz Investigator, I take a strong look at The Jazz Standards You Need To Know, and I feel that Blues For Alice has so much to offer.

So to find all of this out - see what I just did there?, 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

0:25 Lesson Overview

0:54 Lesson Intro

1:11 Blues For Alice - Reason 1

1:27 Blues For Alice - Reason 2

1:53 Blues For Alice - Reason 3

2:14 Blues For Alice - Reason 4

2:39 Blues For Alice - Reason 5

2:58 Summary

3:19 Solo

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