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10 Essential Jazz & Blues Outros/Endings 2

Learn 10 intermediate/advanced jazz & blues piano outros and endings that you can use on almost any swing or blues tune, including walkups, country blues, big band, and more.

10 Essential Jazz & Blues Outros/Endings 1

Learn 10 beginner/intermediate jazz & blues piano outros and endings that you can use on almost any swing or blues tune, including walkups & big band.

October 2019 Q&A

In the October 2019 Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.

3 Essential Blues Intros

When it comes to playing the blues, it is so important to have a variety of intros. Sometimes you want a short one, other times you want a long one. In today’s piano quick tip, you’re going to learn 3 essential blues introductions that you can use in just about any blues song. First, you’ll … Continue reading “3 Essential Blues Intros”

3 Essential Blues Intros

Learn 3 essential blues intros that work over just about any blues tune.  Plus, use these as blues outros.

Blues Band Accompaniment

Today you’ll learn how to accompany or comp in a blues band. One of the biggest problems I see with pianists playing with a bass player is that they’ll play bass lines like the blues shuffle. Sometimes this works, but oftentimes, it clashes with the bass player. If playing in a band, you should stay … Continue reading “Blues Band Accompaniment”

Blues Band Accompaniment

Learn how to comp or accompany in a blues band using rich quartal voicings and chromatic chord connectors.

September 2019 Update

This month, we released 2 new courses, 4 Quick Tips, 6 sheets, and the newest feature at PWJ, Student Collaborations! View the Courses Watch the Quick Tips Start the Smartsheets Congratulations to our Student of the month, Vashti Summervill!

Modern Jazz – Minor 11 Parallel Quartals

Want to improvise modern jazz? Then you must know Parallel Quartal Voicings. These are chords that you can use to harmonize standard jazz scales in far more interesting ways, and you can get a lot more color and dissonance from. In this lesson, you’ll learn the most common scale that we use to improvise over … Continue reading “Modern Jazz – Minor 11 Parallel Quartals”

Modern Jazz – Minor 11 Parallel Quartals

Learn Minor 11 Parallel Quartals, an essential technique if you want to improvise modern jazz. We’ll discuss how to harmonize each note of the C Dorian scale and how to build melodies.

The Halloween Progression Challenge

Learn this cyclical minor progression, along with 6 left hand arpeggiated patterns, 8 right hand patterns, and learn to create melodies

The Halloween Progression Challenge – Lesson 4

Create melodies for the right hand with step wise motion and arpeggios

The Halloween Progression Challenge – Lesson 3

Learn 4 right hand patterns for beginner and 4 patterns for intermediate using triplets and sextuplets

The Halloween Progression Challenge – Lesson 2

Learn 3 left hand patterns for beginner and 3 patterns for intermediate with octaves and arpeggios.

The Halloween Progression Challenge – Lesson 1

Learn the minor chords and theory for the Halloweeen progression

Halloween Progression Challenge

Set the mood with the classic Halloween Progression. You’ll learn the minor progression, 6 left hand patterns, 8 right hand patterns, and how to create your own melodies.

Boogie Woogie Improv – Advanced

Learn Jonny’s flashy boogie woogie improvisation, including a signature boogie bass line and boogie riffs.

Easy Jazz Improv & Soloing (D-7 to G7)

In this Quick Tip, you’ll learn one of the simplest beginner approaches to jazz improv and soloing. The fact is that to improvise jazz piano, you don’t need to learn a lot of complex chords and scales. What you should learn is 1 scale that works over a few simple chords, and most importantly, you need … Continue reading “Easy Jazz Improv & Soloing (D-7 to G7)”

Easy Jazz Improv & Soloing (D-7 to G7)

One of the simplest beginner approaches to jazz improv.  You’ll learn 2 chords, 1 scale, 8ths, triplets, turns, slides, & runs.

Intermediate/Advanced Live Workshop (10/23/19)

Get ready to learn 10 intermediate/advanced jazz & blues piano outros and endings that you can use on almost any swing or blues tune, including walkups, walkdowns, country blues, big band, and more.

Beginner/Intermediate Live Workshop (10/23/19)

Get ready to learn 10 beginner/intermediate jazz & blues piano outros and endings that you can use on almost any swing or blues tune, including walkups, walkdowns, country blues, big band, and more.

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