If you’re new to jazz piano… start here! These lessons cover the foundations of jazz theory including scales, triads, 7th chords & the mighty 251 progression.
In this course, we will explore the groove of Brazilian music. Taught by master pianist, composer, arranger, & educator – Jovino Santos Neto.
We explore the core elements of improvisation such as: chord tone soloing, approach patterns, target tones and chromatic passing tones.
We explore the chord voicings, baselines and rhythms and then we add these 3 components together to create our first Bossa Nova groove.
Extended chords are one of the hallmarks of jazz piano. We explore some useful extended chords and apply the voicings to 4 jazz standards.
We use the minor blues progression to explore pentatonic, blues scale, and modal improvisation. We apply these concepts to the famous tune “Mr P.C.”
An in-depth study of rootless chord voicings; we create rootless 251 progressions in major and minor keys & apply to 3 well-know jazz standards.
A selection of well-known festive arrangements. Share these jazzy Christmas tunes with your friends and family over the holiday season.
“How To Accompany Singers” is a vocal accompaniment course taught by Lyndol Descant – singer, jazz pianist, and composer based in Brooklyn, NYC.
The “5 Minute Masterclass” is a series of short & concise tutorials. PianoGroove Teachers share tips & tricks that took us years to figure out.
This course explores the altered chord tones: b9s, #9s, #11s, and #5s / b13s. We then create upper structure triads and apply to 4 famous jazz standards.
Chord substitutions allow you to add interesting variations to a common progression. We explore tritone subs, suspended chords & passing chords.
In this course we explore a range of voicings for major, minor and dominant chords. This will help you build full, solo piano arrangements.
Chords and scales share an intimate relationship. All chords imply a scale, and these scales are used extensively for jazz piano improvisation.
We explore slash chords, cluster voicings and upper structure triads variations to then apply these voicings to 5 well-known jazz standards.
Transcription is an essential step in learning to improvise. We cover the basics of transcription and transcribe a number of improvised lines and solos.
This course contains intermediate to early advanced level jass standard arrangements. These arrangments are all for solo piano performances.
Introductions are used to set the mood of a performance. We explore the theory and formulas and create killer intros for a number of jazz standards.
In this 6 lesson course, we’ll explore Tonal Harmony & Related Dominants with a unique approach to improvising over the Dominant – Tonic relationship.
This course covers walking bass, blues and gospel inspired jazz standards. We introduce the major blues scale to add soulful licks to your arrangements.
These lessons will prepare you for playing in a jazz band so that you know what to expect, and what is expected of you. Learn to comp and take a solo!
This course covers the foundations of jazz improvisation. We explore scales, arpeggios, chord tones, enclosures, approach patterns & swing rhythm.
Block chords and drop 2 style voicings were used extensively by jazz pianists such as George Shearing, Bill Evans, Barry Harris and Red Garland.
Diminished Harmony is a huge area of study for jazz piano. Diminished Scales are versatile scales that are used extensively in jazz improvisation.