Learn the lush voicings, colorful scales and improvisational techniques behind your favorite jazz ballads.
Jazz Ballads Content
This comprehensive course covers rootless voicings on dominant 7th chords. We'll learn these chords with fun exercises in each key, and apply them to short songs in a bossa, swing, ballad, and funk style.
In this workshop, we're learning a jazzy arrangement of Silent Night. We'll reharmonize the lead sheet with extensions, add a swing accompaniment pattern, embellish the melody with fills, passing chords, and learn a beautiful intro/outro!
This comprehensive course covers rootless voicings on major 9 chords. We'll learn how to construct these colorful chords and how to apply them to tunes in various styles.
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.
In this course, we'll be learning a jazz ballad standard - Misty. Going phrase by phrase, we'll explore chord shells, melodic fills, stride rhythms, improv techniques, and more!
In this workshop, we'll learn about the incredible minor turnaround. We'll look at songs that use this essential jazz progression, talk about various voicing approaches, and explore comping rhythms. We’ll also discuss how to add reharmonization and how to solo to get a professional sound.
Learn how to transform piano lead sheets with chord extensions & alterations. Using 8 common chord progressions, you'll understand how to apply these piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound.
In this course, you'll learn an original jazz ballad tune, Why Do I Fall in Love. Phrase by phrase, you'll learn the notes and rhythms, decipher the harmony, and discover soloing techniques. We also explain how to play with expression and add an intro and ending.
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.
In this workshop, we'll analyze the chord progression for Autumn Leaves. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll memorize the melody/chords, analyze the chord functions and chord qualities, learn how to add color with the 2-5-1 trick, and more.
Learn an advanced jazz ballad piano arrangement of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody & chords, how to stylize the left hand, how to harmonize the right hand, and other advanced jazzy techniques.
Learn how to play Hark the Herald Angels Sing in a jazz ballad piano style. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody, chords, how to stylize the left hand, how to harmonize the right hand, and other jazzy techniques.
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 compose a beautiful jazz waltz with Jonny's essential arranging techniques. We'll master left hand accompaniments, melodic writing, and harmonization.
Discover the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover left hand accompaniments, right hand embellishments, and we'll explore several advanced techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.
Learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover essential exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed, and we'll explore several techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.
Learn how to transform piano lead sheets with chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmonies. Using 8 common chord progressions, you'll understand how to apply these piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound.
Master the essential techniques to play cocktail jazz piano accompaniments. You will learn a variety of patterns for both hands to create beautiful textures over the most common jazz progressions.
Learn to play a beautiful cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. We'll cover 4 left hand patterns, and 3 right hand options to create variety.
Learn the most common chord alterations for dominant chords. Discover helpful tricks for finding each alteration, and practice them with exercises in 2 positions.
Demystify chord extensions with this comprehensive theory course on learning the most common extensions over major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords.