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Jazz Piano Lesson - Take the A Train - Bebop Jazz Piano Solo Style

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Uploaded on Sep 22, 2011

"Take The A Train" was composed in 1939 by Billy Strayhorn and was the signature song of the Duke Ellington orchestra for many years.

This video is of Alton Merrell playing playing the song and improvising in a bebop style.

An mp3 of the backing track (bass and drums) heard in the video is available for instant download at the following link: http://www.altonmerrell.com/jazzpiano...

A midi file and sheet music of Alton's performance is available via instant download here: http://www.altonmerrell.com/jazzpiano...

Jazz Piano lessons are also available through SKYPE. http://www.skype.com Simply add (altonmerrell) as a contact. Lessons are are also available in person. Email Alton at contact@altonmerrell.com to schedule your lesson.

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