Intermediate Piano Foundations – Part 2

Follow this Learning Track to master the higher-level foundations

Section 1

Chord Voicing Foundations

Learn Shells, Extensions, and Alterations to build the fundamentals of more advanced jazz harmony

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Chord Shell & Guide Tone Exercises

Learn the essential building blocks of Jazz harmony with chord shells and guide tones. Master these voicings with exercises for major, dominant, and minor 7th chords in all 12 keys.

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Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones

Learn how to transform piano lead sheets with chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmonies. Using 8 common chord progressions, you'll understand how to apply these piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound.

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3
Piano Chord Extensions

Demystify chord extensions with this comprehensive theory course on learning the most common extensions over major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords.

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Piano Chord Alterations

Learn the most common chord alterations for dominant chords. Discover helpful tricks for finding each alteration, and practice them with exercises in 2 positions.

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2-5-1 Chord Extension & Alteration Exercises

Learn the essential exercises to master chord extensions and alterations on the 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys. We cover the most commons voicings using the 9, 11, and 13, along with their alterations.

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Section 2

Technique, Exercises, and Improv

Practice chord inversions, finger technique, rhythm, two hand coordination, modulation, and improvisation.

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Epic Minor Chords 2

Learn the Darth Vader progression while improving your technique! Improve finger strength, control, speed, and agility while having fun playing "endlessly" down the piano.

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Passing Chords & Reharmonization 2

Learn 5 essential techniques for adding passing chords or reharmonizing any song. Techniques include Secondary Dominant Series, Tritone Substitutes, 2-5-1 Progression, Elongated 2-5-1, & Chromatic 2-5-1.

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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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Level 2
Foundations
2 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn chord shells and guide tones
  • Master extensions and alterations of chords
  • Discover passing chords and modulation techniques
Full Description

Learn the higher-level foundations of melody, harmony, and rhythm with a focus on chord extensions and alterations. These courses are essential for playing all styles of music, especially jazz.

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