‘Jazz Beginnings’ is the ideal Introduction to Jazz.
The series can be used by anyone with a basic knowledge of music
and a basic instrumental technique.
Play with the Backing Band, Read the notation On-Screen, or Print it out
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to all 26 podcasts and 9 tunes
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Replay each online lesson as often as you like
Revisit whenever suits you, and develop your jazz playing at a time that suits you.
This complete learning programme and is divided into three parts.
PART 1 – Jazz Rhythms
This first section deals with the reading and playing of jazz rhythms and gives clear examples of the
difference between how jazz looks on manuscript and how jazz sounds. Using the Blues scale, the
player then applies the rhythms to the 12 bar blues and is launched into jazz improvisation.
Jazz Beginnings 08Click to hear sample podcast from the series
PART 2 – Jazz harmony
This section describes the four main seventh chords, their construction and the way they are connected
through guide tones. A few jazz and baroque ‘licks’ are mixed together to show that the building
blocks of classical and jazz composers are exactly the same.
PART 3 – Chord Sequence
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This third section consists of eight chord sequences in graded steps: three 12 bar blues, three ‘I Got Rhythm’
chord changes and two original compositions, completing a unique package.