Jazz Beginners Practice Plan (2. Month)

I encourage you to check out the new lessons even if you are not entirely done with the previous month exercises and etudes.  The only reason you should put the new lessons on hold if you feel that they are too complicated.


I. Basic Routines (Easy)

Improvisation
Routine #5: Five-Finger Scale Exercises (A minor Blues)
Routine #6: Five-Finger Improvisation Exercises (A minor Blues)

Theory/Basics
C Minor Workout – Basics
G Minor Workout – Basics
D Minor Workout – Basics
Bb Major Workout – Basics

Major Triads
Routine #7a: Major Triad Etude (Right Hand – Octaves)
Routine #7b: Major Triad Etude (Left Hand – Octaves)
Routine #8a: Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios: Right Hand – Octaves) 
Routine #8b: Major Triad Etude (Arpeggios: Left Hand – Octaves)

Composition
2-month Beginner Essentials: Making Music with the Core Lessons
2. month Beginner Challenge: The 9th and the Good 9th song


II. Jazz Beginner Routines

Ear Training
2. Month Jazz Beginner Approach (Ear Training – Transposition)
If you transpose only one etude, it should be this one:
Routine #5: Five-Finger Scale Exercises (A minor Blues)

I would recommend you to pick up one etude from the following list and transpose it too.
Whole Notes with Quarter Notes

Whole notes with Half Notes
Challenging Esplosivo Song – Experienced Beginner Version

Quarter Notes with Quarter Notes
Colours
D minor Etude – Spring Wind


Having Fun with the Beginner Lessons
2. Month Jazz Beginner Approach (Express Yourself)

Choose one of the lessons listed below and transform it to your level.
G minor Etude – The Legend of John
C minor Etude – Ballade pour Adele 
D minor Etude – Spring Wind
Challenging Esplosivo Song – Experienced Beginner Version

Quarter Notes with Quarter Notes
Colours

Improvisation
Routine #5: Five-Finger Scale Exercises (Call and Response)
Routine #5: Five-Finger Scale Exercises (Pick Ups)
2. Month Beginner Challenge: Pop Improvisation in 4 Major Keys (C – G – D – A)

Challenging Jazz Routines
Jazz routine #1: Five-finger scale exercises (12 Major Keys) 
Jazz Routine #2: Advanced Five-Finger Scale Exercises (C minor Blues)
Jazz Routine #3: Five-Finger scale exercises (12 Minor Keys)
Jazz Routine #3: 6 Additional Exercises

Jazz-Blues Workout in the key of C



I recommend you to learn all the lessons one by one starting from the top. Work on all the additional exercises too, so all the new information and knowledge has the chance to sink deeper. This is a well-rounded practice routine for a Jazz Beginner student. All you have to do is stick to the plan and practice every day. If you have the feeling that it would be difficult to follow through this program, I recommend you to send me your progress every week. I will give you feedback and help you to keep on track.

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