How to work with HPJ play-along tracks

Joy Morin, colorinmypiano.com

These play-along tracks are far better than a traditional metronome!

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Experience the real deal

Ever wanted to play with the professional jazz band?
Then you are in the right place – our Higgledy Piggledy Jazz play-along tracks were created to help with the practice and to make it fun. 

All fourty tunes (four for each piece) were recorded by the professional Jazz musicians at the studio for an enjoyable experience playing and performing with the sound of the real Jazz band! 

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Jazz Band Recording

The set includes 40 digital play-along tracks with the live Jazz band recording.
Each will start with two bars of “clicks” and you will be able to practise in the following way:

1. In slow tempo: you will hear Jazz band and piano part.
2. In slow tempo: you will hear Jazz band only.
3. In fast tempo: you will hear Jazz band and piano part.
4. In fast tempo:  you will hear Jazz band only.

super duck as an example

Right Hand 

With track 2 – slow tempo with a solo part
1. Before you start, observe that there will be a repeat in bars 1 – 15, bars 28 – 39 and bars 17 – 27.
2. Listen to the track and follow the score without playing at first.
3. Play only bars 1 – 15 and bars 28 – 39.
4. Play only bars 17 – 27.

Left Hand

With track 2 – slow tempo with a solo part
1. This is a twelve-bar Blues and let’s take a look at the left-hand part chords. They are C major, F major and G major.
2. Put the track on and play only chords in C major, leaving out the rest.
3. Play only chords in F major, leaving out the rest.
4. Play only chords in G major, leaving out the rest.
5. Finally, play from beginning till the end.

When confident enough

1. Practise by repeating all the previous steps with the play-along track 3, Jazz band only.
2. Fnally, play with the play-along track 4 in the fast tempo with the jazz band only. 

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