Autumn Leaves Jazz Piano Tutorial Lesson

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Sheet Music:

In this lesson we’re going to look at the jazz standard ‘Autumn Leaves’.

Autumn Leaves is one of the best-known of all jazz standards and is frequently called at jam sessions so it’s a good idea to learn and memorise these important chord changes.

Usually played in the key of G Minor, the tune follows a 32 measure AABC form and contains both major and minor 251 progressions. The same 251s are repeated throughout which makes the form easy to memorise and fun to play over.

We’re going to start off with some simple two handed voicings so that we understand the chord changes and the harmonic movement through the tune.

We will then create both a slow tempo, ballad arrangement and also an up tempo swing version for the second time through.

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