March 23, 2021

My Little Suede Shoes, Charlie Parker


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Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play  Charlie Parker's "My Little Suede Shoes". In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:

Discover
Charlie Parker's "My Little Suede Shoes"
Learn
The Form, Melody, Harmonic Structure and Function of "My Little Suede Shoes"
Play
"My Little Suede Shoes" using contemporary voicings and improvisation

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EPISODE OUTLINE:
Introduction
Discover, Learn, Play
Invite to Join JazzPianoSkills

Demo 1:
Charlie Parker, My Little Suede Shoes

Demo 2:
Melody Only, My Little Suede Shoes

Demo 3:
Harmonic Function, My Little Suede Shoes

Demo 4:
3-Note Left Hand Shell Voicings, My Little Suede Shoes

Demo 5:
5-Note Two-Handed Voicings, My Little Suede Shoes

Demo 6:
II-V-I-Valt Progression, My Little Suede Shoes
Alternating Ascending/Descending Arpeggio Motion

Demo 7:
II-V-I-Valt Progression
Alternating Ascending/Descending Scale Motion

Demo 8:
IV-III-II-I Progression
Alternating Ascending/Descending Arpeggio Motion

Demo 9
IV-III-II-I Progression
Alternating Ascending/Descending Arpeggio Motion

Demo 10
Isolated Chord Practice
Arpeggios

Demo 11
Isolated Chord Practice
Scales

Demo 12
Dr. Bob Lawrence, My Little Suede Shoes

Conclusion
Closing Comments

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Dr. Bob Lawrence
President, The Dallas School of Music
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