5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2

5 Jazz comping (accompanying) approaches for tunes like Fly Me to the Moon & Autumn Leaves.  We explore the chords, comp rhythms, and 5 harmonic approaches.

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 1

Discover 5 Jazz approaches for how to comp, or accompany, over the Cycle of 5ths Progression.  We cover the chords, common comping rhythms, & 5 essential harmonic approaches.

Soloing Over a Turnaround 2

Discover how the pros master soloing in this course by practicing the underlying principles such as: how to target notes, how to connect scales, and how to create rhythmic alterations & displacements.

Soloing Over a Turnaround 1

Learn to confidently solo over this essential jazz progression. The 1 6 2 5 progression will help you master important improv concepts such as phrasing, connecting scales, and more.

The Circular Progression 2

Learn the Circular Progression 1, and important “cyclic” progression used in Jazz & Gospel music. Discover the chords, how to add jazz harmony, and improvisation techniques using various scales.

The Circular Progression 1

Learn an important cyclic chord progression used in Jazz & Gospel music, Circular Progression 1. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 4-On-The-Floor groove, and improv techniques.

Soloing Over a 251 Progression

Learn to solo over the most common progression in all of Jazz. With a step-by-step approach, you’ll discover how to use scales, chord tones, chromaticism, and patterns to express your creativity.

Ragtime Crash Course 2

Discover the professional secrets behind ragtime with this in-depth workshop. You’ll learn the 4 essential Rag Rolls and the Ragtime stride left hand which we will apply to a traditional song.

Ragtime Crash Course 1

Learn how to rag up a simple song with beginner rag rolls and the jumping left hand. After this course, you’ll have a working knowledge of how to “ragify” any melody you encounter.

Jazzy Blues Comping 2

Discover how to comp with walking bass lines, shells chords, and crunchy rootless voicings.  After this course, you’ll be able to confidently accompany other musicians on tunes like Route 66!

Jazzy Blues Comping 1

Learn the art of jazz comping on the Jazzy-Blues chord progression, used in tunes like Route 66.  You’ll discover how to add colored notes to the chord, use chord shells, and develop blues fills.

How to Create a Blues Solo

Dive into blues soloing with this comprehensive course.  Learn 4 left hand accompaniments, slides, turns, rolls, upper/lower positions, Pentatonic lines, big crunchy chords, and more.

Jazz Standard Analysis

Make sense of jazz standards by analyzing the chord progression for All the Ways You Love, inspired by All the Things You Are.  You’ll discover that jazz chords progressions follow predictable patterns.

Greensleeves (What Child Is This) 2

Jazzify Greensleeves in the spirit of Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas Special arrangement.  Learn 2 left hand accompaniments, jazz harmonies, turns, walking bass, & how to improvise a solo.

Greensleeves (What Child Is This) 1

Learn how to create an easy waltz-swing arrangement of Greensleeves.  We explore the lead sheet, simple left hand shells, 2 waltz grooves, how to harmonize the right hand, and soloing tricks.

Heart and Spirit 2

Learn 3 essential Jazz styles – Jazz Swing, Stride, & Latin – with Heart & Spirit, inspired by Heart & Soul. From the lead sheet, we’ll apply 4-On-The-Floor, Walking Bass, re-harmonizations, & more.

Heart and Spirit 1

Learn Heart & Spirit, a tune inspired by Heart & Soul. You’ll learn how to develop the lead sheet into 3 essential jazz styles – Swing, Latin, and Broadway Kickline – plus, how to improvise over it.

Silent Night Bossa Accompaniment 2

Create a relaxing atmosphere with this beautiful Bossa Nova accompaniment of the classic Christmas tune Silent Night. With jazzy chord voicings and the Bossa rhythm, you’ll never hear it the same way again.

Silent Night Bossa Accompaniment 1

A beautiful Latin Bossa Nova accompaniment for Silent Night. Using chord shells and a root-fifth bass approach, this rendition will have all your friends singing along during the holidays!

Bossa Nova Girl From Foreign Lands 2

Transform a lead sheet into a Bossa Nova with the song, “Girl From Foreign Lands.” Using the bossa rhythm and techniques such as open & closed position, you’ll be “Bossafy” any lead sheet.

Bossa Nova Girl From Foreign Lands 1

Learn the essential techniques behind Bossa Nova with the song “Girl From Foreign Lands.” After learning the bossa groove, you’ll discover how to add the melody, harmonies, and bring the song to life.