Online Jazz Piano Lessons from PianoGroove.com
PianoGroove jazz piano lessons can be broadly split into 2 categories: theory lessons and jazz standard lessons. The theory lessons cover the fundamentals of jazz piano including basic scales and chords, common progressions such as major 251s and minor 251s and also chord extensions and alterations. The jazz standard lessons apply the theory in a practical context and show you how to build an arrangement from a lead sheet.
All PianoGroove tutorials are planned, recorded and edited based on 3 core principles:
Our online jazz piano lessons start with a thorough explanation of the topic covered. We pay special attention to the pacing of the lesson and ensure that the material is covered slowly enough for you to fully digest the key points. All lessons begin with simple examples and the difficulty gradually increases throughout the lesson.
PianoGroove's unique 3-part layout provides the best visual quality on the web. The Synchronized Light-Up Midi Keyboard gives you instant clarity into dense voicings so you can always see which notes are being played. Our In-Video Notation allows you to gain deeper insight into the material covered and relate the theory to chord symbols, shapes and progressions.
Perhaps the most valuable feature of PianoGroove. All jazz piano lessons are applied to common chord changes so that you understand how to use the theory in a practical context. The goal for many students is to pick up a fake book and just play from lead sheets. Whether you are playing solo piano, or with a band or jazz trio, this skill is invaluable.
Over 20 Free Jazz Piano Lessons!
JAZZ PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
JAZZ PIANO CHORDS
JAZZ STANDARD LESSONS
PianoGroove Pro Member Lessons
PianoGroove Pro is an online jazz piano course that covers more detailed and advanced topics. These jazz piano tutorials are focused towards intermediate students who understand the basics and want to take their playing to the next level. The pro lessons on chords and voicings delve deeper into altered jazz harmony. Altered voicings are usually associated with the minor 251 progression but we can also apply altered jazz chords to any major 251 progression. Adding these alterations will spice up the sound of major 251s and create more interest in your playing.
An important area of study in altered harmony is upper structure triads. Sometimes abbreviated to upper structures, these two handed voicings are the most effective way to learn and memorise chord shapes for complex altered dominant sounds. Other lessons in this series cover advice and guidance for practicing upper structures and also a dedicated lesson on applying upper structures to jazz standards.
BUILDING AN ARSENAL OF CHORD VOICINGS
UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHORDS & SCALES