Category: playing jazz piano video lessons

How to solo

How to Solo My learn jazz piano video course is now around half way through the series ‘How to solo.’  There now follows a summary of these lessons so far with a link to each lesson. Lesson 21:  Connecting hands In this lesson I take you through techniques to incorporate your left hand. These include… Read more »

Learn Bebop scales part 2

Here is  Learn Bebop scales part 2. This is an extract from my forthcoming book ‘How To Solo.’. It will be the 4th in the series of my eBooks Learn Jazz Piano. You can purchase books 1, 2 and 3 by clicking here. Learn Bebop scales part 2 In my previous blog I illustrated the Bebop… Read more »

bebop scales part 1

Using bebop scales in your jazz solos is easier than you think! Chapter 4: of Learn Jazz Piano book 4 I don’t believe that most of us can learn jazz piano by instinct alone and bebop scales should be a part of your vocabulary. The key is getting the right balance of instinct and theory. Here are… Read more »

Learning Jazz Piano lesson 22 now available

Learning Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams Here’s video lesson 22 ‘HOW TO SOLO, PART 2.’ The second video lesson in this series is called ‘Chords and their scales.’ In lesson 22, I take the 4 chord types and pair them with all their scales and modes. The obvious pairings are as follows: Major chords: major scale Minor chords: dorian… Read more »

Learn Jazz piano video on YouTube

Click here for my new  Learn Jazz piano video on YouTube This Learn Jazz Piano video on YouTube is a short recap about the relationship between a major scale and its seven chords. Here are the 7th chords that belong to F major. To purchase my Learn Jazz Piano videos click here. Here’s a summary of the lesson… Read more »

Practicing Jazz Piano: THE 3RD GOLDEN RULE

Practicing Jazz Piano Golden rule number 3: Identify II – V – I sequences 1)   II – V – I  This is by far the most important chord sequence when practicing jazz piano, and you need to recognise it in its major and minor forms. Here’s the sequence in Bb major. And here’s the sequence in G… Read more »

Lesson 21: study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams

Study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams Click here for lesson 21 ‘CONNECTING HANDS.’ I have now produced 20 videos in the series ‘Study jazz piano with Paul Abrahams.’ This is the first video lesson package in the series ‘How to solo.’ When soloing, most of us get busy with our right hands at the expense of… 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 »

New 20-pack bundle for playing Jazz piano online

I’ve been asked to bundle all 20 playing jazz piano online video lessons into a discounted 20-pack. So here it is! https://www.learnjazzpianoonline.com/lessons-1-20.html So that’s 10 hours of video and 80 backing tracks. That should keep you busy! The more playing jazz piano online, the better. Here’s a summary of the lesson content: Lesson 1 – From… Read more »

16-20 lesson pack for Jazz Piano video course

5-pack of lessons for jazz piano video course As I’ve now completed 20 video lessons of my Jazz Piano video course,  I’ve packaged lessons 16-20 into a discounted 5-pack. Click here for link Lesson 16 Soloing over diminshed chords Using diminished scales over dominant 7ths Mastering tritone substitution Lesson 17 Now put your knowledge to… Read more »