How to reharmonises a jazz standard

Lesson 19 of Learn Jazz Piano online is called ‘how to reharmonise a jazz standard’. In lesson 18, I dissected Jerome Kern’s All The Things You Are, analysing its structure and breaking it down into key centres. I also stuck to Kern’s original harmony. But in this upcoming lesson we’ll be taking things further by… Read more »

learning Jazz piano online – lesson 18

Video lesson 18 of Learning Jazz Piano online is now available and is called ‘Decoding a jazz standard.’ Can you solo your way through any jazz standard? In order to do this, you need to interpret the song’s map and identify all its key centres. Lesson 18 of learning jazz piano online helps your achieve this.… Read more »

eBook Learning Jazz Piano book 3

Learning Jazz Piano book 3 My eBook ‘Learning Jazz book 3’ is now available at the link belowhttps://www.learnjazzpianoonline.com/jazz-piano-ebook.htmlThis third book focuses on practical advice and strategies for the learning jazz pianist.You can either purchase this eBook separately or as a 3-book set at discount. Here’s the link to buy all 4 jazz piano books. To… Read more »

Here’s lesson 17 of learn jazz piano

Learning Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams ‘Putting it together.’ I’ve called lesson 17 ‘Putting It Together’ because we’ve now reached the stage of learning jazz piano when all previous knowledge can be put to practical use. This new lesson of learning jazz piano combines your knowledge of rootless voicings (lesson 15) and tritone substitution (lesson… Read more »

jazz piano course online: lesson 17

Lesson 17 of my jazz piano course online. My jazz piano course online is about to reach video lesson 17. This jazz piano lesson combines your knowledge of rootless voicings (lesson 15) and tritone substitution (lesson 16). Learn to improvise with my clear and methodical method. I show you how to use these techniques with II-V-I… Read more »

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 »