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Harmony Drills Discover drills and exercises to improve your knowledge of jazz harmony. There are harmonic drills can be completed at the piano, and also away from the piano. Find out more in the treads below. PDF Practice Plans Download PDF practice plans to supercharge your practice sessions. The information threads below are organised by course and contain links to our practice-focused video series. Vocal Accompaniment Find tips, advice, & guidance from our voice & piano expert, Lyndol Descant. Learn the art of vocal accompaniment & practice your skills with our vocal play-a-long tracks. Improvisation Exercises Transcription is when we listen to a recording and work out the notes and rhythms using our ears. This is one of the most effective ways to learn to improvise. These listening assignments will teach you to hear and identify melodies, chords, and common cadences.
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Weekly Transcription / Improvisation Exercises - Beginner 7 March 23, 2019
Weekly Transcription / Improvisation Exercises - Intermediate 19 March 24, 2019
Weekly Transcription / Improvisation Exercises - Advanced 5 March 24, 2019
Singer's Corner - Your Range 1 April 16, 2019
Share Your Music, Recordings, & Performances :musical_note: 172 June 19, 2018
Singer's Corner - Breath Work 3 April 7, 2019
Share & Discover Vocal Recordings 8 March 27, 2019
Course on Accompanying Singers 68 February 1, 2018
Transposing Songs - "The Nearness Of You" 11 March 29, 2019
Singing Pianist - Practice Shortcuts 1 April 8, 2019
How to write transcription with some notation software in a good way 7 March 29, 2019
Welcome To Our Improvisation/Transcription Section - Please Read

Hey I’m Tuomo Uusitalo, musician and composer, originally from Finland but currently residing in NYC. Many of you might already know me from my lessons here on PianoGroove. I’m excited to have this forum section to conn…

10 March 29, 2019
#3 - Rootless Voicings Practice Planner 5 November 23, 2018
How To Practice 'The Difficult Keys' 8 March 20, 2019
Study One-To-one With Tuomo

Private Lessons With Tuomo Though Piano Groove provides all the material you will need to develop your piano skills, I know, from my own experience, that it is extremely helpful to have a personal instructor, to guide th…

2 March 29, 2019
Study One-To-One With Lyndol

Private Lessons With Lyndol I offer both face-to-face and online private lessons. Though I intend to provide all you need through the PianoGroove site, I know from my own experiences as a musician that there are times wh…

1 March 27, 2019
Welcome To Our Vocal Accompaniment Section - Please Read

Hey I’m Lyndol Descant, musician and composer, originally from Texas but currently teaching and gigging actively in Brooklyn and greater NYC. Many of you might already know me from my lessons here on PianoGroove. I’m ex…

1 March 27, 2019
Behind The Scenes With Lyndol 1 November 26, 2018
#2 - Chord Extensions Practice Planner 13 November 4, 2018
#1 - Jazz Piano Foundations Practice Planner 18 November 9, 2018
Identifying the m9 chords using the circle of fifths 3 March 2, 2019
Minor 251 Scale Degree Exercise 4 February 26, 2019
How to memorize harmony of a tune? 6 November 12, 2018
A possible source of supplemental material 2 February 27, 2019
Practicing Minor Scales 6 February 18, 2019
PIerre practice routine in video, challenges 77 November 20, 2018
Buying the fake book 3 January 22, 2019
Lets create a practice group! 23 October 27, 2018
Practice Plan For Time, Improvisation, & Comping 3 December 30, 2018
Course Demonstration by Lyndol & Hayden :microphone: 12 November 17, 2018