Stage 5 - The Finishing Touches
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Stage 5 - The Finishing Touches

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Congrats! You have already been playing for a long time and now it’s time to put the finishing touches on your playing. At stage 5 you are truly perfecting your craft. You can essentially do everything at a high level and now are putting the minute details into the general categories of jazz in order to be a complete player. We explore more conceptual based concepts in this stage to improve your mental approach and mastery of the piano.

Focus Points:

  • Styles
  • Tempos
  • Popular Voicings
  • Hexatonic improv
  • Advanced Playing Concepts

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 41
    • Lesson 41 Overview
    • Step #1 – Dominant Montuno
    • Step #2 – Minor Montuno
    • Step #3 – 2-5-1 Montuno
    • Step #4 – Hexatonic Augmented 7th Chords (bVII+, I+)
    • Step #5 – 3-4 Time Signature Lick
    • Step #6 – Latin Music
    • Step #7 – LH Minor Voicings
    • Step #8 – Popular Minor Voicings 1
    • Step #9 – 3-4 Time Signature
    • Step #10 – Mantecca
    • Step #11 – “Girl From Ipanema”
    • Step #12 – Hexatonic Augmented 7th Chords (bVII+, I+) Improv
    • Step #13 – 3-4 Improv
    • Step #14 – LH Minor Voicings
  • Lesson 42
    • Lesson 42 Overview
    • Step #1 – Funk Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Major 7th Augmented (III, #IVo)
    • Step #3 – 12-8 Time Signature Lick
    • Step #4 – Funk Style
    • Step #5 – Dominant LH Voicings
    • Step #6 – Minor Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #7 – 12-8 Time Signature
    • Step #8 – Funk Style: I Wish
    • Step #9 – 12-8 Blues Style
    • Step #10 – Hexatonic Major 7th
  • Lesson 43
    • Lesson 43 Overview
    • Step #1 – Blues Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Minor Major Chords (VIo, VIIo)
    • Step #3 – Blues Style Theory
    • Step #4 – LH Major 7th Voicings
    • Step #5 – Dominant Popular Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – 7-4 Time Signature 1
    • Step #7 – 7-4 Time Signature 2
    • Step #8 – Hexatonic Minor Major Chords
    • Step #9 – Minor Blues Analysis
  • Lesson 44
    • Lesson 44 Overview
    • Step #1 – Gospel Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)
    • Step #3 – Gospel/Church Style
    • Step #4 – Dominant Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #5 – 6-8 Time Signature
    • Step #6 – 6-8 All Blues Example
    • Step #7 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)
    • Step #8 – “I Surrender All” Analysis
  • Lesson 45
    • Lesson 45 Overview
    • Step #1 – New Orleans Street Beat Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)
    • Step #3 – Trane Lick 1
    • Step #4 – New Orleans Street Beat 1
    • Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – Trane Changes Intro
    • Step #7 – Trane Changes Connections
    • Step #8 – New Orleans Street Beat 2
    • Step #9 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)
    • Step #10 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 1
  • Lesson 46
    • Lesson 46 Overview
    • Step #1 – R&B Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords (I, #IV)
    • Step #3 – Trane Lick 2
    • Step #4 – R&B Style
    • Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #6 – Trane 2-5-1 Reharm
    • Step #7 – “Just The Two Of Us” Analysis
    • Step #8 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords
    • Step #9 – “Tune Up” Reharm
    • Step #10 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 2
  • Lesson 47
    • Lesson 47 Overview
    • Step #1 – Straight Feel Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9, #9, #11 (I-, #IV-)
    • Step #3 – Trane Reharm Lick
    • Step #4 – Straight Feel Style
    • Step #5 – Popular Diminshed Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – Straight Feel
    • Step #7 – Hexatonic Dominant b9, #9, #11 (I-, #IV-)
    • Step #8 – Trane Reharm 25
    • Step #9 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 3
  • Lesson 48
    • Lesson 48 Overview
    • Step #1 – Pop/Rock Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11, (bVII+, I)
    • Step #3 – Pop/Rock Style
    • Step #4 – Popular Diminished Voicings 2
    • Step #5 – Pop/Rock “Hey Jude”
    • Step #6 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11 (bVII+, I)
    • Step #7 – Coltrane Changes Improv Approaches
    • Step #8 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 4

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Stage 5 - The Finishing Touches
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Select a lesson below to start your journey.

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About:

Congrats! You have already been playing for a long time and now it’s time to
put the finishing touches on your playing. At stage 5 you are truly perfecting
your craft. You can essentially do everything at a high level and now are putting the minute details into the general categories of jazz in order to be a complete player. We explore more conceptual based concepts in this stage to improve your mental approach and mastery of the piano.

