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 NOT to Study Jazz (scale happiness, bar line happiness, etc)
  • 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

Major Tonality

The [Major] ii7-V7-IM7 Chord Progression

Minor Tonality

  • Minor Scale: Diatonic Seventh Chords
  • “Relative” Major-Minor Keys

The [Minor] iiø7-V7-i Chord Progression

Jazz Blues

Rhythm Changes

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

Mixolydian Tonality

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

Dorian Tonality

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

Quartal Tonality

Jazz Standards (everything below in development-any requests?)

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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