JPS Ep:147 – How to Play “Block Chords” (pt. 2)

In this lesson we’ll continue learning how to play “block chord” voicings in the style of George Shearing. We will be working on minor voicings in the key of F, specifically with the tune “Lullaby of Birdland.” George Shearing often played this tune with these very voicings, so it is a great model from which to start!

JPS Ep:146 – How to Play “Block Chords” Like George Shearing

In this lesson we’ll learn how to play “block chord” voicings in a jazz style. This technique was made famous by George Shearing, and used by other pianists such as Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. You can use it to harmonize melodies and achieve a fuller soloistic sound when playing in a group.

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.

Jazz Piano School Ep. 114 – The Top 7 Crucial Elements For Improving At Solo Piano

I think we can all agree Solo Piano is a NASTY BEAST! Even Bill Evans said it best to Marian McPartland, that he felt that he had a long way to improve, and this was AFTER he had recorded his first solo album which is ammmmazzing. Anyway, in this podcast I review the 7 most CRUCIAL elements to improving your solo piano and ensuring you’re getting the sound that you want, dream of, and hear on albums! Enjoy!