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7 Day Jazz Practice Routine

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https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/blog/learning-jazz/jazz-advice/7-day-jazz-practice-routine/

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Day 1

  • Technique: Practice the 1st pattern in this 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Pick a jazz standard you want to learn in our Index and learn only the melody by ear.
  • Jazz Language: Find a jazz lick you like from a recording over a particular chord or chord progression, learn it from the recording by ear, and transpose it into concert C and F. You will be learning it in all 12 keys.

Day 2

  • Technique: Practice the 2nd pattern in the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Learn the chords/harmony of the jazz standard you are learning by ear. You can check your work later with the chord charts provided in the Index.
  • Jazz Language: Take the lick you learned on Day 1 and transpose it into concert Bb and Eb.

Day 3

  • Technique: Practice the 3rd pattern in the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Practice working on playing the arpeggios of the harmony in the jazz standard you are learning. You can find a good example here.
  • Jazz Language: Take your lick and transpose it into concert Ab and Db.

Day 4

  • Technique: Practice the 4th pattern in the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Simply practice playing the head, and improvising over the jazz standard you are learning, using a metronome or the play-along provided in the Index.
  • Jazz Language: Take your lick and transpose it into concert Gb and B.

Day 5

  • Technique: Practice the 5th pattern in the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Practice playing the head, and improvising over the jazz standard you are learning, using a metronome or the play-along provided in the Index. Simply playing the tune should be the bulk of your practicing.
  • Jazz Language: Take your lick and transpose it into concert E and A.

Day 6

  • Technique: Practice the last pattern in the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Practice playing the head, and improvising over the jazz standard you are learning, using a metronome or the play-along provided in the Index.
  • Jazz Language: Take your lick and transpose it into concert D and G.

Day 7

  • Technique: Review all 6 patterns from the 6 Patterns for Major Scales handout.
  • Repertoire: Practice playing the head, and improvising over the jazz standard you are learning, using a metronome or the play-along provided in the Index.
  • Jazz Language: Review your lick in all 12 keys.

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