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Solo Piano System
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Goal:

Learn everything you need to create a rich, lush, two-handed solo piano sound in any tune, tempo, and style so that you can feel confident when playing solo piano in any situation.

Focus Points:

  • Solo piano arranging
  • Solo piano different tempos
  • Solo piano voicings
  • More…

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1: 6-Step Tune Learning System
    • Intro: Sound Slice Overview
    • Step #1 – RH Melody
    • Step #2 – LH Bass Notes
    • Step #3 – RH Melody & LH Bass Notes
    • Step #4 – LH Chords Alone
    • Step #5 – LH Bass Notes, RH Chords
    • Step #6 – Melody, Chords, & Bass Notes
  • Lesson 2: LH Solo Piano Components
    • Step #1 – Only Bass Notes
    • Step #2 – Bass Note Then Shells
    • Step #3 – Bass Note The Full Chord
    • Step #4 – Root & 7th
    • Step #5 – Root & 3rd
    • Step #6 – Root And 3rd (A Tenth Apart) or 1, 7, 3
  • Lesson 3: RH Harmonization Of Melody
    • Step #1 – Shells Without Melody
    • Step #2 – Shells Below Non Shell Melody Note
    • Step #3 – Melody Note That Is A Shell Note
    • Step #4 – Adding Root & Fifth Below Melody
  • Lesson 4: Voicing Extensions Overview
    • Step #1 – Extensions Intro
    • Step #2 – Rootless Voicings – Structure 1
    • Step #3 – Rootless Voicings – Structure 2
    • Step #4 – Minor 7th Extensions
    • Step #5 – Dominant Extensions
    • Step #6 – Major 7th Extensions
    • Step #7 – Incorporating Extension Into Voicings
  • Lesson 5: JPS Solo Piano Arranging System
    • Step #1 – Intro
    • Step #2 – Locating Melody And Picking A Bass Note
    • Step #3 – Combining RH Melody, Bass Note Selection, And LH Component Selection
    • Step #4 – Adding RH Harmonization (Shell Melody Note)
    • Step #5 – Harmonization Of Non-Shell Notes
    • Step #6 – Assessing The Movement Of Melodies And When To Harmonize
    • Step #7 – Conclusion
  • Lesson 6: Using The System With Extensions
    • Step #1 – Using Our Flowchart Now With RH Extensions Harmonization
    • Step #2 – Non-Shell Melody Note Harmonization
    • Step #3 – Where To Harmonize Extensions
    • Step #4 – Harmonization With Melody vs. Melody With The Comp
  • Lesson 7: Components To Establish Time
    • Step #1 – Walking Bass Part 1
    • Step #2 – Walking Bass Part 2
    • Step #3 – 2 Feel
    • Step #4 – Broken Bass
    • Step #5 – Bass Notes With Chords (Broken Stride)
    • Step #6 – RH Melody & RH Improv
    • Step #7 – RH Chords Comping, With LH Bass
    • Step #8 – Melody, Chords & Bass Notes
    • Step #9 – RH + LH Comping Together (No Bass)
  • Lesson 8: Analyzing And Filling Space
    • Step #1 – RH Melody & Comping
    • Step #2 – LH Bass Fills With Line Or Stabs
    • Step #3 – Passing Chords
    • Step #4 – Resolutions In Both Hands To Third 
    • Step #5 – Improv
  • Lesson 9: Solo Piano Components Of Specific Tempo Styles
    • Step #1 – Medium Swing
    • Step #2 – Slow Swing
    • Step #3 – Ballads
    • Step #4 – Ballad Swing
    • Step #5 – Fast
  • Lesson 10: Improvisation Accompaniment
    • Step #1 – Intro
    • Step #2 – Ballad
    • Step #3 – Slow Swing
    • Step #4 – Medium Swing
    • Step #5 – Fast
  • Lesson 11: Tune Analysis – Walkthroughs
    • Step #1 – Just Friends
    • Step #2 – There Will Never Be Another You
    • Step #3 – Stella By Starlight
    • Step #4 – All Of Me
    • Step #5 – Billie’s Bounce
    • Step #6 – I Fall In Love Too Easily
    • Step #7 – There Is No Greater Love
  • Lesson 12:  LH Solo Piano Components

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Home / Specialty Courses / Solo Piano System

Solo Piano System
(Journey)

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

Journey-Created-2

Goal:

Learn everything you need to create a rich, lush, two-handed solo piano sound in any tune, tempo, and style so that you can feel confident when playing solo piano in any situation.

