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.

1
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.

2
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.

3
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.

4
Quartal Voicings

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.

5
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.

6
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.

7
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.

8
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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Level 3
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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