Here you’ll find some charts and backing tracks to accompany the ‘Jazz Tunes You Should Know’ playlists, available for YouTube and Spotify.
These can be used by any student looking to improve their ability to harmonise and improvise, whilst familiarising themselves with era-defining jazz compositions.
If you would prefer to listen along via Spotify, you can find the same playlists here:
Each performance included should take you on an important journey of learning and appreciation (no matter how many times you’ve heard it before!).
To get the most out of the experience, ensure that you take note of how each performer approaches the tune in question. Study and observe all aspect of their individual approaches to playing their chosen instrument. What makes them unique?
This application is much closer to the way people learned back in the day rather than relying on notation; so take the things that resonate with you for whatever reason and use them to influence your next practise sessions.
This will only serve to make you a more responsive, thoughtful musician over time.
Share your progress!