Funk & Smooth Jazz Piano – Track 1

Follow this Learning Track to get started with the funk and smooth jazz style.

Section 1

Improvisation

Explore funk improvisation techniques.

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Funk Improvisation

The most comprehensive Funk improv course! Learn the Funk progression, how to build sweet 4, 5, & 6-note lines, funky riffs, and funk left hand bass accompaniments.

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Funky Blues Soloing 1

Master the soloing techniques of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, & Richard Tee with this comprehensive course.  Learn soloing scales, lower/upper position, line building tips, riffs, & more.

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How to Play a Funk Piano Solo

Learn to play a funk piano solo using essential techniques for beginner and intermediate pianists such as Funky 4ths, Stacked 4ths and the C Blues Scale.

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Section 2

Tunes & Grooves

Learn Funk and Smooth Jazz Grooves, Rhythms, Exercises, and Tunes

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Funk & Smooth Jazz Grooves & Licks 1

Master the funk and smooth jazz styles! You'll learn the funk progression, 3 right hand chord options, 4 right hand rhythm options, 6 bass lines, and 6 licks.

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Go Tell It On the Mountain – Gospel Funk 1

Learn how to play Go Tell it On the Mountain in a gospel funk style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, stylize the left hand gospel groove, embellish the right hand melody, and learn a variety of funky gospel techniques.

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Play R&B Piano With Only 3 Chords

In this tutorial, you'll learn 3 nice and easy R&B piano chords, also usable in soul/smooth jazz. As well as a chord progression utilizing major 7th chords!

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Funk Gospel Piano Chords and Bass

Learn this Funk-Gospel jam that uses fat minor 7 chords, 2nd-Inversion Gospel chords, slides, & syncopated bass.

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Play Smooth Jazz Piano in 3 Steps

Learn how to play smooth jazz piano in 3 steps. You'll learn the most important smooth jazz chord progression, grip, and scale to improvise with freedom.

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Level 2
Funk
2 sections
Learning Focus
  • Master essential funk grooves
  • Explore a variety of funk riffs and licks
  • Learn the keys to improvising in the funk style
  • Discover the most common funk bass lines
Full Description

With this structured Funk Learning Track, you’ll learn essential funk chords, grooves, riffs, fills, and bass lines, and how to improvise over common funk progressions.

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