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Creative jazz practice

This is an extract from book 3 of Learn Jazz Piano. Click here for your link to book 3. 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 electronic… Read more »

Stop trying to swing

Stop trying to swing Dave Brubeck tells the story that Miles Davis approached him at the end of a gig and murmured in his ear “You’re the only person in this group that swings.” Had Brubeck replied: “What, exactly, do you mean by swing?” I suspect he would have been given short shrift. But of… 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 »

Learn Jazz Piano by Listening

Learn Jazz Piano by Listening – part 2 This is part 2 of my list of essential recordings that I think you should be listening to. You can find the complete list in chapter 10 of  Learn Jazz Piano book 3. Alongside playing and studying, listening to the masters of improvisation will improve your playing without… Read more »

Study jazz piano: Suggested listening part 1

Three ways to study jazz piano Three ways to study jazz piano are playing,  studying and listening. Playing: I can only continue to encourage you to seek out other musicians. One of the  best ways to  study jazz piano is by playing with other people, whether with friends, with your teacher, at an evening class or summer… 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 »

Next lesson for Jazz Piano Online

I’m now working on lesson 11 of Jazz Piano Online. You can already buy lessons 1-10 in a discounted pack. Lesson 1 – From scales to chords Soloing over the Pentatonic scale Mastering intervals The V – I concept One formula to construct all major scales 7 chords, one family Lesson 2 – Building a… Read more »