1. Theory Lessons
- 1. 1Major Voicing Variations19:48
- 1. 2Minor Voicing Options26:00
- 1. 3Dominant Voicings Part 119:48
- 1. 4Dominant Voicings Part 218:20
2. Jazz Standard Studies
- 2. 1Autumn Leaves Ballad18:09
- 2. 2Autumn Leaves Medium Swing12:43
- 2. 3These Foolish Things Tutorial25:24
- 2. 4All The Things You Are29:48
- 2. 5You Don’t Know What Love Is24:03
- 2. 6I Didn’t Know What Time It Was24:59
- 2. 7Skylark Tutorial26:55
One of the challenges of playing solo jazz piano is being able to quickly find a voicing that works well underneath any melody note you could come across on a lead sheet.
In this course we systematically work through the main types of chords – major, minor and dominant – to identify and analyse the suitable voicings options available to you.
Starting with major chords, we explore voicings that work under each of the 7 notes of the Lydian Mode. When you come across a major chord on a lead sheet, the melody note will most likely be part of the Lydian Mode.
Next we study minor chord voicings in the same way by exploring the voicing options available to you underneath each note of the Dorian Mode.
The final theory lessons in this series focuses on dominant chord voicings. Dominant chords are much more complex than their major and minor counterparts and so there are many more variations in the options available to you.
We analyse dominant chord voicing options under almost every note of the chromatic scale. We also revisit theory on altered harmony and upper structure triads.
The course then moves onto practical application on 6 jazz standards. We create full solo piano arrangements for all of the tunes and incorporate the voicings covered in the theory lessons.