Early Advanced Piano Foundations – Level 7

Learn the quintessential block chord sound used in jazz and other styles of music. This advanced technique creates a rich harmonic sound that works well for solo and band playing.

Section 1

Advanced Block Chord Voicing Foundations

Learn block chords with these courses and smartsheets.

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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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6 Jazz Ballad Harmonic Approaches 2

6 Jazz Ballad harmonic approaches using chords from Misty.  Topics include Rootless Voicings, Altered Dominants, Block Chords, Drop 2s, Quartal Voicings, Passing Chords, & Chord Substitutions.

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Block Chords – The Complete Guide

Learn simple techniques to play beautiful jazz piano melodic harmonization with block chords in the style of George Shearing.

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Block Chord Piano Riff for Intros and Outros

Get that classic jazz sound with this essential Block Chord riff that works as an intro or outro for any swing tune.

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Section 2

Block Chords by Chord Type

Master the quality of each block chord with exercises and songs.

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Major Block Chords

Major Block Chords

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Minor Block Chords

Minor Block Chords

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Dominant Block Chords

Dominant Block Chords

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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 quintessential block chord sound used in jazz and other styles of music. This advanced technique creates a rich harmonic sound that works well for solo and band playing.

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