Jazz School

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Learn to play Jazz Piano in a variety of authentic styles…

Introduction to Jazz

Everything Frank Thinks He Knows About Jazz in Fifteen Minutes ||
How to Use these Studies || How NOT to Study Jazz || Solo Versus Ensemble Playing || The Solo Development Process ||

Jazz Chord Voicings

A wide variety of musical effects can be realized by the vertical arrangement of notes in a chord. Given their harmonic complexity, Jazz chords, in particular, offer many opportunities for creative chord voicing.

Major 7 Chord Voicings

Minor 7 Chord Voicings

Dominant 7 Chord Voicings

The [Major] ii7-V7-IM7 Chord Progression

The [Minor] iiø7-V7-i Chord Progression

Jazz Blues

  • Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, The First Lesson
  • Major Blues 12-Bar Etude #1
  • Major Blues 12-Bar Etude #2
  • Major Blues 12-Bar Etude #3
  • Major Blues 12-Bar Etude #N
  • Jazz Blues Chord Voicings, Tritone Substitutions, Secondary Dominants, Turnarounds, Comping Patterns, Walking Bass Lines

Rhythm Changes

  • Rhythm Changes A Section Variation #1
  • Rhythm Changes A Section Variation #2
  • Rhythm Changes: B Section: Secondary Dominant 7 Cycles

Mixolydian Tonality

  • The Mixolydian Scale
  • The Mixolydian Super-Chord in Stacked Thirds
  • The Mixolydian Super-Chord in Stacked Fourths
  • Mixolydian Triads
  • Mixolydian Chord Voicings
  • Mixolydian Walking Bass Lines
  • Mixolydian Improv Concepts

Dorian Tonality

  • The Dorian Scale
  • The Dorian Super-Chord in Stacked Thirds
  • The Dorian Super-Chord in Stacked Fourths
  • Dorian Triads
  • Dorian Chord Voicings
  • Dorian Walking Bass Lines
  • Dorian Improv Concepts

Quartal Tonality

Jazz Standards

Autumn Leaves: Lead Sheet || Form & Harmony || Form & Melody || Ear Training: Melody || Ear Training: Harmony || Scale-Chords || Chord Voicings || Comping Rhythms || Walking Bass Lines || Intros || Endings || Chord Substitutions || Riffs || Solo Development || Practice Tracks

Chameleon: Lead Sheet || Scale-Chord Pairings || Etudes || Practice Track (Bass & Drums)

Girl From Ipanema: Lead Sheet || Rhythm || Form & Harmony || etc

Memphis Underground: Lead Sheet || Form & Harmony || Scale-Chord Pairings || Etudes || Practice Track (Bass & Drums)

My Favorite Things: Lead Sheet || Form & Harmony || Scale-Chord Pairings || Etudes || Practice Track (Bass & Drums)

My Funny Valentine: Lead Sheet || Form & Harmony || Ear Training: Melody || Ear Training: Harmony || Scale-Chords || Chord Voicings || Comping Rhythms || Intros || Endings || Chord Substitutions || Riffs || Solo Development || Practice Tracks

So What: Dorian Harmony || The “So What” Voicing

Take the A Train: Lead Sheet || Form & Harmony || Form & Melody || Ear Training: Melody || Ear Training: Harmony || Scale-Chords || Chord Voicings || Comping Rhythms || Walking Bass Lines || Intros || Endings || Chord Substitutions || Riffs || Solo Development || Practice Tracks

Practice Tracks

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