Bud Powell Bebop Transcription Analysis: Part 2

Bud Powell was one of the kings of bebop at the piano. In this podcast you’ll learn 3 easy take aways for improvisation that Bud uses that you can implement TODAY to drastically elevate the sound of your improv. This will conclude my LONG series on bebop and bebop approaches. If you haven’t checked out the previous episodes I highly recommend you go back to listen to the series in it’s entirety. Enjoy!

3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps Take 2! (Ep: 208)

Learn 3 Note Voicings in 3 easy steps take 2

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Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I’ll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.

Bebop Secrets: How to Use Enclosures (Ep: 207)

Bebop Secrets: How to Use Enclosures

Have you been looking for a way to take your Bebop jazz playing to the next level? In this edition of Bebop Secrets, we will discuss how to use Enclosures in your jazz improvisation. Great pianists from Bud Powell to Oscar Peterson utilize Enclosures in their playing, and you can too with the help of these exercises!

Bebop Secrets: How to Use Approach Notes (Ep: 201)

Bebop Secrets: How to Use Approach Notes

Are you wondering how to capture the real sound of Bebop in your jazz playing? Tune into this week’s podcast as we reveal how to use approach notes to sound like the best bebop pianists. This simple exercise will add a new dimension to your improvising!

3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps (Ep: 197)

Learn 3 note voicing in 3 easy steps

Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I’ll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.

#BLM – Blues Tribute (Ep: 196)

Listen to Brendens Blues Tribute

This week I, Brenden Lowe, owner and founder of Jazz Piano School make a statement about how we as a company stand for #BLM. We also are gathering blues tributes from as many people as possible in honor of George Floyd, BLM, jazz, the blues, and the resilience, fortitude, oppression, suffering, courage and bravery the African American people went through to deliver the great music of jazz.

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Bud Powell Solo & Analysis – Rhythm Changes Part 2 (Ep: 195)

Learn Rhythm Changes with Bud Powell Solo & Analysis

This week we continue our analysis of Bud Powells solo over Anthropology. We also learn about WHY taking small, bite sized, improv lego building blocks from transcriptions and solos is MUCH more beneficial than just learning the enter solo from the get go. After we analyzed the individual parts, THEN we can learn the entire solo. But if we fail to understand what is happening, then the only thing that happens is we copy what someone else has done when we’re improvising instead of spontaneously improvising from our own soul. Which would you rather do?

Bud Powell “Anthropology” Transcription Analyzed (Ep: 193)

Watch Bud Powell "Anthropology" Transcription Analyzed

Bud Powell was clearly and innovator of his time and greatly contributed to the language of jazz we all use today. In this podcast episode I’m going to analyze Bud Powell’s solo over “Anthropology” but at the same time teach you HOW to deconstruct improvisation solos into what I call “Lego Building Blocks”. This strategy will not only help you be able to use the ideas quicker, but will allow you to combine them with others in order to create your own solos more effectively. I absolutely love helping students with this because I use to learn licks and lines and simply plop them right into my solo. And guess what? It was CLEAR that what I had just played was NOT spontaneously improvised by myself. It sounded fake! So this “Lego Building Block” strategy is sure to help you with that problem.

Tips to Stay Motivated During Quarantine (Jazz Piano Practice Routine)(Ep:186)

Learn these tips to stay motivated during quarantine

Are you stuck inside left wondering what to practice? This week’s podcast can help with that! We’ll cover aspects of warmup routine, classical workouts, learning tunes, transcriptions and more! By the end, you are sure to have some ideas of new material and hopefully be inspired to find some new things to work on!