How To Improvise Jazz Piano. Part 1. The Bebop Scale.

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How to play jazz piano. The use of the dominant bebop scale, and de jazz melodic minor with their half step rules and the use of broken chords to play jazz piano solos. For more information visit our blog at

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  1. GrumpyOldMan

    06/20/2016 at 7:16 PM

    Why couldn’t it be explained in C? It’s complicated enough as it is.

    • Opiekun Dps

      04/19/2017 at 7:04 AM

      Sarcasm 🙂

      Check out videos on YT
      when you find more interesting issues (as here)
      then vainly is looking key of C.
      Except when someone is a beginner and teach the basics.

      Advanced are afraid of the Key of C (sarcasm 2 )

    • andocrates

      04/19/2017 at 7:51 AM

      Gospel players like to teach in Db that’s 5 flats. It’s hard to master the harmonies in the main keys Eb, Ab, Bb, G, D, and the public singing keys C, F. However when we learn concept’s like cadences. It is also the key Bb instruments use.

    • andocrates

      04/19/2017 at 10:48 AM

      Key of G for geejus.

    • Opiekun Dps

      04/19/2017 at 11:04 AM

      No,this is G spot :>

  2. ArgoBeats

    08/05/2016 at 10:24 AM

    man, it’s all beautiful and all… but… a tad slower?

    • InsidePiano Video Tutorials

      08/05/2016 at 3:46 PM

      +ArgoBeats Thanks! you can go to video settings select “speed” and then select 0.5 it will play the video and audio at half the speed. Thank you for watching!

    • ArgoBeats

      08/05/2016 at 6:16 PM

      yes, I know that but I was referring more to the “format” of the lesson, I mean lots of informations very fast and very “compressed” in 10 mins, but, well, maybe it’s just me… I’ll analyze better your video, gracias for it!

    • InsidePiano Video Tutorials

      08/05/2016 at 6:26 PM

      Yes, I understand. For that reason I’m working on a full course that will be available soon at where the concepts of these youtube videos will be explained in more depth at a different pace, in the right order along with exercises, PDF, ear training, songs, and everything needed for the right practice. I hope to have that online within a few months. Thank you for watching and interacting.

    • ArgoBeats

      08/06/2016 at 9:02 AM

      glad to hear that! Can’t wait for this course, you seem to know a lot about improvisation, and with a clever and practical approach. Thank you Federico!

    • High Times

      09/07/2016 at 4:13 AM

      Cant wait!

  3. Darrell Young

    09/09/2016 at 2:38 PM

    Your videos are so informative and helpful! Where can I send donations for all your hardwork?

  4. Sahl Strickland

    12/06/2016 at 11:03 PM

    Anyway to slow a video down?

    • Milos Mamula

      01/25/2017 at 12:19 AM

      Get yourself a software called “amazing slowdowner” …download this as audio file and than play it slowly in that software.

    • Huss Ar

      02/19/2017 at 8:28 AM

      Sahl Strickland
      you can choose speed of youtube video in google chrome

    • Milos Mamula

      02/19/2017 at 11:23 AM


  5. Frank Deruyck

    01/12/2017 at 5:15 PM

    why does this video give me 1) a headache  2)desperation feeling?

    • Lucas Thomas

      01/15/2017 at 9:35 AM

      That be desire, matey!

    • Camille Debou

      05/25/2017 at 3:00 PM

      Frank Deruyck Same omg

  6. Climbers Of Ice

    03/01/2017 at 3:00 AM

    The melodic minor scale doesn’t have a natural seventh

  7. Nando N

    03/10/2017 at 12:34 PM

    I started learning music theory last year and every few months I get mind blown when I come back to this video and understand a little more every time.


    03/14/2017 at 6:35 AM

    so u can’t tell but in the scale of chords you are f ma7 face then right hand is going up diatonically in the fmaj scale fgabflatc def so the chords in order will be on right hand face. g bflat d f. aceg. bflat d f a. cegblat dfac eg bflat d which is fmaj 7 gmin 7 Amin7. bflat maj7 c7 dnin7 e min 7 flat five. (1 flat3 flat5 and the flat 7)

    do you have any PDFs would like to buy the book in the future have to use the free stuff right now

  9. Erica Paz

    03/20/2017 at 2:43 AM

    hi, I want to play jazz, I play traditional piano,reading the notes etc, but I want so much to go through the jazz improvisation. For what things I must start? learning the chords,the jazz scales?

  10. simon cunningham

    05/01/2017 at 8:22 AM

    Thankyou for explaining one of life’s mysteries. Love your enthusiasm

  11. Meghana Iyengar

    05/03/2017 at 4:13 AM

    thank you so much, it was very informative 👍

  12. Oluwajoba Odesanya

    05/09/2017 at 12:55 AM

    too fast man. even a pro like me could not catch up

  13. kyei daniel oduro

    05/18/2017 at 1:01 PM

    gud video, but im lost, personally speaking. i feel there is so much work to do, i hope to not give up 🙁

  14. Christian Reimers

    05/20/2017 at 10:33 PM

    Your channel is… pure gold!
    You have definetely a deep understanding of music and you know how to pass on your knowledge very well.

    Thank you very much!

  15. Baron Taron

    05/23/2017 at 11:21 PM

    Best video on youtube!!!! Finally!

  16. piano jazzblues perform

    06/30/2017 at 9:01 PM

    what is that what he’s playing at 6:33 it sounds familiar

  17. chompy flompy

    07/02/2017 at 1:18 PM

    This is awesome! Great for more advanced musos as far as pacing and technicality goes! Thanks for the video!

  18. T. Poelstra

    07/07/2017 at 10:14 PM

    Using the 0.75x speed I found this vid very helpful. Thank you for sharing this with us! Maybe I can now finally start to tackle jazz, which is such a nice genre.

  19. Omar Marrero

    07/17/2017 at 10:27 PM

    Great!!! very well and easy to understand. Thank you.

  20. Milos Mamula

    07/20/2017 at 9:54 AM

    on jazz melodic minor scale, when you go up the scale , the last tone is 9th ??????? You play G jazz melodic minor scale and you have note A at the end when you go up. Why?