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In this course, you will learn how to create a beautiful bossa nova accompaniment to "The Girl From Ipanema." Jonny teaches the A section of the song for all playing levels, progressively adding more syncopated rhythms to the accompaniment. Yannick explores the B section of the song and expands on the groove and musical concepts involved.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 progression using the Upper and Lower Neighbor technique. We’ll explore a variety of exercises to master Upper and Lower Neighbors, plus examples for how to use them in your solos. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to use these beautiful passing tones to create a more interesting piano solo full of tension and resolution.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression with the outlining chords technique. You'll explore different chord options, common rhythms, and a variety of exercises for outlining chords. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to create your own lines using this soloing technique.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression with Bebop scales. You'll learn 2 left hand accompaniments, 4 common grooves, and 3 bebop scales for soloing in the jazz style. Then we’ll practice various exercises for connecting scales and targeting chord tones to get that smooth jazzy solo sound.

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Learn to play bebop piano in 6 steps. This lesson explores upper & lower neighbors to generate sweet bebop lines with that chromatic "rub."

Learn simple techniques to play beautiful jazz piano melodic harmonization with block chords in the style of George Shearing.

The complete guide to jazz scales, learn the best and most important scales for improvisation over the most common chord types for jazz piano!

In this course, you will learn how to create a beautiful bossa nova accompaniment to "The Girl From Ipanema."

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