How to Learn Misty (Jazz Tutorial)

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Learn how to improve your jazz playing quickly while practicing less in the LJS Inner Circle:

Today, we’re talking about the classic ballad, “Misty” by Errol Garner.
We’ll take a look at the chords so we can figure out how to most efficiently learn it and find out what harmonic secrets we can discover in the process.


00:00 Intro
00:22 Misty – short demo
01:00 The best way to learn the melody
01:25 Identifying the key
01:47 Relating key centers
03:18 Relating the melody to the chord changes
03:55 Identifying backdoor dominants
06:20 Identifying secondary dominants
08:05 Understanding the form
09:35 Learning the B section
11:02 The hardest part to memorize in Misty
14:33 The last part of the A section

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