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Online Course

Learn Jazz Piano: I. Begin with the Blues

Goldsmiths University of London via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn to play jazz piano, from the blues to a jazz standard.

This online course is the first of four on playing jazz piano. It is aimed at playing modern jazz piano in a group context. It’s ideal if you can already play the piano, play your scales and have a basic ability to read music. The course utilises an overhead camera to show you exactly what is being played. So firstly it is a “How To” course: “Watch what is being played - now try it yourself”. In addition it relies on using “playalongs”, that is pre-recorded bass and drum tracks which you can play along with. The course concentrates on the blues first and then looks at playing a jazz standard.

This course is for any interested pianist, but may be of particular interest to university or college piano students studying music.

You’ll need to have access to a piano or keyboard and a computer, tablet or smart phone set up next to it.

Taught by

Ray d'Inverno

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    Katerina C.

    Katerina is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I've always wanted to learn jazz piano techniques but thought they were too complicated. There are so many scales and some teachers go too deep into music theory which for me is a major turn-off. Finally, I found a perfect course and an amazing instructor. I'm on week 2 at the moment and so far I'm a big fan of how the information is presented. I was able to play simple jazz impro using the American Blues scale after the first week!

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