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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Blues Boogie

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 1 – (Theory) The blues boogie is an old style that was being played when rock n’ roll first emerged on the scene. The LH is VERY active in this style so if you’re technique isn’t up to par yet I would recommend passing on this style for now.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Blues Stride

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 2 – (Theory) The blues stride is a fantastic style to playing the blues. Stride itself is a style on it’s own but can be applied to playing the blues to create a beautiful atmosphere and sound.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Rootless Voicings #2

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 6 – (Theory) We’re now on to rootless voicings structure 2. This is simply and inversion of structure 1. Instead of starting our 2-5-1 with the 3rd on the bottom, we now start with the 7th on the bottom.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Bird Blues

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 2 – (Theory) The “Bird” blues comes from the great sax player, Charlie Parker whose nickname was “Bird”. This is an adapted form the of the blues created by him that includes alternate changes you should be familiar with.

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Step #3 – Extensions Intro

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 3 – (Theory) Extensions in jazz can be thought of as the vibrant colors that artists use to make their paintings come to life. Extensions allow us jazz pianists to express ourselves through the selection of colors we choose in chords, improv, and tunes.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Rootless Voicings #1

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 4 – (Theory) Rootless voicings are going to be your first HUGE step towards creating an authentic jazz sound. When you use these voicings in combination with your RH, you’ll already be well on your way to sounding like a pro jazz pianist.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Jazz Blues

1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 1 – (Theory) The jazz blues contains certain sets of harmonic changes that weren’t used when the blues was first created. These jazz blues include only a couple of 2-5’s but make a HUGE difference in the sound.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – The Blues Scale

Stage 1 | Lesson: 14 | Step 1 – (Theory) The blues scale is going to be a critical component to many things in your jazz piano journey. Most important, your improvisation. The blues scale language can be used in almost any tune and any solo you play in some way or another if you want.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Bass Lines, Part 1

Stage 1 | Lesson: 14 | Step 2 – (Theory) Bass lines are essential for a lot of different things in jazz piano. Harmony, solo piano, improvisation, comping and more. The list goes on and on. Your LH should be fluent in playing bass notes and lines as your skill level increases.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Progression

Stage 1 | Lesson: 13 | Step 1 – (Theory) In this step we’ll be working on minor 2-5-1 harmony. Minor 2-5-1 harmony gives students a lot of trouble because there can be a lot going. We’ll explore exactly what minor harmony is and how to play it.

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Course Categories: stage 1 theory

Choose a search result from below.

* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Blues Boogie

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 1 – (Theory) The blues boogie is an old style that was being played when rock n’ roll first emerged on the scene. The LH is VERY active in this style so if you’re technique isn’t up to par yet I would recommend passing on this style for now.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Blues Stride

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 2 – (Theory) The blues stride is a fantastic style to playing the blues. Stride itself is a style on it’s own but can be applied to playing the blues to create a beautiful atmosphere and sound.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Rootless Voicings #2

Stage 1 | Lesson: 16 | Step 6 – (Theory) We’re now on to rootless voicings structure 2. This is simply and inversion of structure 1. Instead of starting our 2-5-1 with the 3rd on the bottom, we now start with the 7th on the bottom.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Bird Blues

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 2 – (Theory) The “Bird” blues comes from the great sax player, Charlie Parker whose nickname was “Bird”. This is an adapted form the of the blues created by him that includes alternate changes you should be familiar with.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Extensions Intro

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 3 – (Theory) Extensions in jazz can be thought of as the vibrant colors that artists use to make their paintings come to life. Extensions allow us jazz pianists to express ourselves through the selection of colors we choose in chords, improv, and tunes.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Rootless Voicings #1

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 4 – (Theory) Rootless voicings are going to be your first HUGE step towards creating an authentic jazz sound. When you use these voicings in combination with your RH, you’ll already be well on your way to sounding like a pro jazz pianist.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Jazz Blues

1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 1 – (Theory) The jazz blues contains certain sets of harmonic changes that weren’t used when the blues was first created. These jazz blues include only a couple of 2-5’s but make a HUGE difference in the sound.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – The Blues Scale

Stage 1 | Lesson: 14 | Step 1 – (Theory) The blues scale is going to be a critical component to many things in your jazz piano journey. Most important, your improvisation. The blues scale language can be used in almost any tune and any solo you play in some way or another if you want.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Bass Lines, Part 1

Stage 1 | Lesson: 14 | Step 2 – (Theory) Bass lines are essential for a lot of different things in jazz piano. Harmony, solo piano, improvisation, comping and more. The list goes on and on. Your LH should be fluent in playing bass notes and lines as your skill level increases.

Enter Now »
* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 2-5-1 Progression

Stage 1 | Lesson: 13 | Step 1 – (Theory) In this step we’ll be working on minor 2-5-1 harmony. Minor 2-5-1 harmony gives students a lot of trouble because there can be a lot going. We’ll explore exactly what minor harmony is and how to play it.

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