A Handy Pattern by Herbie Hancock from “Toys” (LOTW #254)

Herbie Hancock often has some handy devices which he uses to easily get around the keyboard. Here is one from “Toys” off his album “Speak Like a Child.” Enjoy! https://youtu.be/OvwPYwq8aqQ CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LICK BOOK (UPDATED MONTHLY) If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick Of The Week you would like us […]

Red Garland Shows Us How He Plays the Blues (LOTW #253)

Red Garland is known for his bebop language, but here is a prime example of how he can lay down some blues playing! Check out this opening line from “Prelude Blues” off the album Live at the Prelude Vol. 1. https://youtu.be/W12TLbCjOzA CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LICK BOOK (UPDATED MONTHLY) If you have questions or […]

3 Different Solo Piano Registers and What To Play In Each

This podcast lesson is based on the education I taught for my brand new Accelerator program. It breaks down the piano into 3 different registers when playing solo piano and will tell you exactly what to do and play in each of them. This information is a MUST have for anyone looking to excel solo piano performance.

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A Blazing Intro by Bud Powell on “Sweet Georgia Brown” (LOTW #260)

Bud Powell was known for his ability to play tunes in a blazing bebop jazz style. “Sweet Georgia Brown” was often used as a vehicle to show how fast the best musicians could play. Check out Bud’s blazing intro to this tune from his record Jazz Giant (1954). Enjoy! https://youtu.be/faSjyWbJBQM CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL […]

This 3-6-2-5 Exercise Will Take Your Improv To The Next Level

This podcast lesson will show you how you can use to improve your improvisation over any tune in any key using this one simple exercise. By practicing improvising over 3-6-2-5 chord progressions in this manner, you will improve how quickly and fluently you can come up with lines over standard jazz chord changes. You’ll be playing great lines in no time!

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The #1 Solo Piano Mistake Happening Right Now

Download: MP3 Audio33 MB Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Besides me teaching the students inside my new Accelerator program, I’m getting taught as well. I get an up close and personal look at why students are NOT making the progress they want. And inside today’s podcast I’m going to reveal the #1 mistake that students are making […]

How To Magically Make Beginner Improvisation Sound Excellent

No matter how much you know, making simple improvisation sound great continues to be the name of the game. If you blow 8th notes for days, it’s not music. It’s an exercise. Making music is about development, texture, musicality and more. Learn all about making simple improvisation sound great in this podcast.

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Learn From The Classical Side Of Bill Evans

If you want to sound like Bill Evans, you have treat the “classical” end of the spectrum with equal respect and time as the jazz process. When you do this, You can learn to play from the same basic framework as Bill yet sound completely individual.

3 Solo Piano Steps Everyone Needs To Learn

The last live stream I did went so well that I had to turn it into a podcast. These 3 solo piano steps are an absolute must practice in order to play solo piano well. I also talk about the critical 2 categories you should group tunes into in order to confidently know how to approach all tunes. Enjoy!

3 Functional Jazz Piano Skills Every Musician Should Know

When it comes to jazz piano, there is a myriad of techniques, voicings, and approaches which one can study. This doesn’t mean that not everyone can play jazz piano! In this podcast, we’ve boiled it down to 3 functional techniques which you can use to play jazz piano. Follow along to find out what they are!