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Take Five

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Lesson Run Time: 83 minutes / Release Date: 04/14/2012

I’ve been wanting to do this song for a while! Take 5 was written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. In this lesson I’ll break down the arrangement but we will also cover a bunch of improvisation and reharmonization ideas to make the song “your own.”

Other Chapters in this Piano Lesson:

The B section
B section chords
End of B section
A section bassline
The A section melody
Fill out A section with chords
The ending
A section improvisation
B section improvisation
Advanced improv and reharm pt 1
Advanced improv and reharm pt 2