Jazz Band

Blues Scale and Solo

Bb Blues Play Along Track

Chord Calculator



Pete Fountain - Tonight Show medley, Shine


Herbie Hancock - Butterfly, Watermelon Man, Sly


Louie Armstrong - Hello, Dolly, When the Saints Go Marching In


Tommy Dorsey - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Big Band)


Lionel Hampton - Flying Home, Bossa Nova Jazz (album)


Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing

If the visual of the piano helps you, or you want to see the chords and scales/modes written out as they are played, the videos by Tony Winston are spectacular! I will be watching more. He has different levels of the same piece.

These are for Blue Bossa.

101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TJ1Xa9E-I

201: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgETc0vNfBE

301: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZW8UY8LmwY

http://www.tonywinston.com/jazz%20piano/bb%20enc.pdf (chords used in video)

MODES - Go to Ancient Modes

Modes Details: the numbering system used in the method book and

listening examples

Information on the Blues scale class discussion on 9/22/13

In particular, no specific African musical form can be identified as the single direct ancestor of the blues.[53] However many blues elements, such as the call-and-response format and the use of blue notes, can be traced back to the music of Africa. That blue notes pre-date their use in blues and have an African origin is attested by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "A Negro Love Song", from his The African Suite for Piano composed in 1898, which contains blue third and seventh notes.[54]