Learn jazz standards, part 2. (Full list in book 3)

Learn jazz standards, part 2. (Full list in book 3)

Learn Jazz Standards

Here are 10 more jazz tunes you need to be familiar with.  Although they are all popular, the two essential songs are ‘Autumn Leaves’ and ‘All The Things You Are.’
The best way to learn jazz standards is to identify the map, in other words, spot the key centres. Autumn Leaves only has two, but All The Things You Are moves through  no less than five keys!

I have produced two video lessons based on Autumn Leaves.

Link to lesson 10                          Link to lesson 11

So here are the new songs to add to your repertoire. Remember to commit at least some of them to memory. The less energy you spend reading the music, the more creative space is opened up for improvisation.

All Of Me

Composer:    Simon & Marks

Date: 1931

Form: AB

Usual key: C

——————————————-

All The Things You Are

Composer: Jerome Kern

Date: 1939

Form: ABC

Usual key: Ab

——————————————-

All Of You

Composer: Cole Porter

Date: 1954

Form: AB

Usual key: Eb, C

——————————————-

Autumn Leaves

Composer: Joseph Kosma

Date: 1947

Form: AB

Usual key: G minor

——————————————-

Beautiful Love

Composer: Victor Young

Date: 1931

Form: ABC

Usual key: D minor

——————————————-

Body and Soul

Composer: Johnny Green

Date: 1930

Form: AABA

Usual key; Db

——————————————-

Bye Bye Blackbird

Composer: Ray Henderson

Date: 1926

Form: AB

Usual key: F

 ——————————————-

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Composer: Harold Arlen

Date: 1946

Form: ABCD

Usual key: F

——————————————-

I’ll Remember April

Composer: Gene De Paul

Form: ABC

Usual key: G

——————————————-

Just Friends

Composer: John Klenner

Date: 1931

Form: AB

Usual key: G

——————————————-

You can find the complete list in book 3.

Link to book 3

learn jazz standards
Learn Jazz Piano book 3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *