Playing “Over The Rainbow” with pop rhythms and jazz harmonies

Hey Improvisers,

One of my favorite styles to play is what I call “Taylor Swift-style jazz piano.” The basic concept is to play a favorite jazz ballad with all the usual jazz harmonies, but with a nice, contemporary pop rhythmic feel. I particularly like to use a folksy finger style guitar-like texture, which I call “Fingerstyle piano.”

Here’s a performance I did of the classic “Over The Rainbow,” in which I used this style:

Over The Rainbow

Give it try yourself!


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