Advanced Piano Foundations

Follow this Learning Track to master advanced piano foundations.

Section 1

Advanced Jazz Foundations

Learn block chords, drop 2 voicings, rootless voicings, and quartal voicings with these smartsheets and courses.

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Rootless Voicings – Chord Types & 2-5-1 Application

Learn how to play rootless voicings in the A and B position for each chord type, along with 2 essential exercises using the 2-5-1 progression.

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Rootless Voicings – Chord Types on Minor 2-5-1

Learn how to play rootless voicings in the A and B position for the chord  types in a minor 2-5-1 progression with 2 essential exercises

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Block Chords

Learn and master block voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up the scale in every key to deeply understand the construction of this classic sound.

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Drop 2 Voicings

Learn and master drop 2 voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up the scale in every key to become confident applying these beautiful voicings on songs.

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Quartal Voicings Essentials

Learn and master quartal voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up & down the scale in every key to internalize this modern jazz sound.

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4 Note Comp Voicings Over Cycle of 5ths

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.

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Coloring Dominant Chords With Upper Structures

Discover 5 Upper Structure Triads that you can use to harmonize any dominant.  This course is a must if you want to comp (accompany) in a jazz style.

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Jazz Standard Analysis

Make sense of jazz standards by analyzing the chord progression for All the Ways You Love, inspired by All the Things You Are.  You'll discover that jazz chords progressions follow predictable patterns.

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Building Jazz Vocabulary with “the Rock Climber”

Learn the techniques to expand your jazz vocabulary with three useful exercises. First Austin explains how to play arpeggios over all the changes. Next, he covers the "Rock Climber" exercise, and finally he provides a brief overview of "upper structures."

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Section 2

Advanced Improv

Learn essential scales and techniques for advanced improv

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1
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords

Learn the essential scales used to improvise over the most common 7th chords found in jazz and popular music. Scales are the musical building blocks used to create interesting solos.

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The Major Blues Scale (Gospel Scale) 2

Discover the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover left hand accompaniments, right hand embellishments, and we'll explore several advanced techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.

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How to Improvise a Solo With the Lydian Scale 2

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano over major chords with the Lydian scale. We'll cover 4 advanced soloing techniques, 5 left hand accompaniments, 11 common chords, and we'll learn how to solo over multiple chords.

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Modulation Essentials – How to Modulate a Song 2

Discover advanced piano modulation techniques to elevate any arrangement using the Danny Boy lead sheet as an example.

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Foundations
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Learning Focus
  • Learn the foundations of Jazz Harmony and Chord Voicings
  • Discover which scales to use for Jazz improvisation
  • Learn to use upper structures for jazz extensions
Full Description

Learn the advanced principles and techniques of harmony and rhythm. These courses lay the foundation for achieving a professional jazz sound.

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