Watch the Roses in January online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance

When performing a ballad it's super important to play with openness and not be afraid to show your tender side! Playing fast may show everyone your chops, but playing a ballad shows everyone your heart! Some of my favorite jazz recordings are masters playing ballads: Coltrane's "Ballad's" album would be at the top of my list and would come with me to a desert island for sure! Check out the beauty of Wes playing "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" from the "Full House" recording. It is not hard to play technically, but it is incredibly soulful.