Category: New jazz piano lesson updates

This is the place to find lots of information about updates for new jazz lessons.

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 »

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 »

Lesson 12: Learning blues piano

Are you ready to start learning blues piano? Lesson 12 of my online course ‘Learn Jazz Piano online.’ This lesson is all about the blues. When learning blues piano I’ll teach you how to solo, using many creative techniques. I have also included the minor blues. The blues isn’t always in 4/4 time. In fact 12/8… Read more »

Lesson 11: playing jazz standards

A guide to playing jazz standards, part 2. Lesson 11 of Learn Jazz Piano Online continues with the theme of playing jazz standards. This jazz lesson is called Autumn Leaves part 2 and picks up where lesson 10 left off. This lesson is divided up into three sections: head, comp and solo. Head – this… Read more »