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How to Improvise on Donna Lee – Beginner to Intermediate Jazz Piano Lesson

In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn the basics for how to improvise (also known as taking a solo) over the chord changes for the song “Donna Lee,” a bebop song composed by Miles Davis and popularized by Charlie Parker.

Scales to know: Major scale – used on Major 7 chords Dorian scale – second mode of major, used on minor 7 chords Dominant scale – also known as mixolydian (fifth mode of major), used on dominant chords whole-half diminished – used on diminished chords

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