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Learn Your First Jazz Tune  -  Mack The Knife

 

It is good to start with easy tunes with very few chords.  Start with Mack the Knife.   Louis Armstrong Sings it here     

 

1) Learn to sing the melody by ear.

2) Print out the PDF file here

3) Learn the melody on the mandolin in the key of G (as on the PDF file).

4) Learn the chords from the PDF file.  Play the chords and sing the melody.

5) Improvise along with the tune using a play along playing the notes in the G major scale ( G A B C D E F#) and the arpeggios from the PDF file.

6) Start studying improvisation using the Barry Harris videos.  Apply these ideas to improvising on Mack the Knife.

 


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