Jazz Swing Piano – Track 2

Follow this Learning Track to master the jazz swing style.

Section 1

Cycle of 5ths Songs

Learn tunes that use the Cycle of 5ths Progression.

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Fly Me To The Moon 2

Transform a lead sheet into an awesome swing arrangement with the Fly Me to the Moon course! Learn essential swing techniques like walking bass lines, harmonizing the melody, adding fills, & soloing.

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2
Autumn Trees Lead Sheet

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.

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Autumn Leaves Jazz Piano Lead Sheet in 4 Steps

Learn how to play a jazz piano lead sheet in 4 easy steps. You will learn the melody, walking bass line, rootless voicings, and the full arrangement.

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Section 2

Cycle of 5ths Improvisation

Learn how to improvise over the Cycle of 5ths.

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Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression

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.

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Section 3

Cycle of 5ths Accompaniment

Learn Cycle of 5th Accompaniment techniques.

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Jazz Swing Accompaniment 2

Learn 7 techniques to accompany a singer or instrumentalist on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the the basic chords, rootless voicings, walking bass lines, quartal voicings, stride, and re-harmonization.

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2
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.

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3
Jazz Walking Bass Lines 2

Master jazz walking bass lines with 9 different approaches used by the pros.  We’ll work through one of the most common jazz progressions using techniques like 5ths, walkups, walkdowns, and tritones.

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Walking Bass 251 Exercises – Position 1

Learn and master your "position 1" rootless jazz voicings with these walking bass 251 exercises in all keys. This is immediately applicable to creating accompaniments for hundreds of songs.

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Walking Bass 251 Exercises – Position 2

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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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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5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2

5 Jazz comping (accompanying) approaches for tunes like Fly Me to the Moon & Autumn Leaves.  We explore the chords, comp rhythms, and 5 harmonic approaches.

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Section 4

Turnaround Songs

Learn tunes that use the Turnaround Progression.

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Heart and Spirit 2

Learn 3 essential Jazz styles - Jazz Swing, Stride, & Latin - with Heart & Spirit, inspired by Heart & Soul. From the lead sheet, we'll apply 4-On-The-Floor, Walking Bass, re-harmonizations, & more.

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Section 5

Turnaround Improvisation

Learn how to improvise over the Turnaround

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Soloing Over a Turnaround 2

Discover how the pros master soloing in this course by practicing the underlying principles such as: how to target notes, how to connect scales, and how to create rhythmic alterations & displacements.

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Extended Turnaround Improv 2

Learn how to improvise jazz piano over the Extended Turnaround Progression. Learn 2 accompaniments, 13 improv techniques & exercises, & line building tips.

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3
Breaking Down a Jazz Solo 2

Master the techniques used by jazz pianists to solo over a minor turnaround progression. Utilizing scale theory, enclosures, triad shifting, and more, Jonny deconstructs his top techniques for soloing.

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Section 6

Turnaround Accompaniment

Learn Turnaround Accompaniment techniques.

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The Amazing Turnaround

Learn one of the most important progressions in jazz, the Turnaround Progression (Rhythm Changes). Explore different chord voicings, bass lines, the outer-inner technique, and how to improvise.

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Transposing a Lead Sheet 2

Learn how to quickly & easily transpose a lead sheet to any key! With the Number Chart method, we analyze a lead sheet, "convert" it to numbers, and apply it to 2 new keys.

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3
Swing Groove 1

Learn a 1-6-2-5 Turnaround Progression (Rhythm Changes), Melody, and 3 ways to play it.

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Block Chord Piano Riff for Intros and Outros

Get that classic jazz sound with this essential Block Chord riff that works as an intro or outro for any swing tune.

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Section 7

Other Swing Songs

Play the swing style on different progressions.

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Happy Birthday in 7 Styles – Lesson 3

Swing Style

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Level 3
Jazz Swing
7 sections
Learning Focus
  • Discover the Cycle of 5ths and Turnaround progressions
  • Learn songs, improvisation, and accompaniment techniques
  • Develop lead sheets into swing arrangements
  • Master swing stylization: walking bass, stride-swing, comping, jazz harmony, & fills
Full Description

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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