Giant Steps has always been a challenging standard to play, in this video I give a few tips on how to approach this famous tune.
The Chords (from the fake book-as far as I know it is not copyrighted material so I am posting the original):
One good ‘pattern’ to start familiarising with the progression in playing 1235 for every chord (meaning the 1st,2nd,3nd and 5th of every chord). For the original key it would be B,C#,D#,F#(Bmaj7) then D,E,F#,A (D7), G,A,B,D (G)and so on…
It’s all about getting used to keep your brain engaged at any time. A great exercise!
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