Solo Piano System

LESSONS 1-11

LESSON 1 - 6 Step Learning Tunes Process

Description: In this lesson you'll learn the steps to thoroughly learn tunes to ensure you can effortlessly express yourself with the JPS system.

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LESSON 2 - LH Solo Piano Components

Description: This lesson is extremely important. Learning the LH Solo piano components will serve as the foundation for your LH in all the upcoming lessons.

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LESSON 3 - RH Harmonization Of Melody

Description: We start to harmonize with basic harmonizations below the melody. We will expand upon these later in Lesson 5.

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LESSON 4 - Voicing Extensions Overview

Description: The extensions in jazz give color to our chords. It's important you learn all your extensions well so you have full access to your expression.

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LESSON 5 - Solo Piano Arranging System

Description: This is one of the most important lessons in which we will learn how to voice two-handed arrangements of melody notes that will allow us to play all standards wtih rich, lush beautiful voicings.

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LESSON 6 - Adding Extensions To The Arranging Process

Description: Here we add extensions into our Arranging Process. This will thicken up our two hand arrangement and give it life and color!

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LESSON 7 - Components To Establish Time

Description: Establishing the tempo and holding it is very important in order to give your tune a good swing feel and keep it solid. These components will help solidy your time while playing solo piano.

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LESSON 8 - Analyzing & Filling Space

Description: Adding fills in the space of a melody is necessary for balanced textures and a full arrangement. Use these space fills to create a full solo piano arrangement of tunes.

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LESSON 9 - Solo Piano Components of Styles & Tempos

Description: Now that we our foundation down we simply need to learn how to apply it to various styles and tempos.

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LESSON 10 - How To Accompany Improvisation

Description: Accompanying yourself while improvising at solo piano is about solidying your LH foundation so that your RH is free to express!

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LESSON 11 - 7 Tune Walkthrough & Analysis

Description: Watch exactly how I put all the previous lessons we've learned into action as I play and talk through 7 different tunes and my approach to all of them.

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