Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn As Sterling mentioned in his last post, jazz music …
People will ask me, “Brenden, how do you play funk…how do you play latin?” Well when you learn the necessary foundational tools with Theory Sequences…you can play any style, any groove you want! At anytime! That is why our tagline is “Learning Freedom”. In this episode I take a simple standard and play about a ten different grooves and styles through out the tune. Switching between each and every one as I explain. Enjoy!
What do Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner, and Eric Harland all have in common? They’re some of the foremost jazz musicians of our time. And yes, …
So I’m going to say it…Jazz Piano is EASY…but…only after you have a plan to follow. I found this out the hard way after basically searching and guessing for most of my career until I finally developed my own plan. In this episode I talk about the foundation and TREE based concepts that splits off your foundation based on your specific goals. There is not much playing and demonstrating here but I truly believe the concepts I explain are much more valuable in the long run. Enjoy!
Getting Started with Playing Solo: When you’re first starting off, playing solo piano can be a daunting task. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be. As …
I can’t believe this wasn’t a podcast episode yet but thanks to a member request here we are!
So I will keep this one short and give you the basics of the pentatonic scale as well as show you a glimpse of how far into the rabbit hole you can actually go.
I’ll continue with a follow up episode on this as we begin to take this further but practice the basics of what I teach here first.
Then you’ll be ready for the next one! Enjoy!
We did an episode on walking bass lines part 1 a while ago and then I forgot to do PART 2! So here it is.
Special thanks to one of our members for reminding me. 🙂 In this episode we take it a step further and connect our roots and half notes with diatonic walking and approach notes.
From here we can essentially connect any progression we want no matter how random it is. Enjoy!
A lot of the time when trying to get better at jazz piano, you simply have no idea what the future looks like…or even what the heck advanced players are doing! It sounds too far out of reach. Well I’m here to tell you it’s not. In this episode I show you what is going to happen as you advance through the levels. This way you’ll be able to see exactly what takes place.