This 1 Secret Will Take Your Bebop Playing to the Next Level

The “Kansas City” blues scale is a variation on the traditional blues scale. Its sound was codified by musicians from Kansas City, dating all the way back to Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford, and eventually adopted by the great bebop Saxophonist Charlie Parker. This sound is simple to acquire, yet has a lot of room for variations and depth. In this podcast lesson, Sterling will show you how to incorporate the sound of the Kansas City blues into your improvising.

Go to for practice materials
http://jazzpianoschool.com/podcast334

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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Have you been trying to learn jazz piano with youtube videos, dvds, teachers but feel
like you’re still constantly guessing, can’t play any tunes without copying what someone else has played,
and don’t know how to connect all the tid bits you’ve learned?

I went through the same thing but thankfully stumbled upon a learning system I created based on
proven language learning blocks.

The JPS System brings you through 4 main categories of learning,
Theory, Technique, Improvisation and Repertoire.

I’ll show you exactly how to utilize our popular system so
you can finally achieve jazz piano freedom: http://jazzpianoschool.com/lookinside

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Blues Scale Improv: Kansas City Style!

The “Kansas City” blues scale is a variation on the traditional blues scale. Its sound was codified by musicians from Kansas City, dating all the way back to Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford, and eventually adopted by the great bebop Saxophonist Charlie Parker. This sound is simple to acquire, yet has a lot of room for variations and depth. In this podcast lesson, Sterling will show you how to incorporate the sound of the Kansas City blues into your improvising.

Go to for practice materials
http://jazzpianoschool.com/podcast332

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

_____________

Have you been trying to learn jazz piano with youtube videos, dvds, teachers but feel
like you’re still constantly guessing, can’t play any tunes without copying what someone else has played,
and don’t know how to connect all the tid bits you’ve learned?

I went through the same thing but thankfully stumbled upon a learning system I created based on
proven language learning blocks.

The JPS System brings you through 4 main categories of learning,
Theory, Technique, Improvisation and Repertoire.

I’ll show you exactly how to utilize our popular system so
you can finally achieve jazz piano freedom: http://jazzpianoschool.com/lookinside

___________

Get more FREE jazz piano education from us!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/jazzpianoschool
Blog: http://jazzpianoschool.com/blog
Lick of The Week: https://jazzpianoschool.com/lotd/
http://jazzpianoschool.com/jpspodcast

How to Not Get Lost While Improvising

I remember always asking my teachers how they were able to keep track of the time and not get lost while improvising. Do you know what their response was most of the time? “I don’t know, I just feel it.” Unfortunately to most students out there, this type of response does not help you WHATSOEVER. So, in this video I’m going to deliver some actionable exercises you can work on to actually help you NOT get lost while improvising. I promise if you work on these, you’ll know exactly where you are the entire time.

The Moanin’ Blues/Gospel Octave Trick!

Moanin’ is a classic jazz tune for a number of reasons. The soulful, blues, and gospel sound that the tune expresses and the amazing solo Bobby Timmons takes utilizing the octave trick that I’m about to show you in this video. EVERYONEEEEE should have this quick little octave improvisation trick in their tool bag. It may not be easy to execute right off the bat but it’s VERYYY easy to learn, and I can teach it to you in less than 10 minutes. Here we go!

Blues Piano Reharms – Part 1

Playing the blues is always fun. Playing the blues with reharms is even MORE fun! In this live stream podcast, I’ll teach you 4 reharms you can use in the blues and HOW to use them. These 4 reharms are extremely powerful and will completely transform your playing.

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

Experience Emmet Cohen's Like Someone in Love Analysis

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.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB3ZRanFs7f/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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.

Diatonic 4ths Guided Practice (Ep: 199)

Learn Diatonic 4ths Guided Practice

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.

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

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

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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