In the December 2019 Student Assessment, Jonny reviewed student video submissions and provided personalized feedback and guidance. To submit your video for our next Student Assessment go to the Shows Page and click Student Assessment under the Student Engagement Portal.
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, 12 right hand soloing techniques, 12 exercises to master improv, and the 3 Line Building Principles to create interesting lines.
Learn how to improvise over the Extended Turnaround Progression, used in hundreds of jazz standards including O Christmas Tree. You’ll learn 3 left hand accompaniments, 4 right hand soloing techniques, and 6 exercises to master improv.
Learn all of the Minor Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the “flat” shapes, “triangle” shapes, and “V” shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.
Learn 4 note voicings over the major and minor 251 patterns in 2 positions. This sheet applies drop 2 and quartal harmony with common jazz extensions on all 12 keys.
Review the notes and fingerings for all major and minor scales through the circle of 5ths. Majors are presented with the relative minor scales.
Do you play Jingle Bells with simple left hand chords and a single-note melody, like this? Well, there is a much cooler way to play this melody with more colorful notes and a swing feel… I’m talking about jazz! In today’s lesson, I’m going to teach you how to play Jingle Bells in a jazz … Continue reading “Learn to Play Jingle Bells in a Jazz Piano Style”
Learn to play Jingle Bells in a jazz swing piano style, including how to color your chords with extensions & alterations, how to swing your melody, & more.
In the December 2019 Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.
Learn all of the Major Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the “flat” shapes, “triangle” shapes, and “V” shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.
In the November 2019 Jingle Bells Collaboration, our talented PWJ students recorded one of 4 parts on Jingle Bells for a spectacular end result… Fantastic job everyone! You can participate in future collaborations by clicking here.
In November, we released 3 new courses, 4 Quick Tips, 7 smart sheets, 15 backing tracks, the Halloween Collaboration, the Live Q&A, Student Assessment, and launched the PWJ Local Forum. View the Courses Watch the Quick Tips Start the Smartsheets Congratulations to our Student of the month, Terry Hopley! Read his spotlight right here.
Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz style. Explore chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, and exercises for soloing.
Right hand embellishments: harmony, slides, pops, fill, turns, rolls
Soloing and connecting scales
Left Hand Rootless Voicings Explained
Melody, Chords, Harmonic Functions
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.
Soloing, the Gospel Scale, 3 exercises