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Explore 5 levels of piano chord substitution techniques for all playing levels including diatonic subs, secondary dominants, 2-5-1's and more!
Play lounge jazz piano to create the perfect mood whenever people gather. This sophisticated blend of bebop & blues is the perfect ambience for any occasion.
How do jazz legends develop a powerful command of jazz piano skills? Not without a plan! Explore the 5 Pillars in our Jazz Piano Practice Guide.
An essential guide for beginners pianists to master all diatonic chords in 3 months and play beautiful diatonic chord progressions on piano.
This month we celebrate the contributions of Herbie Hancock to jazz as a living art form with inspiring quotes, must-see performances and more!
Discover how to improvise jazz piano with the half-whole diminished scale (or "dominant diminished"), including scale exercises in all 12 keys.
Everything you need to know about reharmonization—what it is, how to do it, modern techniques, examples, exercises, charts and more!
Discover best practices in piano accompaniment for singers while exploring Erroll Garner's timeless jazz standard, "Misty."
Learn how to play Pachelbel's famous canon in D in 5 easy steps on the piano! Make it your own using its beautiful melodies and chords.
A PWJ tribute to the life and legacy of International Jazz Hero Beegie Adair, whose inspiring jazz piano career stretched over 6 decades! In honor of some of the great contributors to jazz as an art form, this blog recognizes Beegie Adair, an American jazz pianist and bandleader whose influence and talent resonated with jazz enthusiasts all over the world.
To play piano with an original sound think "stylization, not complication." Here are 10 ways to spice up a simple piano chord progression.
You've learned professional jazz piano voicings, but now what? Explore adding countermelody and tensions with beautiful inner voice movement.
Minimize your improv materials to maximize your results. Explore 5 techniques for all levels to improvise on piano with just 1 scale!
Learn 6 essential jazz piano chord voicings used by Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, George Shearing, and McCoy Tyner.
Drawing inspiration from world-renowned musicians, this blog explores less common approaches to practicing that can help you break out of a rut. Some of the "off instrument" techniques could even help you double your practice time.
Discover how the path to reaching your full potential as a musician includes using your head, hands and heart. Each of these areas are a unique focus in practice, and work together synergistically to create meaningful progress.
Learn essential techniques for beginner jazz piano accompaniment on one of the most iconic jazz forms of all time—Gerswhin's "I Got Rhythm."
Look for a fresh perspective on improv? Learn to use piano chord shapes to create beautiful improv lines that sound interesting and organic.
Capture the breathless charm of Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight" that has made it one of the most popular piano ballads of all time.
Learn to play authentic New Orleans blues piano in the style of Dr. John, Fats Domino, and Professor Longhair. There's a party in this lesson!
Learn to embellish any tune like a pro by adding rich passing chords with the tritone substitution technique—a complete guide for all levels.