Autumn Leaves : how to play the melody?

Autumn Leaves : how to play the melody?





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You have certainly already heard the melody of Autumn Leaves.

You might even be able to sing it.

But when you pick up your violin and play it…

Does it swing?

If so… You don’t need to watch this video.

(You could record yourself with a playback or a metronome to be completely sure!)

Maybe you can create a beautiful classical violin sound, but some energy, some air, or some quality you can’t describe is missing…

The missing element could be that what we call… The swing feel!

Well, if this is your case, if your playing seems flat and lifeless…

Take a look at this new video!

You will find a process to learn how to play the melody of Autumn Leaves with a jazz sound…

These exercises come from the last group lesson of my jazz violin academy, when we met on May 8.

I’m sharing here a small part of the lesson so that you too can also enjoy part of what I teach to my students…


Autumn Leaves played by jazz violin players

Here are some versions of Autumn Leaves played by Stéphane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Stéphane Grappelli : Album « Afternoon in Paris » with Oscar Peterson 1973  with Yehudi Menuhin 1985 with Didier Lockwood 1979 with Michel Legrand 1992

Jean-Luc Ponty :

Didier Lockwood :



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