Breaking Down a Jazz Solo 2

In this workshop, Jonny will break down a notated jazz solo to show you exactly how jazz pianists construct a solo. You will analyze the scales, rhythms, approach tones, embellishments, and left hand bass techniques.

This course provides the high-level overview of how to connect all the techniques when soloing through a real-life example. You’ll also see how to build the energy of a performance using range, texture, and rhythmic values.

Breaking Down a Jazz Solo 1

In this workshop, Jonny breaks down a notated jazz solo to teach you exactly how jazz pianists construct a solo. You will analyze the scales, rhythms, approach tones, embellishments, and left hand bass techniques used to create engaging melodic solos.

Jonny also explains how to build the energy of your solo by considering the range, dynamics, repetition, and development of ideas. This course shows you how to put all the pieces together.

Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2

In this course you will learn how to play a lush cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. This progression is very common in many jazz standards.

After learning the lead sheet, we will explore 3 patterns for the left hand, and 3 for the right hand, allowing you to combine them in various ways using your own creativity.

Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1

In this course you will learn how to play a beautiful cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. These progressions are used in hundreds of jazz ballads. We will cover 4 left hand patterns, and 3 right hand options, allowing you to mix and match for a total of 12 beautiful accompaniment patterns.

Jazz Ballad Composition

Learn how to compose an original jazz ballad. Starting with a chord sheet, we’ll discuss 3 left hand jazz ballad accompaniment approaches, how to write a melody using major scales, step-wise motion, and skips, and composition techniques like motifs, sequencing, mirror image, & rhythmic displacement.

Next we’ll compose an original piece of music together, discussing how to to use consonant notes, story arch, form, ornaments, counter-melodies, and 4 right hand harmony techniques.

Jazz Swing Accompaniment 2

Learn 7 techniques to accompany a singer or instrumentalist on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the the basic chords, rootless voicings, walking bass lines, quartal voicings, stride, and re-harmonization.

Jazz Swing Accompaniment 1

Learn 10 approaches to accompany on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the best right hand chord options, 3 right hand rhythms, and 3 left hand bass line options.

After You’ve Gone 2

Master advanced stride techniques with the classic tune, “After You’ve Gone.” You’ll discover how to stylize and embellish the melody while jumping with the left hand from root to chord.

After You’ve Gone 1

Learn stride with the classic tune, “After You’ve Gone.” Building from the lead sheet, you’ll discover the essential techniques to play like Fats Waller and James P Johnson.

Extended Turnaround Improv 2

Learn how to improvise over the Extended Turnaround Progression, used in hundreds of jazz standards including O Christmas Tree. You’ll learn 2 left hand accompaniments, 13 right hand soloing techniques, 13 exercises to master improv, and the 3 Line Building Principles to create interesting lines.

Extended Turnaround Improv 1

Learn how to improvise over the Extended Turnaround Progression, including 3 accompaniments, 4 right hand soloing techniques, and 6 piano improv exercises.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Waltz 1

Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz piano style.  We’ll cover chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, 3 exercises for soloing.

Ode to Joy in 3 Jazz Styles 2

Learn how to transform the Ode to Joy lead sheet into 3 essential jazz styles, including Swing, Jazz Ballad, & Latin Bossa Nova.

Ode to Joy in 3 Jazz Styles 1

Learn how to transform the Ode to Joy lead sheet into 3 essential jazz styles, including Swing, Jazz Ballad, & Latin Bossa Nova.

Pop Accompaniment Patterns 2

Learn 48 beautiful accompaniment patterns that work almost over any pop or rock song, including 8 essential right hand techniques, 6 left hand techniques, chord positions, and more.

Pop Accompaniment Patterns 1

Learn 48 beautiful accompaniment patterns that work almost over any pop or rock song, including 8 essential right hand techniques, 6 left hand techniques, chord positions, and more.

Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 2

Master the Funk and Smooth Jazz styles! You’ll learn the funk progression, 5 right hand chord options, 4 right hand rhythm options, 6 bass lines, and 6 licks.

Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1

Master the funk and smooth jazz styles! You’ll learn the funk progression, 3 right hand chord options, 4 right hand rhythm options, 6 bass lines, and 6 licks.

Passing Chords & Reharmonization 2

Learn 5 essential techniques for adding passing chords or reharmonizing any song. Techniques include Secondary Dominant Series, Tritone Substitutes, 2-5-1 Progression, Elongated 2-5-1, & Chromatic 2-5-1.