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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.

Freddie Freeloader

This is a great standard tune by Miles Davis from his "Kind of Blue" album, which is touted by many to be the top-selling jazz album of all time. Rolling Stone...

Relaxin’ At Camarillo

"Relaxin' At Camarillo" is a 12 bar blues written by Charlie Parker. This tune is named after Camarillo State Hospital in Ventura County, California in which Parker spent six months of recovery...

B Blues

B Blues is not a common blues in jazz. Since it is only a half step away from Bb, which is a common blues, it can be a more challenging one...

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...
Cool Blues Jazz Standard

Cool Blues

Cool Blues is a blues head written by Charlie Parker. This is a great blues head to know and add to your repertoire. It can be played in any key, but...
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...

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...
Route-66

Route 66

Route 66, or "(Get Your Kicks On)Route 66" is a blues written by Bobby Troup in 1946. Nat King Cole recorded it in the same year of its composition, leading many...

West Coast Blues

West Coast Blues was written by the unparalleled genius of jazz guitar, Wes Montgomery. The solo changes are different than the changes for the melody, and so that's something to be...

E Blues

While E blues is a common key for styles such as rock, it is rarely used in jazz. However practicing in this key will really help develop your ear for this...

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