Jazz piano lesson 16: Tritone Substitution

Jazz piano lesson 16 now available: tritone substitution Jazz piano lesson 16 of my online video course, Learn Jazz Piano, is all about tritone substitution. I start by showing you how diminished scales weave through dominant 7th chords and how you can solo over 8 chords using just 1 diminished scale.This leads us to tritone substitution: replacing… Read more »

Lesson 15: how to voice rootless chords

Learn how to voice rootless chords in your left hand Lesson 15 of my online video course ‘Learn Jazz Piano Online’ is now available. The lesson teaches you how to voice rootless chords in your left hand. This is a more modern approach that Bill Evans used when playing in his trio. It not only leaves… Read more »

Lesson 15: chord voicing

For a jazz pianist, chord voicing is an essential skill. I’m now in the process of preparing lesson 15 of my video course Learn Jazz Piano Online. This 15th lesson of Learn Jazz Piano Online will be all about chord voicing, particularly how to voice left hand rootless chords. Playing these chords will achieve two… Read more »

Here’s lesson 14: Learn Bebop jazz

Lesson 14 helps you learn Bebop jazz and Blues. We began, in lesson 12, with a basic 3-chord 12 bar, a sequence that will get you through just about any rock & roll tune and 1000’s of blues songs. Then, in lesson 13, we added a few chord changes to make for a more interesting solo.… Read more »

Lesson 14: Learn Bebop blues

I’ve now begun work on lesson 14:  learn bebop blues. This chord sequence is a long way from the basic three chords that are commonly used. Bebop blues still contains 12 bars and hits the IV chord at bar 5. But there are big differences. For a start, chord 1 is now a major 7th… Read more »

Lesson 13: Learn blues piano, part 2

My online video course Learn Jazz Piano is now available. It’s time to learn the blues  in the way a jazz musician plays. Learn blues piano, part 2 takes you beyond the basics. No longer will you be playing just 3 chords over the blues scale. Use advanced chord changes that turn blues into jazz.… Read more »

Lesson 12: Learning blues piano

Are you ready to start learning blues piano? Lesson 12 of my online course ‘Learn Jazz Piano online.’ This lesson is all about the blues. When learning blues piano I’ll teach you how to solo, using many creative techniques. I have also included the minor blues. The blues isn’t always in 4/4 time. In fact 12/8… Read more »

My learn jazz piano eBook for Kindle

You can now purchase my Learn Jazz Piano eBook  for kindle. It is also available for your iPad. My learn jazz piano eBook for Kindle is perfect for all the essentials of jazz theory. It is meant to be read in conjunction with the learn jazz video course. To get my Learn Jazz Piano eBook for kindle, go… Read more »

Lesson 11: playing jazz standards

A guide to playing jazz standards, part 2. Lesson 11 of Learn Jazz Piano Online continues with the theme of playing jazz standards. This jazz lesson is called Autumn Leaves part 2 and picks up where lesson 10 left off. This lesson is divided up into three sections: head, comp and solo. Head – this… Read more »

Why I set up Learn Jazz Piano Online with Paul Abrahams.

The birth of learn jazz piano with Paul Abrahams Some of you have followed my old learn jazz piano iTunes audio only podcasts over the last few years. A natural progression would be to use video and offer backing tracks. Although this is what I’m now doing, it’s not the reason why I dreamed up… Read more »