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What is cocktail blues piano? You can use these 4 steps to master this specific dialect of cocktail jazz to add some bluesy personality to your sound.

This blues lesson is like no other. You will get more beginner blues piano mileage out of 2 chords and 4 notes than you thought possible with these 6 steps!

What is cocktail blues piano? You can use these 4 steps to master this specific dialect of cocktail jazz to add some bluesy personality to your sound.

This blues lesson is like no other. You will get more beginner blues piano mileage out of 2 chords and 4 notes than you thought possible with these 6 steps!

Learn the techniques to expand your jazz vocabulary with three useful exercises. First Austin explains how to play arpeggios over all the changes. Next, he covers the "Rock Climber" exercise, and finally he provides a brief overview of "upper structures."

Putting It All Together

Intermediate Left Hand - Chord Shells

Late Intermediate Left Hand - Rootless Voicings

Intro & Outro

Right Hand Harmony & Embellishments

Lead Sheet Melody

Advanced Left Hand - Lazy 10ths

Learn how to craft a slow jazzy blues piano arrangement of George Gershwin's classic tune "Summertime." Using the lead sheet, we'll stylize the left hand chords, embellish the right hand melody, compose an intro/outro, and complete the arrangement with an advanced solo!

Learn how to craft a slow jazzy blues piano arrangement of George Gershwin's classic tune "Summertime." Using the lead sheet, we'll stylize the left hand chords, embellish the right hand melody, compose an intro/outro, and complete the arrangement with an advanced solo!

Learn the classic George Gershwin tune "Summertime" in the slow jazzy blues style. Using the lead sheet, we'll stylize the left hand chords, embellish the right hand melody, compose an intro/outro, and complete the arrangement with a tasty solo!

Early Intermediate Left Hand – Straight Stride

Intro & Outro

Late Beginner Left Hand – Swung Stride

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