Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
Fifteen tunes that reflect the breadth and diversity of jazz, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant and multicultural sounds of jazz today. Includes a CD containing playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top jazz musicians. Also contains sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started, and a written-out piano score.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Blue Moon
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Everything that Lives Laments
- Jean Pierre
- Las Vegas Tango
- Minor Swing
- Mo' Better Blues
- Ran Kan Kan
- Someone's Knocking at my Door
- St. James Infirmary
- Steppin' Out