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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
Advanced
02:51:55

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano with the Major scale.

We’ll start with learning the notes of the scale along with 11 chords and 3 chord progressions you can use when soloing. Then we’ll learn 5 left hand accompaniments, including rock, latin, 10th stride, flowing, and comping. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for soloing, including triad pairs, outlining 7ths, turns, and patterns.

To finish, we’ll practice a scale shifting exercise and learn how to solo over multiple chords.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the notes of the Major scale in every key
  • Discover 11 chords and 3 chord progressions you can use the Major scale to solo over
  • Master 5 left hand accompaniments: rock, latin, 10th stride, flowing, comping
  • Develop your soloing technique with triad pairs, outlining 7ths, turns, and patterns
  • Understand how to connect scales and solo over multiple chords
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Practice Tips
  • Scales
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Fun and inspiring!
Thank you, Jonny, for the amazing lessons! Your techniques look simple to play, and yet they give a stable fundament for the improvisation. I have practiced them in different keys, and I have the feeling that my right hand knows slowly how to create a solo with confidence :-)
I like C major….now.
Triad pairs and patterns really make sense and though it’s not easy to do,I’m starting to open up getting lines and flow that pleases my ear. Practicing all in other keys is challenging and fun.
integrate scales, pattern play, keep LH in bounds, and work the program. New skills for me harder to integrate into playing.
Jonny is the real deal in improv variety. Depth, latitudes, thematic force all project through this course. I will grow more on this one after wood-shedding some practice time!
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Fun and inspiring!
Thank you, Jonny, for the amazing lessons! Your techniques look simple to play, and yet they give a stable fundament for the improvisation. I have practiced them in different keys, and I have the feeling that my right hand knows slowly how to create a solo with confidence :-)
I like C major….now.
Triad pairs and patterns really make sense and though it’s not easy to do,I’m starting to open up getting lines and flow that pleases my ear. Practicing all in other keys is challenging and fun.
integrate scales, pattern play, keep LH in bounds, and work the program. New skills for me harder to integrate into playing.
Jonny is the real deal in improv variety. Depth, latitudes, thematic force all project through this course. I will grow more on this one after wood-shedding some practice time!
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