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How To Play Bebop – Jazz Piano Lesson

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.

Online Group Jazz Piano Lessons – Spring Session

Are you a classically trained pianist who is interested in learning to play jazz piano? I’m fortunate to instruct a group of active adult learners every Thursday morning. We interact in online group piano lessons and we’d love to have you join us. The Spring focuses on famous jazz standards by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

Newcomers are welcome and you won’t feel like you’re behind. Upon registration, you’ll receive a link to my private “Pop-Jazz Piano Essentials” refresher video to review some of the theory, terminology, and creative concepts I often refer to in my teaching and I’m always happy to answer any questions that arise, not matter how basic.

Live Jazz Piano Lesson Focusing On R&b Chord Progressions

Here's an awesome meetup call that focused on Ryan, a producer who's been learning piano to get better at making R&B music and soloing.

2:56 Ryan and I discussing his experience and background with piano and PHAT chords

15:21 Ryan and I discuss and play a very common and simple Hip Hop/Rap chord progression

24:14 How to pick out chord progressions in a song by using vocalization

39:08 How to use Passing Tones in soloing

Auld Lang Syne With Sick Jazz Piano Chords

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Jazz Piano For Beginners || Tutorial #4: Improvising Over A Chord Progression

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In the fourth tutorial in my Jazz Piano for Beginners series we're starting to look at improvising over a chord progression – one of the fundamental skills of jazz piano. In this lesson we're looking at a simple, looped chord sequence in the key of C major which, importantly, includes a ii V I progression.

A Jazzy Cocktail Piano Improvisation Exercise Against A Four Bar Chord Progression

(Links to other useful piano tutorials at the bottom of this description.) This tutorial teaches you a jazzy cocktail piano improvisation exercise that you can use to improve your right hand improvisation over a relatively complex chord progression.

The chord progression itself is a pretty interesting one to improvise on, because it contains a couple of diminished seventh chords which you might expect to be a bit 'clashy' with regular scales over the top. In the tutorial, I show you how you can actually use ordinary pentatonic and major scales to improvise over chords like these and get a good sound.

How To Play Jazz Piano Chords: Substitution Lesson 1

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In many jazz tunes you'll see dominant chords being played for long periods of time. You'll see this in songs like There Is No Greater Love, I Got Rhythm, Sweet Georgia Brown, Cherokee, Donna Lee, Confirmation, Indiana, Passion Dance, etc, .

This jazz piano chords tutorial will show you how to make those areas more harmonically interesting. We use the jazz tune There Is No Greater Love as our example tune in this jazz piano lesson.

Blues/jazz Piano Gamified || Master Improvising On This Chord Progression In Five Levels

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Lots of people have enjoyed my gamified piano tutorials in the past, so I thought I'd make another one. This one is based on a fairly straightforward, old-school blues/jazz progression. We take things from a VERY straightforward start, just memorising the left hand chords, up through basic right hand improvisation and through to some more complex stuff. In passing I mention some of the scales, chords and techniques you'll need to learn about if you want to take things further – to kind of give you a map of the piano- and improvisation-learning territory you have ahead of you.

Jazz Piano With George Whitty: Adding Jazz Harmony To Chords

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In this video, ArtistWorks jazz piano teacher George Whitty shows you how to make that “classic jazz sound” on piano using some simple chord modifications. If you already know some piano basics, this is a great way to incorporate jazz harmony in your playing. Using some basic triads you may already know, we can put them to good use here and get some really nice jazz colors using basic chord types.

Jazz Piano Harmony: Five Essential Quartal Chord Voicings

In this jazz piano harmony lesson I'm going to show you a special kind of chord voicing: quartal voicing or voicing by fourths, also often called "quartal harmony". These so-called fourth chords have a very atonal sound, and can be used to give a modern sound to any chord or chord progression you play on the piano! You're going to learn five absolutely essential voicings which will spice up your harmonic vocabulary considerably – two for major chords, two for dominant chords and one for minor chords.