Jazz Piano - Ultimate Beginners Course for Piano & Keyboard
What you'll learn
- How to understand and play jazz chords.
- Learn a variety of scales, patterns and exercises that you can use in piano improvisation and soloing.
- Chord voicings - Chords Extentions, 7-3 Chord Voicings, Rootless Chords, Quartal Harmony etc.
- Learn about comping on piano using a selection different rhythms.
- How to solo and improvise piano over the top of the classic II-V-I chord progression.
- Walking bass lines.
- Learn how to apply your new knowledge using excerpts from Jazz classic such as Autumn Leaves, Fly Me to the Moon, Cantaloupe Island and So What.
- All you need is a piano or keyboard.
Jazz Piano - The Ultimate Beginners Course for Piano & Keyboard will get you playing some cool jazz sounds in no time at all!
Most methods of learning Jazz piano don't cater for beginners. This course takes a fresh look at learning jazz by following simple steps that anyone can use.
It starts with the basics, and so you don't need any previous knowledge on the to be able to follow along. Even if you have learnt piano previously but would be considered a beginner in Jazz, this course is also suitable, as lot's of the methods throughout the course aren't taught in traditional/classical learning environments.
Want to be able to improvise Jazz on the piano?
Throughout the course you will learn specific scales and arpeggio's, and I have designed special exercises that build in difficulty as you progress, ultimately giving you the skills to be able to improvise over the top of classic jazz chord progressions.
Wouldn't it also be cool to be able to understand and play all those complicated jazzy chord symbols on lead/chord sheets?
Using simple and understandable methods, you'll learn all about jazz piano chords, chord extentions, quartal harmony, chord voicings and much more. We even take a look at some lead sheets (sometimes known as fake sheets) so you can see how you can make rich jazz piano sounds by just following chord symbols. You'll also learn about comping, exploring using different rhythms that you'll eventually be able to use with songs of your own choice.
One of the best ways to truly take on board what you are learning, is to apply it properly, and so throughout the course you will get the chance to learn excerpts from famous jazz songs such as Autumn Leaves (famously covered by Bill Evans), Fly Me to the Moon, Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island and So What by Miles Davis.
I have transcribed the scales/exercises and songs into piano notation for anyone who can read music, but again you don't need to be able to read piano sheet music to take the course as I have written out the names of the notes for those who can't.
Extra help with your learning!
The course comes with supplementary material in the form of PDF's that you can download and print off to have handy at your piano or keyboard. This way it makes it easier to practise the songs/exercises etc by being able to have them up on your music stand, as well as having the lesson info/chord finding methods easily accessible so you can continue to learn jazz piano outside of the course.
So why not enroll today, and learn jazz piano the easy way?!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of jazz piano.
Hi, I'm Arthur and I've been playing the piano for over 20 years. After achieving Grade 8 with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, I started touring as a session player in theatre shows all over the United Kingdom. As well as this I have lots of experience in recording studios, and with bands have played music all over the world, from the USA to Australia. I've been teaching Piano for 10 years now, and am an approved tutor with the City of York Arts Council.