3 Solo Piano Steps Everyone Needs To Learn

The last live stream I did went so well that I had to turn it into a podcast. These 3 solo piano steps are an absolute must practice in order to play solo piano well. I also talk about the critical 2 categories you should group tunes into in order to confidently know how to approach all tunes. Enjoy!

Making Friends with your Left Hand in 3 Easy Steps

If you feel like your LH has been fighting you while improvising or just want to improve your LH approach, this video is for you! Follow along with these 3 easy steps to improve your left hand comping.

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.

3 Harmonization Strategies Every Jazz Pianist Needs (Ep: 192)

Learn these 3 levels of jazz piano harmonization

If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up your chord progressions, try this fun harmonization exercise! This podcast will show you how to take the simplest melodies and give them a more interesting underlying chord structure. Your harmonizations won’t be the same after this!

Mastering the Left Hand (pt. 2) – Fourths and Clusters (Ep: 190)

How to master the left hand - Fourths and Clusters

This jazz piano podcast tutorial series will show you how to mix things up and keep your left hand voicings sounding fresh. In this episode, we discuss chords you can use with structures made from fourths and clusters. After this video, you will have the sounds of McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans in the palm of your (left) hand!

Mastering the Left Hand (pt. 1) – Chord Inversions (Ep:189)

Mastering the Left Hand - Chord Inversions

This jazz piano podcast tutorial series will show you how to work your left hand so your left hand can work for YOU! In this episode, we discuss which chords you can use in your LH voicings, first through exploring chord inversions. We will have your left hand sounding like the best of them all (Red Garland, Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett… ever heard of them??) by the end of this video!

JPS Ep:159 – How To Self Assess Your Skills & Use Jazz Piano Tools To Make Consistent Progress

Give a person a fish and they eat for a day…teach a person to fish and they eat for a lifetime. This is exactly my approach with all student within Jazz Piano School. Learning jazz piano for a lifetime and NOT a day is about learning jazz piano tools and improving those tools within all the different categories. From there we can start to combine them to create amazing sounding atmospheres and textures. Check out this podcast for an overall plan and approach to learning jazz piano for a lifetime!

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!