Watch the Yardbird Suite online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance

There are so many great versions of this piece starting with themaster, Charlie Parker. Art Pepper has a nice version too. I like that the performance here is so relaxed we don't try to blaze through it super fast. We just try to have fun and create a swingin' take. I can't stress enough how important tempos are to a piece you are working on. Explore playing familiar tunes at different tempos and you will see what I mean.