Modulation Essentials – How to Modulate a Song 2

In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about modulation, including how to use it, when to use it, why you should use it, and how it differs from transposition.

Using the Danny Boy lead sheet as an example, we’ll discuss various techniques for modulating this song. We’ll learn 4 common types of modulations, one of which can be used when accompanying singers. Jonny will reveal the Dominant 5 Chord Trick which will enable you to modulate to any key. We’ll learn 8 essential modulations – stock, grand, dramatic, epic walk-down, lift, half lift, double lift, and jazz modulation.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be equipped to modulate any arrangement or lead sheet!

Modulation Essentials – How to Modulate a Song 1

In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about modulation, including how to use it, when to use it and why you should use it.

Using the Danny Boy lead sheet as an example, we’ll discuss various techniques for modulating this song. We’ll learn 4 common types of modulations, one of which can be used when accompanying singers. Jonny will reveal the ‘5 Chord Trick’ which will enable you to modulate a song to any key. We’ll learn 6 essential modulations – stock, pop, jazz, lift, double lift, and a grand modulation.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be equipped to modulate any arrangement or lead sheet!

The Major Blues Scale (Gospel Scale) 2

In this workshop, you will learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style – the Major Blues Scale!

We’ll start with 3 left hand accompaniment options including chord shells, guide tones, and rootless voicings. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for improvising, including 3 harmonized grips, 2 gospel connectors, 8th notes, triplets, slides, turns, rolls, and other line building tips. We’ll dive further into the scale by learning the fingering for both hands in all 12 keys.

In the end, you’ll be able to improvise with this scale over blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballads!

The Major Blues Scale (Gospel Scale) 1

In this workshop, you will learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style – the Major Blues Scale.

We’ll start with 3 exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for improvising, including 3 essential grips, 8th notes, triplets, slides, turns, and other line building tips. We’ll dive further into the scale by learning the fingering for both hands in all 12 keys.

In the end, you’ll be able to improvise with this scale over blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballads!

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2

In this workshop, Jonny takes you step-by-step through the traditional Amazing Grace piano hymn and teaches you how to transform it into the Slow Gospel Blues style.

Starting with the basic piano lead sheet, you’ll discover how to color the chords for a jazzier sound, add a gospel groove in the left hand, and embellish the melody with slides, tremolos & harmonies. You’ll also learn a stock gospel intro and outro you can use on various gospel tunes along with some tasty improv techniques you can use over the gospel scale.

In the end, you’ll be able to apply these same gospel blues piano techniques to any hymn!

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 1

In this workshop, Jonny uses the popular piano hymn Amazing Grace to teach you the step-by-step process of transforming a traditional hymn into the Slow Gospel Blues style.

Starting with the basic lead sheet, you’ll discover how to color the chords for a jazzier sound, add a gospel groove in the left hand, and embellish the melody with slides, tremolos & harmonies. You’ll also learn a stock gospel intro you can use on various gospel tunes along with easy improv techniques using the gospel scale.

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.