Learn jazz piano with Paul Abrahams Online lessons that suit beginners to advanced players

Stop relying on reading music and start making up your own! Get ready to use your creativity by improvising on jazz and blues tunes. This integrated and logical system will guide you through all you need to know about the theory and practice of jazz piano playing.

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Astounding! Never have I heard teaching be clearer. My jazz playing improved within the hour.

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Abrahams is inspirational. I have never been able to understand the secrets of jazz playing – until now! These lessons are the best guide to learning jazz piano I have ever come across.

So clear

I wish this type of musical instruction was available when I was a kid. Paul explains musical concepts with clarity and precision in a way that anyone can understand.

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn

Lesson 1: From Scales to Chords

Soloing over the Pentatonic scale
Mastering intervals
The V - I concept
One formula to construct all major scales
7 chords, one family

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Lesson 2: Building a chord sequence

Chord sequences
The relative minor and its scales
The family row of minor triads
Soloing in a minor key

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Lesson 3: Mastering Every Key

The circle of 5ths

How to master every key

A preview of II-V-1: the key to jazz

Turnarounds

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Lesson 4: Swing Time

Swing time/straight time
7th chords
Decoding chord symbols
Shells

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Lesson 5: Walking 3s

Turnarounds part 2: I - VI - II -V
Walking 3s and 7s: the seeds of vertical improvisation.
How to use passing notes.
Voice leading

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Lesson 6: Extensions

Secondary dominant: the chord that leads to a new key.
The 3 primary extensions: how to use 9ths, 11ths and 13th.
Know which extensions work with which chord.
Learn to voice a chord using extensions.
Introduction to Mixolydian and Dorian Mode

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Lesson 7: The II – V – I sequence

Secondary dominant: the chord that leads to a new key.
The 3 primary extensions: how to use 9ths, 11ths and 13th.
Know which extensions work with which chord.
Learn to voice a chord using extensions.
Introduction to Mixolydian and Dorian Mode

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Lesson 8: How to comp

Comp like a pro
Find the best chord voicings
Use the right extensions 
Build up to a five-note comp 
Explore rhythmic variations

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Lesson 9: Modes

Know your Mixodydian from your Dorian
Grasp the connection between modes and chords
The art of modal soloing and comping
How to play 'So What'

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Lesson 10: Autumn Leaves part 1

Playing your first standard
Learning the melody
The comp
The shells
The solo

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Lesson 11: Autumn Leaves part 2 (Intermediate start)

Taking Autumn Leaves to the next level
How to fill out the melody
Comping with alterations
Soloing with vertical improvisation

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Lesson 11: Autumn Leaves part 2

Taking Autumn Leaves to the next level
How to fill out the melody
Comping with alterations
Soloing with vertical improvisation

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