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Blues

12-bar blues is the most common form in jazz. Examples include Now’s the Time and Blues for Alice.

All Blues - Jazz Standards

All Blues

"All Blues"  was written by Miles Davis for his 1959 best-selling record, "Kind Of Blue". It is a 12 bar blues with a V7 to bVI7 to V7 turnaround, a signature of this tune. ...

C-Jam Blues

C-Jam Blues is a great first jazz tune.  It's so simple to learn the melody by ear, and yet it swings so hard that pros still love to jam on it....

Billie’s Bounce

"Billie's Bounce" is a 12 bar F blues written by Charlie "Bird" Parker. This is a great example of Bird's bebop style written over a blues. It is important to know the...

F Blues

F Blues is one of the most common keys for the blues.  Now's The Time, Bag's Groove, Billie's Bounce, and Blues for Alice(Bebop blues changes) are all examples of an F...

Blues for Alice

Blues for Alice on Learn Jazz Standards is a great way to improve your ability to play more inside the changes with bebop ideas. Check out our Blues for Alice jazz...
Blue-Monk

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. Listen to the way Thelonious plays a...

Footprints

"Footprints" is a tune written by the great saxophonist Wayne Shorter. It first appeared on his 1966 record "Adams Apple". This tune has become a very popular standard and is a...

Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man was written by Herbie Hancock, originally for his 1962 hit record Takin' Off. Hancock wrote this tune with the intention of marketing his record, and was the first tune...

Bb Blues

The Bb blues is a common blues in jazz music. Examples include Tenor Madness or Monk's Blues At 5 Spot. This one is certainly one to be strong at, so practice...
Bag's Groove - Jazz Standard

Bag’s Groove

"Bag's Groove" is a 12 bar blues written by the great vibraphonist Milt Jackson. "Bag's" was Milt Jackson's nickname.   It's important to have a decent repertoire of blues heads in your tool...

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