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Jazz Piano: 4 Tunes & Practice Routines

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Learn how to play jazz piano. Discover new jazz piano techniques and bolster the skills that you already have in your toolkit.

Explore songs and practice routines that can help to enhance your jazz piano skills. In this course—the fourth in a series focusing on learning how to play jazz piano—learn new jazz piano techniques and bolster the skills that you already have in your toolkit. Grammy-winning keyboardist George Whitty shows how to play a Miles Davis song—"Tune Up"—that has 2-5-1 progressions in three different keys. As you tackle this piece, George helps you practice pentatonic scales and shows how to play upper structure triads on the classic tune. He also demonstrates how to play "Tune Up" using everything you've learned in previous lessons, as well as how to use your right hand to play over altered dominant chords.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. "Tune Up"
  • "Tune up"
  • Pentatonics for “Tune Up”
  • Practicing the new pentatonics
  • Two-handed comping using tune up
2. Essential Jazz Scales 5
  • Essential jazz scales: C7, F7, and Bb major 7 bop scales
  • Practicing these scales as a cadence
3. Putting It All Together: "Tune Up"
  • “Tune Up” – putting it all together, part 1
  • “Tune Up” – putting it all together, part 2
4. ”Funk in C”
  • “Funk in C”
5. Putting It All Together: 2-5-1
  • The complete I-VI-II-V cycle, part 1
  • The complete I-VI-II-V cycle, part 2
  • Putting it all together – playing on I-VI-II-V
6. Altered Dominant Scales
  • Altered dominant scales, part 1
  • Altered dominant scales, part 2
  • Altered dominant scales, part 3
  • Practicing altered dominant scales

Taught by

George Whitty

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