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. Thes…

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…

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 star…

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…

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. Thes…

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 a…

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 l…

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…

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…

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, com…
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