Category: New jazz piano lesson updates

Finding the sweet notes

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 in your solos. Here’s an extract from chapter 10 of my eBook… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Lesson 20 of Play Jazz Piano Online now available!

Lesson 20 of Play Jazz Piano Online is all about Rhythm Changes. My Play Jazz Piano Online video course would not be complete without a tutorial about Rhythm changes. Next to a 12-bar blues, this is the most important chord sequence in jazz, and  is one that every jazz musician needs to be familiar with. Rhythm Changes is… Read more »

So What’s Next for Jazz Piano tuition online?

Jazz piano tuition online would not be complete without Rhythm Changes Well, I’m about to start work on lesson 20 and it will be called Rhythm Changes. This is based on the tune ‘I Got Rhythm’ by George Gershwin. Next to a 12-bar blues, Rhythm Changes is the most important chord sequence in jazz, but… Read more »

Lesson 19 – jazz improvisation: reharmonising a jazz standard

Jazz improvisation Click here for lesson 19 I’ve finally completed lesson 19  of jazz improvisation, so you can now download it. This new 30 minute video shows you how to reharmonise a lead sheet and employ substitute chords to make for a more creative solo. This will take your jazz improvisation to the next level.… Read more »

Reharmonising a jazz standard

Lesson 19 of Learn Jazz Piano online is called ‘Reharmonising a jazz standard’ and will be ready in a week or so. In lesson 18, I dissected Jerome Kern’s All The Things You Are, analysing its structure and breaking it down into key centres. I also stuck to Kern’s original harmony. But in this upcoming… Read more »