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July 2020 Live Q+A

In the July 2020 Live Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.

How to Make Dissonant Piano Chords Sound Beautiful

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”

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.

June 2020 Update

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”

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2

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 Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2 – Lesson 1

Amazing Grace Traditional Hymn

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2 – Lesson 4

Right Hand Embellishments

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2 – Lesson 3

Slow Gospel Blues Left Hand

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2 – Lesson 2

Amazing Grace Lead Sheet & Chords

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2 – Lesson 8

Question and Answer

Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2

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.

How to Improvise Contemporary Piano (Beginner)

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)”

Beginner Contemporary Piano Improv Lesson

Learn how to improvise contemporary piano even if you are are a beginner. You’ll learn an essential chord progression and improv techniques.

Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones

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”

Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones – Lesson 5

Minor Turnaround Progression

Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones – Lesson 3

Extended Turnaround Progression

Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones – Lesson 4

Chromatic Walk-Up Progression

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