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Animated Sheet Music: Confirmation and Au Privave by Charlie Parker

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Notes appear as jazz music is played in these two Animated Sheet Music videos by Dan Cohen. The sheet music was taken from Charlie Parker – Omnibook: For B-flat Instruments (Jazz Transcriptions). The music itself: Confirmation, above, and Au Privave, below, both by American jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker:

Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions.

Next: Bach, Prelude in C-sharp major, WTC I, BWV 848, animated, Classical Music Mashup: 57 classical tunes from 33 composers, and Dance of Harmony, an animated synesthetic voyage.

Bonus: Jazz Fundamentals: What Is Improvisation? What Are the Blues?

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