Month: April 2015

Finding the sweet notes

In video¬†lesson 24 of Learn Jazz Piano ¬†I focus on how songwriters employ ‘sweet notes’ to add that spine tingling effect to their melody. I then relate this to jazz improvisation and show you how to employ this technique of finding the sweet notes in your solos. Using these well-chosen notes is a good way… Read more »

How to play a jazz solo

The advanced section of my online jazz piano course is called ‘How to play a jazz solo.’  There now follows a summary of these lessons with a link to my jazz course. Lesson 21:  Connecting handsIn this lesson I take you through techniques to incorporate your left hand. These include the following: StrideWalking bass linesShearing… Read more »