How To Play Bebop – Jazz Piano Lesson

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How To Play BeBop – Jazz Piano Lesson
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Here is how I play bebop and how you can do the same.
The bebop style is very fun to play, but it requires a lot of practicing to be able to play in faster tempos.

I have not practiced so much the bebop scale to be able to play like this, but many people swear to the bebop scale. I like better to work with the chromatic scale as well as circling around notes.

I hope you enjoyed this video! It was meant to inspire you to take care of your music!

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  1. Julian Lambert

    11/24/2016 at 11:38 PM

    Another great video – thanks!

  2. Hendra Jordan

    11/24/2016 at 11:41 PM

    awesome teaching…

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      11/28/2016 at 7:34 PM

      Thanks 🙂

  3. `Lush Flex

    12/13/2016 at 6:50 PM

    just got my membership, probably the most professional/skilled teacher i have ever had

  4. Nicola Iacovetti

    12/14/2016 at 8:03 AM

    nice stuff, thank you!

  5. Brandon P.O.

    12/16/2016 at 8:54 PM

    Bane voice?

  6. Down East Reach

    12/19/2016 at 12:29 PM

    Excellent. Thanks!

  7. Daniel Torres

    01/25/2017 at 11:09 PM

    This is what I’ve always looked for. To clearly know what bebop chromatic runs are. New subscriber. Looking forward to more

  8. zequipazpiano

    02/04/2017 at 12:02 AM


  9. Bryan Agostini

    02/20/2017 at 12:13 AM

    * plays 10ths with his 1 and 4 fingers *

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      02/20/2017 at 9:09 PM

      Yes, why not 😉 – No, I actually can’t reach the 10ths with my pinky fingers.. long story..

  10. Marcus Trancoso

    02/27/2017 at 10:47 PM

    Great! But, some 10ths are very difficult to range. Like A-C#

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      02/28/2017 at 9:14 PM

      Thanks, Marcus. Yes.. Depends on the length of your fingers, the size of your hand, but overall you can do stretching exercises plus other techniques to at least reach longer than what you normally would reach. I’ve been working with other pianists that says they can’t reach the 10ths, still they have a wider natural range than many other that makes it. Ps: No guarantee you’ll ever reach all of them. B to D# is the hardest for me to reach. (Can make it on a good day…)

    • Marcus Trancoso

      03/01/2017 at 4:32 PM

      Thank you for the complete answer. Do you have some exercices to stretch my fingers?

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      03/02/2017 at 8:27 PM

      Not anything written at the moment. I speak about this during one of the first lessons of my jazz piano step-by-step course. This is easiest to explain in a video. I’ll add it to youtube video ideas for future lessons

  11. Patrick Alovi

    03/05/2017 at 5:39 PM


  12. Nando N

    03/10/2017 at 12:48 PM

    That reach is ridiculous

  13. A L

    03/11/2017 at 3:57 PM

    Great teaching!! I am learning bits by bits of bebop, lounge music, voicings, etc, but when it comes to play a complete song for a singer, I mean improvising an intro, then comping for the singer, improvsie a bebop line as an interlude, comping again then ending …. I don’t know how to apply. And I don’t know if I switch to omitting the bass when a bass player is there when I am mostly practising 1-7 or 1-10 right now.

  14. Dan Norris

    03/13/2017 at 6:55 PM

    This is absolutely wonderful stuff. You’re awesome.

  15. WolfPsx

    05/20/2017 at 4:40 PM

    Great, you actually provided useful methods instead of just teaching two beginner licks. Amazing playing, subscribed.

  16. wibson

    06/09/2017 at 12:48 AM

    Bravo Gjermund!!!

  17. Wilson Padilha

    06/09/2017 at 1:00 PM

    I would like to know who the bass player is…kkk

  18. Lovly Ichi

    06/27/2017 at 1:23 AM


  19. Michael Lavigne

    07/08/2017 at 2:30 PM

    Watching his left hand play tenths with a one and four is causing me physical pain.

  20. %DECIMATE%

    07/19/2017 at 11:31 AM

    With that bee in there, I’d say you played bee-bop