Play & Rest Approach (Part 2)

Play 2 Bars – Rest 2 Bars

Exercise 1: Be strict – when you play, try to fill the bars completely. When you rest, you rest – don’t play over the lines. (Level 1)

Exercise 2: You are allowed to play pick up notes during the rest period. (Level 2)

Exercise 3: You don’t have to be strict with the 2 bars playing and resting period, just keep the general idea.

Optional exercises:
Play 3 bars – Rest 3 bars
Play 3 bars – Rest 2 bars

Once you develop a healthy balance between playing and resting, you can stop practicing this exercise.

Well, this is the end of the 30-day challenge. If you had any New Year’s resolutions regarding your piano practice, I hope this challenge helped you build momentum towards those goals. As I said at the beginning of this challenge, I wanted to give you a practical method that you can later apply to any jazz standards.
Of course, this is just the beginning of a beautiful journey into the world of jazz, but now you have a strong foundation, so you can feel grounded when you start adding extra elements to your improvisation. If you feel the hunger to dig even deeper, you are at the right place, because I will keep sharing everything I know in this membership 😉

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