In the July 2020 Live Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.
Have you ever played two completely piano chords at the same time? If so, odds are that the chord sounded pretty terrible! How then, do jazz musicians play two chords at the same time and make them sound so beautiful. The key is how you think of chords. Amateurs think of chords as destinations. Jazz musicians think … Continue reading “How to Make Dissonant Piano Chords Sound Beautiful”
Learn how to make dissonant piano chords sound beautiful! You’ll learn 3 dissonant chords, how to transform them, and how to use them in chord progressions.
In June, we released 3 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 7 Smart Sheets, 13 Backing Tracks, the new Student Collaboration, the Live Q&A, the Q&A Submissions, and the Student Assessment. Courses: Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 1 Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow … Continue reading “June 2020 Update”
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 … Continue reading “Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2”
Amazing Grace Traditional Hymn
Right Hand Embellishments
Slow Gospel Blues Left Hand
Amazing Grace Lead Sheet & Chords
Question and Answer
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.
Are you a beginner pianist who wants to learn how to improvise piano? Most students think that they have to train for years and years before they can improvise piano. However, this could not be further from the truth. You can actually start improvising beautiful contemporary piano today if you understand how to use Improv … Continue reading “How to Improvise Contemporary Piano (Beginner)”
Learn how to improvise contemporary piano even if you are are a beginner. You’ll learn an essential chord progression and improv techniques.
In this course, Jonny will walk you through the piano lead sheets of 8 different chord progressions and show you how to utilize various piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound. You’ll learn how to implement piano chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmony in the top 3 jazz styles: … Continue reading “Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones”
Minor Turnaround Progression
Extended Turnaround Progression
Chromatic Walk-Up Progression