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Improvisation Loop Videos

 
Moorea
Practice improvising over this famous Gipsy Kings instrumental song. The progression is in both G# minor and F# minor respectively. With a capo on the 2nd fret, you can think of the keys as being F# minor and E minor.
Jazz ii - V - I - vi in C major
Practice improvising over this common jazz progression. Watch out for the secondary dominant at the end (A7) which resolves back to Dm7.
Gentle Rain
Improvise and practice the melody to this Bossa Nova classic from Luiz Bonfa.
Jazz ii - V - I - vi in C major
Practice improvising over this common jazz progression. Watch out for the secondary dominant at the end (A7) which resolves back to Dm7.
Autumn Leaves
Practice playing the melody and/or improvising with this famous jazz standard in the key of E minor.
12-Bar Blues in E
Practice improvising over this Blues in E progression.
Bossa Dorado - Slow Tempo
Practice improvising over this Gypsy Jazz standard. Key of D minor.
Dark Eyes
Improvise in D minor (harmonic/melodic minor scales) over this Gyspy Jazz standard.

Black Orpheus
Improvise in A minor over this famous Brazilian Jazz standard.

Bossa in A Major
I - vi - ii - V progression in A Major to practice scales/improvisation.

Entre dos Aguas (A Section)
Paco de Lucia's famous rumba. Use this to practice scales and improvisation in the Key of E minor (A dorian). Be careful to sharp all D notes over the B7 chord (use the E harmonic minor scale).

Entre dos Aguas (B Section)
Improvise over this E (harmonic) minor progression. It is the B section of Paco de Lucia's rumba "Entre dos Aguas" but can be found in hundreds of Spanish/Latin-style songs. Be careful to avoid the note D natural over the B7 chord - this is where all D's become sharp (raised 7th degree of the E harmonic minor scale).

Girl from Ipanema
Improvise over the Ipanema changes and play the melody. Key of F.

Blue Bossa chords
Practice the melody and improvise over Blue Bossa, from the Real Book


   
 

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