Learn everything you need to know about the piano pedals. We'll cover pedaling techniques, exercises, and how to use the pedal on a variety of styles.
Discover the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover left hand accompaniments, right hand embellishments, and we'll explore several advanced techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.
Learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover essential exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed, and we'll explore several techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.
Revamp the traditional Amazing Grace piano hymn into the Slow Gospel Blues style. We'll take the basic lead sheet and add a left hand gospel groove, right hand embellishments, a stock gospel intro and outro, and discuss how to improvise a solo.
Learn how to transform piano lead sheets with chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmonies. Using 8 common chord progressions, you'll understand how to apply these piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound.
Transform the Amazing Grace piano hymn into the Slow Gospel Blues style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll add a left hand gospel groove, right hand embellishments, a stock gospel intro, and discuss how to improvise a solo.
Master the techniques used by jazz pianists to solo over a minor turnaround progression. Utilizing scale theory, enclosures, triad shifting, and more, Jonny deconstructs his top techniques for soloing.
Learn how jazz pianists construct a solo in this note-for-note analysis workshop. Using the major turnaround, you'll understand how to elegantly combine rhythmic and melodic ideas.
Learn the essential exercises to master chord extensions and alterations on the 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys. We cover the most commons voicings using the 9, 11, and 13, along with their alterations.
Master the essential techniques to play cocktail jazz piano accompaniments. You will learn a variety of patterns for both hands to create beautiful textures over the most common jazz progressions.
Learn to play a beautiful cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. We'll cover 4 left hand patterns, and 3 right hand options to create variety.
Learn the most common chord alterations for dominant chords. Discover helpful tricks for finding each alteration, and practice them with exercises in 2 positions.
Demystify chord extensions with this comprehensive theory course on learning the most common extensions over major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords.
Learn the essential building blocks of Jazz harmony with chord shells and guide tones. Master these voicings with exercises for major, dominant, and minor 7th chords in all 12 keys.
Learn how to compose a jazz ballad on piano, including compositional techniques like motifs, sequencing, mirror image, ornaments, counter-melody, & harmony.
Master the minor 2-5-1 chord progression on the piano with 5 exercises that explore all 12 keys and all inversions using 7th chords.
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.
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.
Learn and master half diminished and fully diminished 7th chords in all 12 keys. With inversions and practice exercises, you'll build your confidence with these essential chords.
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.
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.