Coloring Dominant Chords With Extensions

Transform how you comp (accompany) over Dominant 7 chords in a jazz or blues tune. We explore how to build chords with extensions, most common positions, groove patterns, & jamming with a band.

Slow Bernie Blues

Create the classic slow blues sound with this original tune. “Bernie’s Blues” covers all the essentials to groove in this style with fills, slid notes, and reharmonization.

The Sentimental Progression 2

Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 7 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.

The Sentimental Progression 1

Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 5 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.

Transposing a Lead Sheet 2

Learn how to quickly & easily transpose a lead sheet to any key! With the Number Chart method, we analyze a lead sheet, “convert” it to numbers, and apply it to 2 new keys.

Transposing a Lead Sheet 1

Learn how to quickly & easily transpose a lead sheet. Using the Number Chart method, we’ll analyze a melody and chords, “convert” them to numbers, and apply the numbers to a new key.

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 2-5-1 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.