Learning Jazz Piano lesson 22 now available

Learning Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams ‘HOW TO SOLO, PART 2.’ The second video lesson in this learning jazz piano series is called ‘Chords and their scales.’ In lesson 22, I take the 4 chord types and pair them with all their scales and modes. The obvious pairings are as follows: Major chords: major scale Minor chords: dorian mode… Read more »

Ear not eye: a guide for learning about jazz piano

Learning about jazz piano: a musical journey. Two facts: for over 40 years, while learning about jazz piano, I have been making my living as a professional keyboard player and piano teacher, and yet failed all my music exams at secondary school. Ear not eye: a guide for learning about jazz piano I’m sure that… Read more »

Learn Jazz piano video on YouTube

Click here for my new  Learn Jazz piano video on YouTube This Learn Jazz Piano video on YouTube is a short recap about the relationship between a major scale and its seven chords. Here are the 7th chords that belong to F major. Here’s a summary of the lesson content: Lesson 1 – From scales to chords… Read more »

Practicing Jazz Piano: THE 3RD GOLDEN RULE

Golden rule number 3: When practicing jazz piano Identify II – V – I sequences 1)   II – V – I  This is by far the most important chord sequence when practicing jazz piano, and you need to recognise it in its major and minor forms. Here’s the sequence in Bb major. And here’s the sequence… Read more »

Lesson 21: study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams

Study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams Click here for my jazz course ‘CONNECTING HANDS.’ I have now produced 20 videos in the series ‘Study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams.’ This is the first video lesson package in the series ‘How to solo.’ When soloing, most of us get busy with our right hands at the expense… Read more »

The 2nd golden rule: learning to play jazz piano.

learning to play Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams Golden rule number 2 when learning to play jazz piano: Know all your 7th chords. When studying jazz piano you must ensure that all 7th chords are under your fingers. These are 4-note chords that have intervals of either a minor 3rd or a major 3rd. A minor 3rd has… Read more »

Studying Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams: The first golden rule

Studying Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams Golden rule number 1 when studying jazz piano: 1               When studying jazz piano, learn all your major and minor scales. Major             Major scales run horizontally through major II – V – I sequences. Don’t avoid the flat keys; they come up all the… Read more »

learning Jazz piano book 4

Here is an excerpt from learning jazz Piano book 4, in my series Learn Jazz Piano. Click here to get Learn Jazz Piano eBooks Chapter 1: The trouble with 7 chords. Because this learning jazz piano book is primarily concerned with soloing over chords, I’ll start with the chord that seems to be everywhere: the seventh. I… Read more »

Learn to play a jazz piano solo

The following article was first published on WikiHow.  Learn to Play a jazz piano solo Is it possible to learn to play a great jazz piano solo or  can you play just by instinct? The story goes that Errol Garner   couldn’t read music, but unless you’re  a genius, you need more than just good instinct. Steps… Read more »

Introduction to Learn Jazz Piano eBook 4

The best way to use this jazz piano eBook is in conjunction with my learn jazz piano video course. https://www.learnjazzpianoonline.com Introduction Over the years, many accomplished classical pianists have asked me to teach them jazz improvisation. It has never ceased to amaze me that they can sight read a Mozart Sonata, yet are usually totally… Read more »