Charlie Parker portrait

"You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."
- Miles Davis

A common approach for students of jazz improvisation is to learn phrases or 'licks' in all 12 keys, memorising the lick and playing along with the original audio recording at various speeds.

This project aims to provide a useful educational resource for students of jazz, focusing on the musical vocabulary of Charlie Parker. This website's aim is to provide a catalogue of Charlier Parker licks, rendering written music with abcjs, generating pdf worksheets with svg2pdf.js, and looping audio with the Youtube Iframe API.

*** If viewing this on a mobile device, only normal playback speed is possible as the Youtube IFrame API doesn't currently support other playback rates on mobile devices. ***