Learn 2 essential runs that you can use on any jazz tune. You’ll learn 2 stock runs, the Cocktail Jazz Run and the Blues Run.
In the October 2019 Halloween Collaboration, our talented PWJ students improvised with Jonny while he played a spooky accompaniment! Each of you did a fantastic job with your improvisations! You can participate in future collaborations by clicking here.
In this piano lesson, you are going to learn how to play 3 Blues Piano Fire Licks and Riffs so that you can take your blues piano improv to a whole new level. What is a Blues Piano Fire Lick? A Blues Piano Fire Lick is a highly energetic, repetitive lick that you play in … Continue reading “Learn to Play 3 Blues Piano FIRE LICKS & Riffs”
Learn 3 essential blues piano Fire Licks that you can use in your blues improvisation, including double slide licks, triplet licks, and rolled licks.
Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz piano style. We’ll cover chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, chord pops, fills, turns, & exercises for soloing.
Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz piano style. We’ll cover chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, 3 exercises for soloing.
In the November 2019 Student Assessment, Jonny reviewed student video submissions and provided personalized feedback and guidance. To submit your video for our next Student Assessment go to the Shows Page and click Student Assessment under the Student Engagement Portal.
In the November 2019 Q&A, Jonny answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general.
Get ready to learn to play ragtime piano with the former Disneyland Main Street Ragtime Pianist, Johnny Hodges! In this lesson, Johnny Hodges shows you: The Triplet Rag Roll Forward Rag Rolls Reverse Rag Roll Combined Rag Roll Ragtime Ornament The Wolfe Whistle Effect 6 Essential Ragtime Exercises All of this will help you transform … Continue reading “Learn to Play Ragtime Piano in 7 Easy Steps”
Learn 6 essential ragtime piano exercises, including forward roll, reverse roll, combined roll, triplet roll, & ornament exercises, plus the wolf whistle effect.
This month, we released 3 new courses, 5 Quick Tips, 8 smart sheets, the Johnny Hodges Interview, and published the Bossa Nova Student Collaboration. View the Courses Watch the Quick Tips Start the Smartsheets Congratulations to our Student of the month, Ido Bernstein!
The Sad Ending, Big Band, & Count Basie Endings
The Country & Fan Ending
Melody Spotlight 1 & 2
Walk Up Turns & Parallel Gospel Scale
Walk Up Triplets and Ornament Endings
Learn 10 essential jazz & blues piano outros and endings for intermediate & advanced players that you can use on just about any lead sheet or fake book song.
Want to improvise Cocktail Jazz Piano? In today’s jazz piano lesson, you’re going to learn 3 exercises to master Cocktail Jazz Piano improv so that you can play more interesting improvisations. Unfortunately for most students, they learn a few chords and a scale and are told “just make stuff up with this”. Talk about a … Continue reading “3 Exercises to Master Cocktail Jazz Piano”
Learn 3 essential exercises to master Cocktail Jazz Piano over the Turnaround Progression. We explore shells, rootless voicings, the Major Blues Scale (gospel scale), 8th notes, triplets, and slides.
Learn 10 essential jazz & blues piano outros and endings for beginner/intermediate players that you can use on just about any lead sheet or fake book song.