The first easy step to learn jazz piano
Step 1: identify the notes V and I.
Here are some easy steps to learn jazz piano. For those of you who follow my online jazz piano video course or come to me as private students you will know that I’m always emphasising the importance of V (5) moving to I – the dominant moving to the tonic. In classical music this is known as the perfect cadence. In this first short exercise I ask you just to find the note V and then locate the I.
In the key of G the dominant note is D and the tonic note is G.
In the key of Eb the dominant note is Bb and the tonic note is Eb.
Here’s a video the explains how to do this.
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