Category: articles for learn jazz piano

This is the place to read lots of articles written by Paul Abrahams that relate to your jazz practice and how to improve your jazz solos.

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 »

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 »

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 »

My article on WikiHow: ways to study jazz piano

My WikiHow article contains tips on how to solo using extensions and scales.