Stage 0 - Laying The Foundation
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Stage 0 - Laying The Foundation

About:

This stage is for people brand new to jazz. You’re going to spend time learning the most basic elements of music & jazz and how they pertain to information in the future. These elements will prepare you for all the information you receive on your journey. These general music basics help you understand all the other jazz harmony, theory, and improv you’re going to learn and this stage will lay down a solid foundation for the rest of your life. This is also a great time to gain clarity around your goals. What do you want to accomplish as a jazz pianist? But most important…why? The “why” will keep you going through this journey and will help your motivation stay high!

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1
    • Lesson 1 Overview
    • Step #1 – Whole & Half Steps
    • Step #2  – Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major Scales
    • Step #4 – Key Signatures
    • Step #5 – Fingerings
    • Step #6 – Learning Tunes Process
  • Lesson 2
    • Lesson 2 Overview
    • Step #1 – Major Triads
    • Step #2 – Major Triad Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major Triad Symbols
    • Step #4 – Bass Notes, aka Roots
    • Step #5 – Circle of Fourths
    • Step #6 – Pop Charts, Forms, Structures
    • Step #7 – Using Chords To Play Charts
    • Step #8 – Learning Tunes 1: RH Melody
    • Step #9 – Learning Tunes 2: Bass Notes
  • Lesson 3
    • Lesson 3 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor Triads
    • Step #2 – Minor Triads Intervals
    • Step #3 – Minor Triad Symbols
    • Step #4 – Arpeggios
    • Step #5 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody & Bass Notes
    • Step #6 – Learning Tunes: LH Chords
  • Lesson 4
    • Lesson 4 Overview
    • Step #1 – Triad Inversions
    • Step #2 – Phrasing
    • Step #3 – Learning Tunes: RH Chords, LH Bass Notes
    • Step #4 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody, LH Bass Notes & Chords
    • Step #5 – Basic Rhythms
  • Lesson 5
    • Lesson 5 Overview
    • Step #1 – Major 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Major 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Voiceleading Triads
    • Step #5 – Natural Minor Scale
    • Step #6 – Swing Eighth Notes
    • Step #7 – Jazz Forms & Structures
    • Step #8 – Major 7th Chord Listening
    • Step #9 – Take The A-Train: RH Melody
  • Lesson 6
    • Lesson 6 Overview
    • Step #1 – Dominant 7th Chords 
    • Step #2 – Dominant 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Dominant 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Major 7th Inversions
    • Step #5 – Swing 7th Chord Arpeggiation
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Bass Notes
    • Step #7 – Dominant 7th Chord Listening
  • Lesson 7
    • Lesson 7 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Minor 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Minor 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Dominant 7th Inversions
    • Step #5 – 4 Note Scales
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: #3 RH Melody, LH Bass Notes
    • Step #7 – Minor 7th Chord Listening
  • Lesson 8
    • Lesson 8 Overview
    • Step #1 – 7th Chord Shells
    • Step #2 – Minor 7th Chord Inversions
    • Step #3 – Control
    • Step #4 – Shells To Progressions (A-Train)
    • Step #5 – Take The A-Train: #4 Chords
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: #5 RH Chords, LH Bass Notes

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Stage 0 - Laying The Foundation
(Journey)

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

Journey-Created-2

About:

This stage is for people brand new to jazz. You’re going to spend time learning the most basic elements of music & jazz and how they pertain to information in the future. These elements will prepare you for all the information you receive on your journey. These general music basics help you understand all the other jazz harmony, theory, and improv you’re going to learn and this stage will lay down a solid foundation for the rest of your life. This is also a great time to gain clarity around your goals. What do you want to accomplish as a jazz pianist? But most important…why? The “why” will keep you going through this journey and will help your motivation stay high!

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1
    • Lesson 1 Overview
    • Step #1 – Whole & Half Steps
    • Step #2  – Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major Scales
    • Step #4 – Key Signatures
    • Step #5 – Fingerings
    • Step #6 – Learning Tunes Process
  • Lesson 2
    • Lesson 2 Overview
    • Step #1 – Major Triads
    • Step #2 – Major Triad Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major Triad Symbols
    • Step #4 – Bass Notes, aka Roots
    • Step #5 – Circle of Fourths
    • Step #6 – Pop Charts, Forms, Structures
    • Step #7 – Using Chords To Play Charts
    • Step #8 – Learning Tunes 1: RH Melody
    • Step #9 – Learning Tunes 2: Bass Notes
  • Lesson 3
    • Lesson 3 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor Triads
    • Step #2 – Minor Triads Intervals
    • Step #3 – Minor Triad Symbols
    • Step #4 – Arpeggios
    • Step #5 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody & Bass Notes
    • Step #6 – Learning Tunes: LH Chords
  • Lesson 4
    • Lesson 4 Overview
    • Step #1 – Triad Inversions
    • Step #2 – Phrasing
    • Step #3 – Learning Tunes: RH Chords, LH Bass Notes
    • Step #4 – Learning Tunes: RH Melody, LH Bass Notes & Chords
    • Step #5 – Basic Rhythms
  • Lesson 5
    • Lesson 5 Overview
    • Step #1 – Major 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Major 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Major 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Voiceleading Triads
    • Step #5 – Natural Minor Scale
    • Step #6 – Swing Eighth Notes
    • Step #7 – Jazz Forms & Structures
    • Step #8 – Major 7th Chord Listening
    • Step #9 – Take The A-Train: RH Melody
  • Lesson 6
    • Lesson 6 Overview
    • Step #1 – Dominant 7th Chords 
    • Step #2 – Dominant 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Dominant 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Major 7th Inversions
    • Step #5 – Swing 7th Chord Arpeggiation
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: Bass Notes
    • Step #7 – Dominant 7th Chord Listening
  • Lesson 7
    • Lesson 7 Overview
    • Step #1 – Minor 7th Chords
    • Step #2 – Minor 7th Intervals
    • Step #3 – Minor 7th Symbols
    • Step #4 – Dominant 7th Inversions
    • Step #5 – 4 Note Scales
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: #3 RH Melody, LH Bass Notes
    • Step #7 – Minor 7th Chord Listening
  • Lesson 8
    • Lesson 8 Overview
    • Step #1 – 7th Chord Shells
    • Step #2 – Minor 7th Chord Inversions
    • Step #3 – Control
    • Step #4 – Shells To Progressions (A-Train)
    • Step #5 – Take The A-Train: #4 Chords
    • Step #6 – Take The A-Train: #5 RH Chords, LH Bass Notes

CERTIFICATES

Stage 0 - Laying The Foundation
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Browse all the lessons in Stage 0 by category.

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Stage 0 Full Lesson Textbook

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