Jazz Swing Piano – Track 1
Follow this Learning Track to get started with the swing style.
Cycle of 5ths Songs
Learn tunes that use the Cycle of 5ths Progression.
Transform Fly Me to the Moon into a swingin' arrangement! From a lead sheet, we apply swing ingredients like shells, harmonies, chord pops, & fills. Plus, learn an intro, outro, & how to improvise.
In this lesson for all playing levels, you'll transform the lead sheet Autumn Trees into a fun swing tune using the essential techniques of swing. Fills, walking bass lines, and rootless voicings are all covered.
Cycle of 5ths Improvisation
Learn how to improvise over the Cycle of 5ths.
Learn to solo over the most common progression in all of Jazz. With a step-by-step approach, you'll discover how to use scales, chord tones, chromaticism, and patterns to express your creativity.
Cycle of 5ths Accompaniment
Learn Cycle of 5th Accompaniment techniques.
Learn 10 approaches to accompany on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the best right hand chord options, 3 right hand rhythms, and 3 left hand bass line options.
Stylize the Cycle of 5ths Progression in Swing, Latin Bossa Nova, & Jazz Ballad. An essential course if you want to comp on tunes like Fly Me to the Moon, Autumn Leaves, & All the Things You Are.
Learn 9 techniques for walking jazz bass lines, including outlining chords, chromatic connectors, 5ths, walkups, walkdowns, & more.
Discover 5 Jazz approaches for how to comp, or accompany, over the Cycle of 5ths Progression. We cover the chords, common comping rhythms, & 5 essential harmonic approaches.
Learn tunes that use the Turnaround Progression.
Learn Heart & Spirit, a tune inspired by Heart & Soul. You'll learn how to develop the lead sheet into 3 essential jazz styles - Swing, Latin, and Broadway Kickline - plus, how to improvise over it.
Learn a medium-swing jazz tune with a catchy earworm melody. Discover a variety of techniques with dominant chords on the turnaround, extensions, tritone substitution, and quartal voicings.
Learn how to improvise over the Turnaround
Learn to confidently solo over this essential jazz progression. The 1 6 2 5 progression will help you master important improv concepts such as phrasing, connecting scales, and more.
Learn how to improvise over the Extended Turnaround Progression, including 3 accompaniments, 4 right hand soloing techniques, and 6 piano improv exercises.
Learn how jazz pianists construct a solo in this note-for-note analysis workshop. Using the major turnaround, you'll understand how to elegantly combine rhythmic and melodic ideas.
Learn Turnaround Accompaniment techniques.
Learn how to quickly & easily transpose a lead sheet. Using the Number Chart method, we'll analyze a melody and chords, "convert" them to numbers, and apply the numbers to a new key.
Learn a 1-6-2-5 Turnaround Progression (Rhythm Changes), Melody, and 3 ways to play it.
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With this structured Jazz Swing Learning Track, you’ll learn essential techniques to becoming a jazz pianist. Master walking bass lines, chord voicings, embellishments, and improv over the 2 most important progressions in jazz: Cycle of 5ths & Turnaround.