Doxy

Doxy is an easy jazz original by Sonny Rollins. It's one of the first tunes that many jazz musicians learn. Ray Brown also wrote a...

Case Study: Learning Jazz Melodies from Recordings

This article will use three different recordings of the jazz standard "On the Sunny Side of the Street" to show how a jazz musician...

Transposing for the Jazz Musician

Do you remember coloring by number when you were a kid? Well, jazz musicians should have, in their arsenal of tricks, the ability to...

Blue Monk

Blue Monk was written by Thelonious Monk. This is often one of the first 12 bar blues tunes that a jazz musician will learn....

Indiana

Indiana, also known as Back Home Again In Indiana, is a tune written by Ballard MacDonald and James Hanley. This song is perhaps the...

All The Things You Are

All the Things You Are was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the Broadway musical "Very Warm for Me," which debuted...

St. Thomas

This is a nice, easy latin tune by Sonny Rollins.  It is a very good tune for beginners, but it is a nice tune...

What Jazz Standards Should I Learn?

The unfortunate reality is that we only have 24 hours in a day. Most of us lead busy lives, and unless you are doing...

Blue Bossa

"Blue Bossa" is the most popular standard by the great jazz trumpet player Kenny Dorham. It is one of the most popular jazz standards...

Why Learn Jazz Standards?

Learning jazz standards seems to be a very daunting task. Many top jazz players have HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of songs memorized. For the...
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