Jazz Ballad Piano – Track 2

Follow this Learning Track to master the Jazz ballad style

Section 1

Songs

Learn jazz ballad songs.

1
The Way You Look At Me Cocktail Piano 2

With this structured Jazz Ballad Learning Track, you’ll learn essential techniques to become a cocktail pianist. Master the left hand, harmonize the melody, learn to solo, and create beautiful lush accompaniments.

2
Danny Boy

Learn a gorgeous Jazz Ballad arrangement of Danny Boy.  We explore beautiful, rich jazz chords, extensions, alterations, re-harmonizations, & how to build a compelling arrangement.

3
Somebody Loves Me

Learn a gorgeous cocktail jazz ballad in 12/8 time using the turnaround progression. With suspensions, colorful extensions, & harmonized notes in the melody, you'll create an authentic sound.

4
In a While

Play a soulful jazz and pop ballad reminiscent of Billy Joel. This song features rich textures of quartal voicings and rootless chords, along with a singable melody that will transport any listener.

Section 2

Improvisation

Learn to improvise over a jazz ballad.

1
Jazz Ballad Soloing Challenge

Learn to improvise over a Jazz ballad with Jazz Ballad Soloing Challenge. Working with the Turnaround Progression, we explore scales, lower/upper positions, exercises, chromatic connectors, & more.

Section 3

Accompaniments

Learn how to accompany a singer or instrumentalist for jazz ballads.

1
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.

2
The Sentimental Progression 2

Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 7 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.

3
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 2

Explore the Cycle of 5ths Progression in 3 Jazz Styles: Swing, Bossa Nova, & Cocktail Piano. An essential course for comping on tunes like Fly Me to the Moon, Autumn Leaves, & All the Things You Are.

4
Jazz Intro and Outro Runs

Learn 6 gorgeous jazz runs up the piano that you can use as intros or outros (endings) for just about any jazz tune.  You'll learn the formulas behind these upper structures plus the "setup chord".

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Membership
Level 3
Jazz Ballads
3 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn songs to build you jazz ballad repertoire
  • Discover how to solo over cocktail piano progressions
  • Understand the art of creating beautiful accompaniments
Full Description

With this structured Jazz Ballad Learning Track, you’ll learn essential techniques to become a cocktail pianist. Master the left hand, harmonize the melody, learn to solo, and create beautiful lush accompaniments.

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