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.
In our most comprehensive jazz swing piano course, we'll learn how to play Autumn Leaves in a jazz swing style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, stylize the left hand, embellish the right hand melody, master a variety of improv & rhythm techniques, and more!
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 course, we'll learn how to play the iconic jazz swing standard - All The Things You Are. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, embellish the melody with rhythmic accompaniment, learn a jazz swing bass line, and master a variety of improv techniques.
In this workshop, we'll learn 32 gorgeous jazz endings. We'll look at different progressions and learn several ways to harmonize these chords for more colorful outros.
Cycle of 5ths Improvisation
Learn how to improvise over the Cycle of 5ths.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression using chord tone targets. You'll explore chord substitutes, left hand accompaniments, common rhythms, and a variety of exercises to master chord tone targets. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to invent your own jazz lines by targeting chord tones.
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 how to play jazz swing piano accompaniment with Fly Me to the Moon. You'll learn the chords, how to "comp", and 3 essential bass lines for all levels.
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 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 the essential 1-6-2-5 Turnaround Chord Progression (used in many songs such as Rhythm Changes), Melody, and 3 ways to play it for swing jazz piano!
Everything you need to know when accompanying a singer in the jazz swing style.
In this course we will learn the major turnaround in all 12 keys using 7th chords. We will cover two positions for the chords, and explore a variety of rhythms to use for comping and playing lead sheets. This progression is essential to master for jazz and pop songs.
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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.
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