Category: Jazz piano articles by Paul Abrahams

Here you will find a collection of my articles relating to learning jazz piano.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »