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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 #5 – Sixteenth Note Ornaments

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 5 – (Technique) The sixteenth note ornament is still going to be different than the other ones we’ve practiced. The sixteenth note ornament provides a very classy and elegant feel and sound to your playing that completely uplifts everything to a higher level.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Beginning Improv Textures

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Once students learn what notes to use when improvising, most of the time they have no idea what to do with them. Myself included when I first started. In this step will review some beginning improv textures that can be used to create an interesting and compelling solo.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – LH Comping, Part 1: Rhythms

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 8 – (Improvisation) These LH comping rhythms will add flavor, spice, and most importantly, swing to your improvisation. Remember, it’s not ALWAYS about what your RH plays. Your LH is the foundation to the lines your RH plays.

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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 #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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* 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.

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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 #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 #5 – Sixteenth Note Ornaments

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 5 – (Technique) The sixteenth note ornament is still going to be different than the other ones we’ve practiced. The sixteenth note ornament provides a very classy and elegant feel and sound to your playing that completely uplifts everything to a higher level.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #6 – Beginning Improv Textures

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 6 – (Improvisation) Once students learn what notes to use when improvising, most of the time they have no idea what to do with them. Myself included when I first started. In this step will review some beginning improv textures that can be used to create an interesting and compelling solo.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #8 – LH Comping, Part 1: Rhythms

Stage 1 | Lesson: 15 | Step 8 – (Improvisation) These LH comping rhythms will add flavor, spice, and most importantly, swing to your improvisation. Remember, it’s not ALWAYS about what your RH plays. Your LH is the foundation to the lines your RH plays.

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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 #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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* 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.

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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 »
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