Master All the Things You Are – Part I: The A Section (Premium)
Jazz Advice and Tips, Premium Only, Tunes
All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play…
The ability to create a musical solo on this tune requires a surprisingly deep understanding of harmony and some specific melodic tools, something that you won’t get from a few scales and a collection of memorized chords.
I can vividly remember working through the changes to All the Things You Are, trying to make sense of the chords and struggling to come up with melodic lines – all while hearing the masters sail through the changes.
And years later, even when I had more language and technique, I still struggled to improvise the way I wanted or to navigate the chords with ease like my favorite players. I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing on this tune or many others like it…
That’s why we developed this 3 part series for Premium members, giving you the tools you need to unlock the secrets to this familiar Jerome Kern standard.
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