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Jazz Piano Lessons: 1 Fundamentals

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Overview

Learn how to play jazz piano. Discover how to tackle the F7 blues, bop scales, use approach patterns, and more.

Learn how to play jazz piano. Join Grammy-winning keyboardist George Whitty as he helps you get started as a jazz pianist. George helps you tackle the F7 blues, so that you can quickly start playing a recognizable jazz line. He also discusses the importance of time in jazz, as well as scales—in particular, bop scales—that keep you in sync with the harmony in a unique way. In addition, George covers using approach patterns and comping with your left hand with guide tones.

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

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. Jazz Basics
  • Prerequisites
  • The blues in F
2. Essential Jazz Scales: 1
  • Essential jazz scales: The F7 bop scale
  • Practicing the F7 bop scale
  • Practicing the F7 bop scale as jazz, part 1
  • Practicing the F7 bop scale as jazz, part 2
3. Approach Pattern: 1
  • Approach pattern 1
  • Practicing approach pattern 1, part 1
  • Practicing approach pattern 1, part 2
  • Approach pattern 1: Putting it all together
4. Essential Jazz Scales: 2
  • Essential jazz scales: The B flat 7 bop scale
  • Essential jazz scales: The G minor 7 bop scale
  • Essential jazz scales: The C7 bop scale
  • Practicing the three new bop scales
  • Approach pattern 1: Using the three new scales
  • Put it on the blues, part 1
  • Put it on the blues, part 2
5. Guide Tones
  • Guide tones
  • Practicing guide tones, part 1
  • Practicing guide tones, part 2

Taught by

George Whitty

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