Tag: jazz piano video lessons online

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. To purchase my Learn Jazz Piano videos click here. Here’s a summary of the lesson… Read more »

The 2nd golden rule: learning to play jazz piano.

learning to play Jazz Piano with Paul Abrahams Golden rule number 2 when learning to play jazz piano: Know all your 7th chords. When studying jazz piano you must ensure that all 7th chords are under your fingers. These are 4-note chords that have intervals of either a minor 3rd or a major 3rd. A minor 3rd has… Read more »

learning Jazz piano book 4

I’m currently working on learning jazz Piano book 4, in my series Learn Jazz Piano. Here is an excerpt. Click here to get Learn Jazz Piano eBooks 1 – 3! Chapter 1: The trouble with 7 chords. Because this book is primarily concerned with soloing over chords, I’ll start   with the chord that seems to be… Read more »

Learn to play a jazz piano solo

The following article was first published on WikiHow.  Learn to Play a jazz piano solo Is it possible to learn to play a great jazz piano solo or  can you play just by instinct? The story goes that Errol Garner   couldn’t read music, but unless you’re  a genius, you need more than just good instinct. Steps… Read more »

Introduction to Learn Jazz Piano eBook 4

The best way to use this book is in conjunction with my learn jazz piano video course. https://www.learnjazzpianoonline.com Introduction Over the years, many accomplished classical pianists have asked me to teach them jazz improvisation. It has never ceased to amaze me that they can sight read a Mozart Sonata, yet are usually totally unable to… 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 »