Learn Jazz Piano Today
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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.
4.4 (57 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,052 students enrolled
Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 2/2014
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • Students of ANY level will benefit from this course. You just need the desire to learn the piano!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 44 Lectures Collapse All 44 Lectures 02:59:29
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Lesson Materials
5 Lectures 02:54
Sheet Music
2 pages

12 Bars Blues
1 page

Ben's Blues Improvisation
3 pages

Play Along Track 1
01:39

Play Along Track 2
01:15
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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
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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
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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
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Practice Techniques
3 Lectures 12:20
Chunking Practice
05:35

Phrase Flow
02:29

Why You Should Sound Bad
04:16
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Improvisation
13 Lectures 54:49
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

About the Instructor
Willie Myette
4.6 Average rating
138 Reviews
1,535 Students
23 Courses
Professional pianist, creator of the PianoWithWillie method

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.

Willie is also the founder of PianoWithWillie, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel Piano and more online.

The PianoWithWillie 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 PianoWithWillie method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.