Learn Jazz Piano Today

Rich piano chords, bass line and improvisation using a 12-bar blues. Take your piano playing to the next level.
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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2014 English

Course 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

What are the requirements?

  • A piano or keyboard (small or large)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Students of ANY level will benefit from this course. You just need the desire to learn the piano!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Lesson Materials
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
Section 2: Bassline
Introduction
Preview
03:26
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
Section 3: Melody
About The Virtual Keyboard
02:12
Melody
Preview
00:52
Melody Pt 2
03:20
Melody Pt 3
04:46
Melody Pt 4
05:51
First Ending
06:55
Second Ending
05:07
Section 4: Chord Voicing Basics
Rootless Chord Voicings
03:54
Building Chords
Preview
03:29
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
Section 5: Practice Techniques
Chunking Practice
05:35
Phrase Flow
02:29
Why You Should Sound Bad
04:16
Section 6: Improvisation
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
4 questions

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

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
Conclusion
Preview
04:43

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Instructor Biography

Willie Myette, 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.

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