Jazz Standard Analysis 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
8

In this workshop, we’ll analyze the chord progression for Autumn Leaves.

Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords. Next we’ll learn how to figure out the parent key of any song using the diatonic chords. Then we’ll spend time analyzing the chord functions and chord qualities. Finally, we’ll discover how to add color to any chord progression with the 2-5-1 trick.

By the end of this workshop, you will have a deeper understanding in general of why we use certain chords in jazz tunes.

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody/chords of Autumn Leaves
  • Learn how to figure out the parent key for any song using diatonic chords
  • Analyze the chord functions/qualities for all the chords in this tune
  • Master secondary dominant chords
  • Add color to any chord progression with the 2-5-1 trick
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets
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