Each of the below Jazz Piano Lessons introduces a particular concept found in Jazz. As well as explaining the underlying idea, I give examples of how the theory applies in practice.
The lessons are further subdivided into modules covering specific aspects of Jazz. As such, they start from a beginner level and gradually build up towards more advanced topics. These Jazz Piano Lessons cover everything you need to know to appreciate and play Jazz. By the end of these tutorials you should have a solid understanding of Jazz, and with enough practice be able to competently improvise and 'comp over any Jazz song.
Please also note that this website is a perennial work-in-progress.
I will continue to add more Jazz Piano Lessons in the future to cover more topics and concepts. Upon finishing the above modules, you should be capable of analysing, appreciating, and with a bit of practice playing any Jazz song you come across. You should hopefully be comfortable with the underlying Jazz Theory, know a few Jazz Standards, and be able to recognise each of the major Jazz Genres. The hard part is now up to you. Good Luck! If you've found these lessons helpful and enjoyable, please consider donating.
Skip to content Jazz Piano Lessons. Swing vs Straight. Beginner Jazz Tips.
How to make 10 II V I licks with a Gm7 arpeggio
Jazz for Beginners. Intro to Jazz. Available Tensions. Shell Chords.
Ii vi jazz licks pdf
Chord Substitution. Passing Chords. Secondary Chords.
II V I GUITAR LICKS - JAZZ GUITAR LICKS AND SCALES over II V I
Borrowed Chords. Suspended Chords. Phrygian Chords. Slash Chords. Harmonic Rhythm. Chord-Scale System. Scales over Chords.
Minor ii V i Chords
Melodic Minor Modes. Bebop Scales. Wholetone Scale. Diminished Scale. Pentatonic Scale.
5 Woody Shaw ii-V-I Licks
Augmented Scale. Minor Scales. Selecting Scales. Tritone Sub. Counting Scales. Synthetic Scales. Creating Tension. Playing Inside.
What Are Jazz Guitar Licks
Guide Tones. Embellishing the Melody. Avoid Notes. Dissonant Intervals. Passing Notes.
Cycled Patterns. Symmetrical Scales. Displacing the Melody. Improvisation Tips. Chord Mapping. Improvisational Approaches. Sheets of Sound. Build an Improvisation. Analyse a Jazz Solo. Chordal Improvisation. Improvisation Exercises.
Improvisation Stages. Rootless Voicings. Monk Voicings.
Powell Voicings. Three Note Voicings. Open Voicings. So What Chord. Barron Chord.
Hancock Chord. Quartal Voicings. Upper Structures. Locked Hands. Advanced Locked Hands. Combining Chord Voicings. Chord Voicing Rules. How to Comp. Walking Bass-lines. Minimum Requirements. Jam Sessions. Tone Clusters. How to Play Jazz Piano.
Comp for a Vocalist. When to Use Voicings. Stride Piano.
Tim Robinson Guitarist
Common Chord Progressions. Circle of Fifths. Minor II-V-I. Rhythm Changes. Coltrane Changes. II-V-I and Functionality. Bird Changes. Line Cliches.
Constant Structures. Lead Sheets. Practicing Jazz. Voice Leading.
II V I Jazz Guitar Licks
Harmonic Analysis. Contiguous ii-V's.
Disguised Chords. Make a song 'Jazzy'.