Approaching the Standards Vol 3

Doctor Willie Hill Jr

Item# JSA118
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This is another unique study on learning jazz improvisation. There are 8 Classic Jazz Standards in the book. Each of them is presented in 4 ways. For example, the first tune you find the head written out. Second, you will see a chord chart to solo over with the playalong CD. Third, there is a sample solo chorus which you listen to and analyze. Fourth there is a solo to transcribe by ear from the CD. Then there are improvisation tips, licks and tricks for help in improvising.

The CD
Each of the tunes are recorded twice with a full rhythm section, the first track has:

1. Head
2. Example Improvisation which is written out in the book for listening/analyzing
3. Improvised Solo (listen and transcribe)
4. Head

Click here for sound #1

The Second Track is a playalong you play the head and then solo over open choruses, head and out.

Click here for sound #2


  • Tenor Madness
  • Killer Joe
  • Bye, Bye Blackbird
  • Take the A Train
  • Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
  • My Secret Love
  • Speak Low
  • Cottontail

    Learn a Bebop head. Listen, read, analyze a great solo. Transcribe a solo. Play the head and solos along with a great rhythm section. A great way to study.