My “jazz piano bible” is a series of four books by John Mehegan, referred to collectively as the Jazz Improvisation series. Books can be an invaluable part of your training as a musician, especially in the area of jazz, since a solid understanding of classic jazz can get fairly heavy on the music theory side of things!
Welcome to Lesson One!
Lick number one, which I’m calling “Energy,” uses the first five notes of the blues scale, with the right hand in a fixed position. The repeating triplet figures build a sense of excitement.
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