Learn Jazz Piano Today
4.5 (393 ratings)
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Learn Jazz Piano Today

Rich piano chords, bass line and improvisation using a 12-bar blues. Take your piano playing to the next level.
4.5 (393 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,767 students enrolled
Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 7/2018
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Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 article
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn a 12-bar blues bass line
  • Learn professional jazz chords
  • Learn how to play chords (comping) along with a bassline
  • Learn how to improvise over the blues
  • Create your own improvisation licks (create your own music)
  • Practice tips to learn faster
Requirements
  • A piano or keyboard (small or large)
Description

In this course you’ll learn rhythms, chords, accompaniments, improvisation and other techniques commonly used by jazz pianists. This course is built off of the PianoWithWillie method which combines both foundational and fun’dational elements to create a well-rounded, self-expressive pianist.

Our Snapshot Series allows you to quickly absorb a style of music into your playing. Each course is designed to be comprehensive in its approach. You’ll learn:

  • Essential Rhythms that help you to learn the style
  • Easily Create Chords that sound professional
  • Accompaniment Patterns which allow you to quickly absorb the style
  • Technique Exercises to improve your touch, dexterity and speed at the piano
  • Both reading and ear training lessons to improve your music-reading skills and ear
  • How to break down improvisation so that it is easy to get started fast
  • Licks, patterns and runs that help you sound more professional from the start
Who this course is for:
  • Students of ANY level will benefit from this course. You just need the desire to learn the piano!
Course content
Expand all 44 lectures 03:19:11
+ Lesson Materials
4 lectures 03:04
Sheet Music
7 pages

Slower tempo

Play Along Track 1
01:39

Faster tempo

Play Along Track 2
01:15

This is the MIDI file of the bassline and melody. This is the ONLY MIDI file for this lesson. To play MIDI files, I'd suggest searching for software on Google. Try searching for "midi player for mac" or "midi player for windows"

MIDI File
00:10
+ Bassline
7 lectures 24:44
Bassline
01:00
Bassline Pt 2
04:10
Bassline Pt 3
04:47
Bassline Pt 4
03:51
Bassline Pt 5
04:39
Bassline Pt 6
02:51
+ Melody
7 lectures 29:03
About The Virtual Keyboard
02:12
Melody Pt 2
03:20
Melody Pt 3
04:46
Melody Pt 4
05:51
First Ending
06:55
Second Ending
05:07
+ Chord Voicing Basics
9 lectures 49:39
Rootless Chord Voicings
03:54
Chord Tensions
05:34
A Voicing B Voicing
05:27
Chord quiz
4 questions
Ben's Blues Chord Voicings
07:04
Syncopation and Comping
07:47
Bassline & Chords m 1-6
03:33
Bassline & Chords m 7-12
04:33
Gaining Freedom with Comping
08:18
+ Practice Techniques
3 lectures 12:20
Chunking Practice
05:35
Phrase Flow
02:29
Why You Should Sound Bad
04:16
+ Improvisation
14 lectures 01:13:21
Play-along Tracks
00:38
Pentatonic Scale
02:15
Blues Scale
03:53
Grace Notes
02:44
Vocalize Rhythms
04:36
Creating Licks
02:43
Scale Blocks
03:29

Test your knowledge of the scales used in the improvisation section.

Scale quiz
4 questions
Minor Pentatonic Licks
05:28
Blues Scale Licks
07:32
12-Bar Blues Copy/Paste
07:15
Head-Solo-Head
04:55
Playing/Resting
04:38

Learning the bassline along with the melody.

Bonus Lesson - Melody with Bassline
18:32