Jazz Piano School 2.0 is coming! (October 7th, 2019, 7am est)

Flash cards, practice workouts, and improv analysis OH MY! Well it’s been a long time coming but Jazz Piano School 2.0 is finally right around the corner. More specifically…we will be opening our doors October 7th, 2019 @ 7am est to accept new students into our brand new website full of fun and jammed packed […]

Erroll Garner’s Swinging Lines on “I’ll Remember April” (LOTW #135)

Erroll Garner swings in a league of his own on his famous recording “Concert by the Sea.”  He treads the line between bebop and swing, and his chromatic and adventurous lines lead him to new destinations every time! https://youtu.be/iprk9P7g8is CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for […]

Keith Jarrett’s Ballad Stylings on “Danny Boy” (LOTW #134)

Keith Jarrett interprets the traditional Irish Ballad “Danny Boy” with a personal touch at this Tokyo solo concert from 2002.  He uses voicings that you don’t hear every day, some including major 9ths and passing tones. Note how he throws in his personal flair with a reharmonization in the 5th bar!  When compared to Bill […]

LOTW #133 – Bill Evans’ Rubato Stylings on “Danny Boy”

Bill Evans interprets the traditional ballad “Danny Boy” showcasing his elegant piano style and beautiful voicings. Note how he presents the melody with advanced harmonies and splits the voicings between two hands with the flexibility to maintain the melody. Bill Evans shows his mastery in this recording, the rest of this track is definitely worth […]

Keith Jarrett’s Fiery Opening Lick (LOTW #115)

This is a solo by a young Keith Jarrett during his professional debut on tour with Charles Lloyd in 1966. His fiery opening line became infamous because of his technical fluidity and his use of harmonic color.

What is a Bebop Scale? And Why Is It Important?

Are Bebop Scales the secret to unlocking the mystery of bebop improvisation for you? No. In order to truly sound authentic with bebop improvisation, you must develop a solid bebop vocabulary and incorporate staples of bebop phraseology such as: enclosures, chromaticism, triplets in between a string of eighth notes, and particular sounds like the altered […]

Killin’ Diminished Line Using Chord Scale Above Approaches (LOTW #113)

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Love this diminished pattern. Sounds fantastic and is pretty simple. Just approaching diminished chord tones from chord scale above using the whole half scale again. A little easier said than done! I get that. Enjoy! CLICK HERE TO GET […]