Learn how to play jazz tunes in a swing style. In these courses we'll show you how to walk bass lines, voice chords and improvise over classic swing tunes.
Jazz Swing Content
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, we'll learn an advanced arrangement of the jazz swing standard - All The Things You Are. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, embellish the melody with shell voicings & chord extensions, learn a jazz swing bass line, and master a variety of soloing techniques.
In this course, we'll learn how to play the iconic jazz swing standard - All The Things You Are. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, embellish the melody with rhythmic accompaniment, learn a jazz swing bass line, and master a variety of improv techniques.
In this workshop, we'll learn a fun swing arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Discover how to transform the lead sheet with different rhythms, bass lines, reharmonizations, and melodic fills.
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.
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 our most comprehensive jazz swing piano course, we'll learn how to play Autumn Leaves in a jazz swing style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, stylize the left hand, embellish the right hand melody, master a variety of improv & rhythm techniques, and more!
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!
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 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.
Learn how jazz pianists construct a solo in this note-for-note analysis workshop. Using the major turnaround, you'll understand how to elegantly combine rhythmic and melodic ideas.
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.
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.
Learn 10 approaches to accompany on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the best right hand chord options, 3 right hand rhythms, and 3 left hand bass line options.
Learn how to improvise jazz piano over the Extended Turnaround Progression. Learn 2 accompaniments, 13 improv techniques & exercises, & line building tips.
Learn how to improvise over the Extended Turnaround Progression, including 3 accompaniments, 4 right hand soloing techniques, and 6 piano improv exercises.
Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz style. Explore chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, and exercises for soloing.