America the Beautiful Rag Challenge

Learn America the Beautiful in a Ragtime Style.  Starting with the lead sheet, we apply rag rolls and the ragtime-stride left hand.  An essential Ragtime course!

Jazz Waltz Challenge

Learn how to transform a lead sheet into a jazz waltz with the Jazz Waltz Challenge. Learn the chords, rootless voicings, stride-waltz bass, & how to embellish the melody with turns & fills.

The Love Progression Challenge

Learn the art of improvisation with the Love Progression Challenge. In this challenge, discover techniques like 3rds, 6ths, patterns, & effects to create beautiful improvisations.

St Louis Blues Challenge

Take the St Louis Blues Challenge, where we’ll develop the lead sheet into a blues shuffle arrangement. Learn techniques like shuffle grooves, melodic embellishments, slides, & chord pops.

O Christmas Tree Challenge

Dive into this exciting Christmas challenge where you’ll learn a fun swing version of O Christmas Tree.  We’ll develop the the lead sheet with walking bass, chord shells, blocked chords, and more.

Jingle Bells Challenge

Take the Jingle Bells Rag Challenge, where you’ll learn how to develop the lead sheet into a super fun ragtime arrangement. Explore Rag Rolls, the Stride Left Hand, and more.

Jazz Ballad Soloing Challenge

Learn to improvise over a Jazz ballad with Jazz Ballad Soloing Challenge. Working with the Turnaround Progression, we explore scales, lower/upper positions, exercises, chromatic connectors, & more.

Fly Me To The Moon Challenge

Swing like a big band in the Fly Me to the Moon Challenge for all playing levels.  Apply essential swing techniques like shells, walking bass lines, harmonies, slides, & fills for a rich swing sound.

The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 1

The most comprehensive course on Blues improvisation! Learn essential techniques for generating blues lines, including 8ths, triplets, lower/upper positions, slides, harmonies, patterns, & more.

The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2

The most comprehensive course on Blues soloing. Learn essential techniques for generating awesome blues lines, including harmonized 8ths & triplets, slides, turns, rolls, runs, smash licks, and more.

Danny Boy Challenge

Transform Danny Boy into a beautiful Jazz Ballad!  Starting with the lead sheet, learn how to build a beautiful left hand accompaniment, harmonize the melody, add fills, & inner-voice movement.

Bossa Nova Soloing Challenge

Discover how to improvise/solo over Brazilian Bossa Nova. Topics include the Bossa Nova rhythm, left hand accompaniment grooves, soloing scales & exercises, turns, brushes, outlining chords, & enclosures.

Blues Improvisation

Learn the tools for how to create an awesome blues solo. Each week, discover new techniques like 8ths, Triplets, Lower/Upper Position, Harmonized Lines, Slides, Turns, & Rolls.