Just Released - Lullaby of Birdland

Jun. 18, 2022

In this lesson we will learn a famous jazz standard written by a great jazz pianist, George Shearing. We will treat each ‘A’ section differently (3 in total) so that you have the option of learning all or some of the arrangement while still being able to play the complete song. We will cover some intermediate to advanced topics including “locked hands” voicings when harmonizing the melody, drop-2 voicings, modified stride playing, and even a bit of bebop improvisation.

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JPC glossary / key

  • RH – right hand
  • LH – left hand
  • HT – hands together
  • CM – contrary motion (to move in opposite directions)
  • Harmonically – to play as chords (all notes together at once)
  • Melodically – to play as a melody (single note) – arpeggiate
  • R7, R3, R37 – chord shells (Root-7th, Root-3rd, Root-3rd-7th respectively)
  • bpm – beats per minute. Refers to the metronome setting