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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.

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...

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....

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...

Now’s The Time

"Now's The Time" is a blues in F written by Charlie Parker and is a very important blues head to learn. I would recommend checking out Charlie Parker's solo on this tune...

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...

Db Blues

The Db Blues is not a common key for the blues.  However, there are blues tunes in this key.  Things Ain't What They Used to Be is an example of a Db Blues....

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...

C Blues

C Blues is a common blues key in jazz music. It is an especially popular key for Charlie Parker's bebop heads on the common blues form such as Cheryl and Relaxin'...

A Blues

A Blues is not common in jazz, although it is in rock and traditional blues. Practicing blues in A will help you develop your ear better and create stronger command of...

Ab Blues

Ab Blues isn't the most common key for the blues, though in jazz repertoire it is. This is a great key to practice language in. Chord charts include bebop blues changes,...

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