Learn how to play piano like an Orchestra

How to Play the Piano like an Orchestra

Do you ever feel tired of using the same techniques in your piano playing over and over? This week’s podcast lesson can help you shake things up by thinking of the piano as an orchestra. Great players such as Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, and Roland Hanna all had this technique in common: they played the piano like an arranger would write for an orchestra! Check out these techniques, and you might find some to incorporate into your own playing.

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Learn these Practice Tips and Exercises for Piano Blues Riffs

Piano Blues Riffs: Practice Tips and Exercises

You can’t get very far without actually practicing. That’s why in this podcast episode, we take a “Practice Workout” directly from inside our members area and give it to you on practicing blues riffs! It’s a great one and I know you’ll love it!

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How to Play Bossa Nova Piano Accompaniment

How to Play Bossa Nova Piano Accompaniment (Ep: 203)

When playing a bossa nova, what is the best way to accompany a solo instrument in a latin jazz style? Look no further, this video will give you a clear step-by-step tutorial on how to do it right! Follow along as we explore the music of A. C. Jobim in this week’s podcast.

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Learn how to improvise polyphonic lines

Improvising Polyphonic Lines (Ep: 202)

We pianists often imitate the voice or horn when improvising, but in this lesson we explore the capabilities unique to the piano. Playing lines with 1, 2, and all the way up to 6 notes at a time! Once you start exploring this area of improvisation, a whole new world of concepts will open up to you.

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Bebop Secrets: How to Use Approach Notes

Bebop Secrets: How to Use Approach Notes (Ep: 201)

Are you wondering how to capture the real sound of Bebop in your jazz playing? Tune into this week’s podcast as we reveal how to use approach notes to sound like the best bebop pianists. This simple exercise will add a new dimension to your improvising!

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Experience Emmet Cohen's Like Someone in Love Analysis

Emmet Cohen – Like Someone In Love Analysis (Ep: 200)

Go to https://jazzpianoschool.com/podcast200 for a collection of ALL of our previous podcast materials bundled into one, easy, pdf.

On our celebratory, 200th podcast, special guest, Emmet Cohen joins us to do an analysis lesson video of his own arrangement on “Like Someone In Love”. At a young age, Emmet Cohen is already carving out a place for himself among the jazz piano greats and leaving a special legacy behind. His current project, “Masters Legacy Series”, a celebratory set of recordings and interviews honoring ledgendary jazz musicians, is getting amazing reviews while contributing to jazz education and jazz history.

His accomplishments and awards could fill up a whole page but he was recently the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Wards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association.

For more information on Emmet Cohen, go to, https://emmetcohen.com.

In this podcast, Emmet is going to be giving a lesson analysis on his own gorgeous arrangment of, “Like Someone In Love” which you can see by clicking on this link here.

He answers our questions and provides and amazing amount of knowledge and helpful jazz piano education in this video.

Let’s check it out!

If you have questions or suggestions for a podcast lesson you would like us to do, please leave them in the comments down below.

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Learn Diatonic 4ths Guided Practice

Diatonic 4ths Guided Practice (Ep: 199)

Simple 15-20 minute routine to get 4th chords under your fingers!

In this podcast, we walk you through a simple practice routine to get the powerful diatonic 4th chords ingrained into your musical concept. With consistent practice of these exercises, your fingers will naturally start falling into beautiful shapes based on 4ths.

If you have questions or suggestions for a podcast lesson you would like us to do, please leave them in the comments down below.

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Learn the swim secrets and the power of the "And"

Best Kept Swing Secrets: The Power of the “And” (Ep: 198)

What is the Power of the “And?”

In this podcast, we show you one of the best kept secrets of swing: the “and.” With these 3 exercises, you can take your swing feel to the next level. Follow along to harness the Power of the “And!”

If you have questions or suggestions for a podcast lesson you would like us to do, please leave them in the comments down below.

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Learn 3 note voicing in 3 easy steps

3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps (Ep: 197)

Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I’ll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.

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