Focus Points:

  • Solo piano arranging
  • Solo piano different tempos
  • Solo piano voicings
  • More…

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1: 6-Step Tune Learning System
    • Intro: Sound Slice Overview
    • Step #1 – RH Melody
    • Step #2 – LH Bass Notes
    • Step #3 – RH Melody & LH Bass Notes
    • Step #4 – LH Chords Alone
    • Step #5 – LH Bass Notes, RH Chords
    • Step #6 – Melody, Chords, & Bass Notes
  • Lesson 2: LH Solo Piano Components
    • Step #1 – Only Bass Notes
    • Step #2 – Bass Note Then Shells
    • Step #3 – Bass Note The Full Chord
    • Step #4 – Root & 7th
    • Step #5 – Root & 3rd
    • Step #6 – Root And 3rd (A Tenth Apart) or 1, 7, 3
  • Lesson 3: RH Harmonization Of Melody
    • Step #1 – Shells Without Melody
    • Step #2 – Shells Below Non Shell Melody Note
    • Step #3 – Melody Note That Is A Shell Note
    • Step #4 – Adding Root & Fifth Below Melody
  • Lesson 4: Voicing Extensions Overview
    • Step #1 – Extensions Intro
    • Step #2 – Rootless Voicings – Structure 1
    • Step #3 – Rootless Voicings – Structure 2
    • Step #4 – Minor 7th Extensions
    • Step #5 – Dominant Extensions
    • Step #6 – Major 7th Extensions
    • Step #7 – Incorporating Extension Into Voicings
  • Lesson 5: JPS Solo Piano Arranging System
    • Step #1 – Intro
    • Step #2 – Locating Melody And Picking A Bass Note
    • Step #3 – Combining RH Melody, Bass Note Selection, And LH Component Selection
    • Step #4 – Adding RH Harmonization (Shell Melody Note)
    • Step #5 – Harmonization Of Non-Shell Notes
    • Step #6 – Assessing The Movement Of Melodies And When To Harmonize
    • Step #7 – Conclusion
  • Lesson 6: Using The System With Extensions
    • Step #1 – Using Our Flowchart Now With RH Extensions Harmonization
    • Step #2 – Non-Shell Melody Note Harmonization
    • Step #3 – Where To Harmonize Extensions
    • Step #4 – Harmonization With Melody vs. Melody With The Comp
  • Lesson 7: Components To Establish Time
    • Step #1 – Walking Bass Part 1
    • Step #2 – Walking Bass Part 2
    • Step #3 – 2 Feel
    • Step #4 – Broken Bass
    • Step #5 – Bass Notes With Chords (Broken Stride)
    • Step #6 – RH Melody & RH Improv
    • Step #7 – RH Chords Comping, With LH Bass
    • Step #8 – Melody, Chords & Bass Notes
    • Step #9 – RH + LH Comping Together (No Bass)
  • Lesson 8: Analyzing And Filling Space
    • Step #1 – RH Melody & Comping
    • Step #2 – LH Bass Fills With Line Or Stabs
    • Step #3 – Passing Chords
    • Step #4 – Resolutions In Both Hands To Third 
    • Step #5 – Improv
  • Lesson 9: Solo Piano Components Of Specific Tempo Styles
    • Step #1 – Medium Swing
    • Step #2 – Slow Swing
    • Step #3 – Ballads
    • Step #4 – Ballad Swing
    • Step #5 – Fast
  • Lesson 10: Improvisation Accompaniment
    • Step #1 – Intro
    • Step #2 – Ballad
    • Step #3 – Slow Swing
    • Step #4 – Medium Swing
    • Step #5 – Fast
  • Lesson 11: Tune Analysis – Walkthroughs
    • Step #1 – Just Friends
    • Step #2 – There Will Never Be Another You
    • Step #3 – Stella By Starlight
    • Step #4 – All Of Me
    • Step #5 – Billie’s Bounce
    • Step #6 – I Fall In Love Too Easily
    • Step #7 – There Is No Greater Love
  • Lesson 12:  LH Solo Piano Components

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