Focus Points:

  • Styles
  • Tempos
  • Popular Voicings
  • Hexatonic improv
  • Advanced Playing Concepts

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 41
    • Lesson 41 Overview
    • Step #1 – Dominant Montuno
    • Step #2 – Minor Montuno
    • Step #3 – 2-5-1 Montuno
    • Step #4 – Hexatonic Augmented 7th Chords (bVII+, I+)
    • Step #5 – 3-4 Time Signature Lick
    • Step #6 – Latin Music
    • Step #7 – LH Minor Voicings
    • Step #8 – Popular Minor Voicings 1
    • Step #9 – 3-4 Time Signature
    • Step #10 – Mantecca
    • Step #11 – “Girl From Ipanema”
    • Step #12 – Hexatonic Augmented 7th Chords (bVII+, I+) Improv
    • Step #13 – 3-4 Improv
    • Step #14 – LH Minor Voicings
  • Lesson 42
    • Lesson 42 Overview
    • Step #1 – Funk Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Major 7th Augmented (III, #IVo)
    • Step #3 – 12-8 Time Signature Lick
    • Step #4 – Funk Style
    • Step #5 – Dominant LH Voicings
    • Step #6 – Minor Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #7 – 12-8 Time Signature
    • Step #8 – Funk Style: I Wish
    • Step #9 – 12-8 Blues Style
    • Step #10 – Hexatonic Major 7th
  • Lesson 43
    • Lesson 43 Overview
    • Step #1 – Blues Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Minor Major Chords (VIo, VIIo)
    • Step #3 – Blues Style Theory
    • Step #4 – LH Major 7th Voicings
    • Step #5 – Dominant Popular Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – 7-4 Time Signature 1
    • Step #7 – 7-4 Time Signature 2
    • Step #8 – Hexatonic Minor Major Chords
    • Step #9 – Minor Blues Analysis
  • Lesson 44
    • Lesson 44 Overview
    • Step #1 – Gospel Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)
    • Step #3 – Gospel/Church Style
    • Step #4 – Dominant Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #5 – 6-8 Time Signature
    • Step #6 – 6-8 All Blues Example
    • Step #7 – Hexatonic -7b5 Chords (bVII, Io)
    • Step #8 – “I Surrender All” Analysis
  • Lesson 45
    • Lesson 45 Overview
    • Step #1 – New Orleans Street Beat Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)
    • Step #3 – Trane Lick 1
    • Step #4 – New Orleans Street Beat 1
    • Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – Trane Changes Intro
    • Step #7 – Trane Changes Connections
    • Step #8 – New Orleans Street Beat 2
    • Step #9 – Hexatonic Altered Chords (bV, bVI)
    • Step #10 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 1
  • Lesson 46
    • Lesson 46 Overview
    • Step #1 – R&B Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords (I, #IV)
    • Step #3 – Trane Lick 2
    • Step #4 – R&B Style
    • Step #5 – Major 7th Popular Voicings 2
    • Step #6 – Trane 2-5-1 Reharm
    • Step #7 – “Just The Two Of Us” Analysis
    • Step #8 – Hexatonic Dominant b9 #11 Chords
    • Step #9 – “Tune Up” Reharm
    • Step #10 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 2
  • Lesson 47
    • Lesson 47 Overview
    • Step #1 – Straight Feel Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant b9, #9, #11 (I-, #IV-)
    • Step #3 – Trane Reharm Lick
    • Step #4 – Straight Feel Style
    • Step #5 – Popular Diminshed Voicings 1
    • Step #6 – Straight Feel
    • Step #7 – Hexatonic Dominant b9, #9, #11 (I-, #IV-)
    • Step #8 – Trane Reharm 25
    • Step #9 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 3
  • Lesson 48
    • Lesson 48 Overview
    • Step #1 – Pop/Rock Licks
    • Step #2 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11, (bVII+, I)
    • Step #3 – Pop/Rock Style
    • Step #4 – Popular Diminished Voicings 2
    • Step #5 – Pop/Rock “Hey Jude”
    • Step #6 – Hexatonic Dominant 9, #11 (bVII+, I)
    • Step #7 – Coltrane Changes Improv Approaches
    • Step #8 – Advanced Playing Concepts, Part 4

CERTIFICATES

Stage 5 - The Finishing Touches
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Stage 5 Full Lesson Text

Stage 5 Full Practice Exercise Book

Stage 5 Full Exercise Workbook

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