Here you can find quick reference links to our sheet music on the foundations of music.
View resources to master scales - the building blocks of music.
Review the notes and fingerings for all major and minor scales through the circle of 5ths. Majors are presented with the relative minor scales.
Learn a variety of scales to get started with improvisation over major and minor chords. After covering common progressions, you'll discover the tips and tricks to improvise with confidence.
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.
View resources to master triads and 7th chords
Learn all your triads in all 12 keys. You will discover the modifications made to each chord with the changing 3rd intervals. This is essential for any student who wants to play lead sheets and improve quickly.
Learn all of the Major Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the "flat" shapes, "triangle" shapes, and "V" shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.
Learn all of the Minor Chord Inversions based on chord shapes. See the "flat" shapes, "triangle" shapes, and "V" shape chords. Then cover the remaining 3.
Learn all 7th chord types in all 12 keys: Major, Minor, Dominant, Half-Diminished, and Fully Diminished. These chords are the main building blocks for interpreting lead sheets in a variety of styles.
Learn all your Major 7th Chords using ascending, descending, blocked, and arpeggiated exercises. Master 7th Chord inversions around the cycle of 5ths.
Learn 17 essential exercises for practicing all 12 minor 7 chords, including block chord, broken chords, patterns, inversions, and progressions.
Master your Dominant 7th chords with 17 exercises to easily play them all. We'll explore each chord from multiple angles, including the Circle of 5ths, chromatically, with inversions, & progressions.
Learn 48 exercises to master your diatonic 7th chords in all 12 keys, including blocked and broken exercises.
Demystify chord extensions with this comprehensive theory course on learning the most common extensions over major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords.
Learn the most common chord alterations for dominant chords. Discover helpful tricks for finding each alteration, and practice them with exercises in 2 positions.
View resources to master jazz chords and voicings
Practice your rootless chord voicings in the "A position" over the 251 progression in every key. For this exercise, the chords are played in both hands to get comfortable with each of the notes.
Practice your rootless chord voicings in the “A position” over the 251 progression in every key. For this exercise, the chords are played in the right hand while the left hand plays the root of the chord.
Learn and master block voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up the scale in every key to deeply understand the construction of this classic sound.
Learn and master drop 2 voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up the scale in every key to become confident applying these beautiful voicings on songs.
Learn and master quartal voicings on each chord type including major, minor, and dominant. Practice each voicing up & down the scale in every key to internalize this modern jazz sound.
View resources to master essential jazz progressions
Master the most important chord progression in jazz, the 2-5-1 progression, with 5 piano exercises using 7th chords in all 12 keys and in all inversions.
Master the minor 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys and all inversions using 7th chords.
Learn the essential exercises to master chord extensions and alterations on the 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys. We cover the most commons voicings using the 9, 11, and 13, along with their alterations.
Learn how to play rootless voicings in the A and B position for each chord type, along with 2 essential exercises using the 2-5-1 progression.
Learn the essential building blocks of Jazz harmony with chord shells and guide tones. Master these piano voicings with exercises for major, dominant, and minor 7th chords in all 12 keys to build your foundation for advanced jazz harmony.
Learn 4 note voicings over the major and minor 251 patterns in 2 positions. This sheet applies drop 2 and quartal harmony with common jazz extensions on all 12 keys.
View resources to master lead sheets
Learn how to play lead sheets using 7th chords on piano, including 8 lead sheet songs, chord inversions, and how to add right hand harmony notes.
Learn how to transform a lead sheet with chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmonies. Using 8 common chord progressions, you'll understand how to apply these techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound.