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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 »

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 »

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 »

Jazz piano lesson 16: Tritone Substitution

Jazz piano lesson 16 now available: tritone substitution Jazz piano lesson 16 of my online video course, Learn Jazz Piano, is all about tritone substitution. I start by showing you how diminished scales weave through dominant 7th chords and how you can solo over 8 chords using just 1 diminished scale.This leads us to tritone substitution: replacing… Read more »

Lesson 15: how to voice rootless chords

Learn how to voice rootless chords in your left hand Lesson 15 of my online video course ‘Learn Jazz Piano Online’ is now available. The lesson teaches you how to voice rootless chords in your left hand. This is a more modern approach that Bill Evans used when playing in his trio. It not only leaves… Read more »

Lesson 15: chord voicing

For a jazz pianist, chord voicing is an essential skill. I’m now in the process of preparing lesson 15 of my video course Learn Jazz Piano Online. This 15th lesson of Learn Jazz Piano Online will be all about chord voicing, particularly how to voice left hand rootless chords. Playing these chords will achieve two… Read more »

Lesson 14: Learn Bebop blues

I’ve now begun work on lesson 14:  learn bebop blues. This chord sequence is a long way from the basic three chords that are commonly used. Bebop blues still contains 12 bars and hits the IV chord at bar 5. But there are big differences. For a start, chord 1 is now a major 7th… Read more »