Learn Jazz Piano Today
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
- A piano or keyboard (small or large)
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 Jazzedge 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
This course will teach you jazz piano as well as the blues. You'll learn a full 12 bar blues while also learning how to improvise.
Jazz piano is important because it is a significant and influential genre of music that has shaped the course of musical history. Jazz music, in general, emerged in the early 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States and quickly spread throughout the world, influencing other musical styles and cultures.
Piano has played a significant role in the development of jazz, with many of the most celebrated jazz musicians, including Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Herbie Hancock, being pianists. Jazz piano is characterized by its improvisational nature, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms. It often features intricate and challenging solos and requires a high level of technical proficiency.
Jazz piano has influenced and been influenced by many other genres of music, including classical, blues, and rock. It has also served as a source of inspiration for many other musicians and artists. Studying jazz piano can enhance a musician's technical ability and improvisational skills, as well as their understanding of music theory and composition. It can also deepen their appreciation and understanding of the history and cultural significance of jazz.
Who this course is for:
- Students of ANY level will benefit from this course. You just need the desire to learn the piano!
Willie has toured both the U.S. and Europe as clinician and performer. He is a graduate of the well renowned Berklee College of Music. He has studied in New York with Fred Hersch and in Boston with Ray Santisi. Willie has produced three recordings as bandleader and his music, has been featured radio stations nationwide and headlined at the famed SXSW music festival.
Willie is also the founder of Jazzedge Academy, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Pop and Funk styles of piano, keyboard and organ...online.
The Jazzedge method has taught students from all around the globe. By combining foundational and fun'dational elements, Willie's students are able to learn how to become a self-expressive pianist very quickly.
"I learned as a kid that the best part of learning the piano is playing the piano." says Willie. Using the Jazzedge method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.