Jazz Piano Improv Tricks
What you'll learn
- Timeless jazz improvisation approaches
- Harmonic jazz techniques
- Melodic jazz techniques
- Rhythmic jazz techniques
- Some prior experience playing jazz will be quite helpful, but the 'basics' class in this course should help bring novice students up to speed
- It's recommended that you know the basics chords and scales on the piano
Have you ever wondered how jazz musicians are able to articulate their improvised thoughts so quickly and with such conviction?
Whether you're hoping to solve this mystery, or simply add some more chops to your arsenal, these lessons offer an assortment of timeless jazz improvisation techniques that will surely keep your audience intrigued.
This course breaks down 13 timeless jazz improv techniques that will give you flexibility at your instrument. These lessons break down each concept individually so that you can combine them in unique ways and pinpoint your playing style.
If you stick to these concepts and really study them thoroughly your playing will improv drastically over the next year. Sure some of these lessons can be absorbed quickly, but improvisation is a game of internalization, not memorization. So take advantage of the included lifetime access to the course and get the most out of each lesson.
I've taught these concepts to my students for over 10 years. So what you're getting is a decade of refinement, laid out in 13 courses for the price of 1. This course would be my gift to myself 10 years ago...if it was available. Alas, it wasn't, so instead I hope it's of great use to you and your future as an improvisor!
Who this course is for:
- Primary: Intermediate level piano players
- Secondary: Intermediate level jazz players on other instruments (ex. trumpet or saxophone)
- Instrumentalists looking to improve their improvisation chops
- Theorists hoping to better understand the vocabulary of jazz improvisation
Josh Cook is a musician and composer who is proud to call Toronto his home. Here in the city his musical talents have flourished to career highs. While educating himself at York University Josh earned his master’s degree in music composition and performed in a local band called Cool Man Cool. The band's success earned them an opportunity to share the stage with the legendary Pharrell Williams (as N.E.R.D). Josh’s love for the studio blossomed while co-writing and producing Cool Man Cool's first full length studio album.
After Josh's minor success as a performing musician he began to focus on his true passion of digital composition and studio production. Josh has an extensive library of his own music, primarily within the electronic music genre, and he has worked with a number of other musicians including the local indie rock band Simcoe.
Josh’s never-ending creativity is not something he keeps to himself. For the past decade he has been teaching music and passing on his knowledge and skills to budding musicians throughout Toronto and the GTA.
Currently Josh is focusing his talents on a career in composing for film/video. Despite Josh’s love for audio he has always been inspired by the visual arts which provides him with the unique ability to bring images to life with his sonic creations.
Josh is now focusing his attention towards online courses, developing his social media presence, and composing music for media. His philosophy is "The more I learn, the more I teach. The more I teach, the more I learn".