JPS Ep:129 – 3 Tips To Improve The Blues Scale

Learning how to make your blues scale improv not sound terrible can be difficult. Trust me! I went through the same thing! Here are 3 very easy tips that will your blues scale improvisation instantly sound like you’ve been doing it for years! Enjoy

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 128 – How to Sound Like Bill Evans – Shifting Extensions

Learn how to shift and move extensions in your voicings with this quick method to create a more modern jazz piano sound! With this method you’ll be create that complicated inner voice movement that you hear Bill Evans achieve, not to mention many other huge jazz piano giants. Jazz Piano School has taught thousands of students to achieve jazz piano freedom using methods and strategies exactly like the one you’ll learn in this video.

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 126 – Bill Evans Transcription Analysis on Time Remembered

Well I have some very amazing news! A special friend in the California area, who played with Bobby Hutcherson for many years and has contributed so much to jazz through education, has recently helped Jazz Piano School build a brand new specialty course! This new specialty course, taught by Dr. Joe Gilman will be “The Bill Evans Arranging Style” and will be available through Jazz Piano School exclusively! To get on our list to learn more about this specialty course when we release it click the button below. You will ALSO get the transcription of the Bill Evans playing time remembered which is analyzed in this podcast. This Bill Evans specialty course is a MUST have for absolutely everyone, especially because of the Dr. Joe Gilman’s teaching. To get you excited for the release of our new specialty course will be releasing lots of free Bill Evans education for you to soak up!

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 125 – Accompanying Singers & Putting It All Together

Finally we’re at PART 4! Wow what a ride! Here I’ll actually be playing with one of the backup tracks created for our Singer Accompaniment Mastery Specialty Course. I had a blast actually using the back up track. Remember there will be over 20 backup tracks within our new specialty course for you to use and play to along with analysis and walk through of everything I’m playing. In this episode I’m taking all the previous textures we’ve worked on and combining them to create a well balanced accompaniment story. I also add in some higher register fills, reharms and movements that I haven’t explained that you can find in our new specialty course.

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 124 – Adding The In Measure “Switch” To Accompany Singers

Welcome to Part 3 of our accompanying vocalist series. We’re taking “The Switch” a step further and executing this action WITHIN ONE measure! Whooo. By doing this we’re creating even MORE interaction within our hands, engagement with the vocalist, and ability to add our own expression into the tune. It will also go in our “tool bag” as another texture we can pull out to create contrast and add to the entire story and balance of our accompaniment.

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 123 – Accompanying Singers Using “The Switch”

Welcome to PART 2 of our accompanying singers series and in this podcast I’m teaching what I call “The SWITCH”! The Switch is the system I use to get a wide variety of textures, contrast, and balance in my accompaniment while playing for vocalist. It will allow you to get away from walking bass the entire time…(borrrring)…and help you add in expression of YOUR OWN! Which we all truly want to do right? I know I certainly hate being a back up track for a vocalist. When you mix the Switch in with other varying textures taught in our new Singer Accompaniment Mastery course you get a beautiful balance of lush reharms, fills, rhythmic and melodic accompaniment supported with bass notes. Have fun and enjoy!

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Jazz Piano School Ep. 122 – Singer Accompaniment – How To Play A 2 Feel Bassline

Go to http://jazzpianoschool.com/singers to get details for our “Singer Accompaniment Mastery” specialty course being released in a couple of weeks! Well I’m super PUMPED! We’re getting ready to release another specialty course called “Singer Accompaniment Mastery”! There is literally nothing out there like this and I know you’re going to love it! So…to do a little promotion and give away some goodies that are in the course I will be doing a 4 part series on accompanying singers. And to start off I’m going to teach you about a very important and foundational element that is the 2 Feel Bass Line. Do you get bored of walking bass lines all the time? Because I know I do. This method will help you break up your LH a little bit…but will also lead to my own patent pending, (just kidding, but kinda serious) method I call “The Switch” Everyone should be using “The Switch” in their singer accompaniment and if you’re not, then you’re missing out! I’ll be giving a little bit of “The Switch” away in the next couple of episodes and obviously you can learn the entire system in our “Singer Accompaniment Mastery” specialty course coming out in a couple of weeks! Enjoy! Happy practicing!

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