Tag: Learn Jazz piano eBooks

Creative jazz practice: chapter 12, book 3

This is an extract from book 3 of Learn Jazz Piano. Click here for your link to all 4 eBooks Chapter 12: Creative jazz practice Keyboard                 The ideal is to practice on an acoustic piano, as the sound and action will always be superior to an electronic keyboard. However, if you are playing on an… Read more »

Jazz Practice

Jazz Practice Why practise jazz? The obvious answer has to be that we practise in order to improve. But why does the very word cause many of us to go running for the TV remote? Is it just possible that the thought of jazz practice conjures up the brain numbing activity of running up and… Read more »

How to play a jazz solo

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

Jazz solos

Playing jazz solos This is the last in the series of extracts from my new book How To Solo: your guide to playing more creative jazz solos. Click here to purchase my eBook How To Solo. Chapter 11: Interlude from jazz practice This chapter serves as both an introduction to chapter 12 and an opportunity… Read more »

Release of my new eBook How To Solo

HOW TO SOLO How to solo is the name of my new eBook which has been released today. With the aid of over 150 illustrations I will show you the way forward with your soloing. Purchase How To Solo here. This is the fourth in the series of my eBooks ‘Learn Jazz Piano.’ You can… Read more »

Learn Jazz Piano checklist for soloing

Learn Jazz Piano checklist for soloing Here are 12 essential tips to learn jazz piano soloing. (This is an extract from my forthcoming book: Learn jazz Piano, book 4: How To Solo.) 1)   Chords belong to families. A chord rarely exists in it’s own right and is far more likely to have a relationship… Read more »

Learn Bebop scales part 2

Here is  Learn Bebop scales part 2. This is an extract from my book ‘How To Solo.’. It is the 4th in the series of my eBooks Learn Jazz Piano. You can purchase all books by clicking here. In my previous blog I illustrated the Bebop Dominant scale in C. Take another look before continuing. Fig… 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 »

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. Here’s a summary of the lesson content: Lesson 1 – From scales to chords… Read more »

Practicing Jazz Piano: THE 3RD GOLDEN RULE

Golden rule number 3: When practicing jazz piano 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… Read more »