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This month we celebrate the contributions of Herbie Hancock to jazz as a living art form with inspiring quotes, must-see performances and more!

Everything you need to know about reharmonization—what it is, how to do it, modern techniques, examples, exercises, charts and more!

Everything you need to know about reharmonization—what it is, how to do it, modern techniques, examples, exercises, charts and more!

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.

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 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.

Intro & Outro

Melody & Variation

Adding Swing Feel

Adding the 3rd & 7th

Adding the 5th & 9th

All About That Bass

7th Chords

Solo Techniques & Exercises

Putting it All Together

Chord Reharmonization & Fills

Minimize your improv materials to maximize your results. Explore 5 techniques for all levels to improvise on piano with just 1 scale!

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.

In this course, we'll create an advanced arrangement of the popular tune - Canon in D. We'll start by reviewing the melodies & chords. Then we'll learn a variety of accompaniment patterns, melodic embellishments, colorful chords, and soloing techniques. Lastly, we'll learn how to play this tune with other instrumentalists.

In this course, we'll create an advanced arrangement of the popular tune - Canon in D. We'll start by reviewing the melodies & chords. Then we'll learn a variety of accompaniment patterns, melodic embellishments, colorful chords, and soloing techniques. Lastly, we'll learn how to play this tune with other instrumentalists.

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