Piano Jazz Ballads courses, lessons and music sheets
Jazz Ballads Content
Learn the essential scales used to improvise over the most common 7th chords found in jazz and popular music. Scales are the musical building blocks used to create interesting solos.
The complete course on how to create a gorgeous cocktail jazz ballad. You’ll learn Stride-Ballad Left Hand techniques, rootless voicings, and right hand embellishment with extensions, fills, runs, and more.
Take our most comprehensive course on Cocktail Jazz, The Way You Look At Me. Discover how to develop a lead sheet, stylize the left hand, harmonize the right hand, add fills, & improvise.
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.
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.
Discover 5 Upper Structure Triads that you can use to harmonize any dominant. This course is a must if you want to comp (accompany) in a jazz style.
Transform how you comp (accompany) over Dominant 7 chords in a jazz or blues tune. We explore how to build chords with extensions, most common positions, groove patterns, & jamming with a band.
Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 7 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.
Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 5 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.
Learn how to transform a lead sheet into a jazz waltz with the Jazz Waltz Challenge. Learn the chords, rootless voicings, stride-waltz bass, & how to embellish the melody with turns & fills.
Dive into this exciting Christmas challenge where you'll learn a fun swing version of O Christmas Tree. We'll develop the the lead with with walking bass, chord shells, blocked chords, and more!
Make it a swingin' Christmas with O Christmas Tree. We'll build a swing arrangement from the lead sheet with techniques like walking bass, block chords, & jazz fills, plus learn how to improvise!
Learn a fun swing arrangement of O Christmas Tree. Discover how to transform the lead sheet with swing techniques like shells, slides, fills, & tremolos, plus learn to improvise over it.
Learn to improvise over a Jazz ballad with Jazz Ballad Soloing Challenge. Working with the Turnaround Progression, we explore scales, lower/upper positions, exercises, chromatic connectors, & more.
Make sense of jazz standards by analyzing the chord progression for All the Ways You Love, inspired by All the Things You Are. You'll discover that jazz chords progressions follow predictable patterns.
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.
Transform Danny Boy into a beautiful Jazz Ballad! Starting with the lead sheet, learn how to build a beautiful left hand accompaniment, harmonize the melody, add fills, & inner-voice movement.
Learn a gorgeous Jazz Ballad arrangement of Danny Boy. We explore beautiful, rich jazz chords, extensions, alterations, re-harmonizations, & how to build a compelling arrangement.
6 Jazz Ballad harmonic approaches using chords from Misty. Topics include Rootless Voicings, Altered Dominants, Block Chords, Drop 2s, Quartal Voicings, Passing Chords, & Chord Substitutions.
Discover 6 approaches for harmonizing a Jazz Ballad. Working through the chord progression for Misty, we discuss how to add beautiful extensions to create that classic jazz sound.