Jazz Solo Piano Benchmarks and Assessments

Taking private lessons can seen never ending. In fact, most of the time, it IS never ending. You never really know if you’re getting better because the teacher doesn’t give you any goals, benchmarks or assessments. You’ll definitely want to save this lesson and download it. With the benchmarks and assessments I show you in this video, your practice will be more efficient, you’ll be more motivated and inspired, and you’ll without a sliver of doubt KNOW if you’re getting better. This is a FANTASTIC tool for all level students. Enjoy!

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The Call and Response Improvisation Method

Doing anything in life over and over and over again is boring. Being in the same room for 5 hours is boring. Listening to single note eighth note lines over and over again is boring. We need contrast. We need change. That’s why this call and response improvisation method is such an amazing texture to integrate into your solos. It’s interesting. It’s easy to use, and it’s fun!! Check it out!

By the way…I just opened up my 3-month private Accelerator program. This is a 3-month program that allows you to study with me privately along with so many other goodies including group lessons with the other students, practice sessions, small pod lessons, guest masterclasses, q & a’s and so much more.

If you’re interested in learning more about this once a year program I run go to the link below.

https://jazzpianoschool.com/smallgroup

There are a limited number of spots so if you’re interested, definitely enroll sooner rather than later.

Master All 12 Keys with this Simple Exercise

Do you find yourself struggling to play in certain keys, or get stuck moving between them? Watch as Sterling Cozza shows you how to master playing in all 12 keys with this simple exercise! By practicing chords and scales using this approach, you will find ways of implementing them to be able to play and improvise more freely. Enjoy!

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In this free masterclass, I’ll teach you 6 of the most important jazz piano hacks on solo piano, improvisation, and voicings that you will use for the rest of your life.

I’ll also teach you the number one reason why most students fail, and my 4 step learning process that will make drastic improvements to your playing when implemented.

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3 Ways To Play A Sus Chord

Sus chords can be mysterious but with the 3 different types of sus chords I’m going to show you today, you’ll know exactly where, when and how to use them. The first sus chord will be more of a general, space sound you can use over the majority of dominant chords in tunes. The second one will be more for ballads to pull at the heart strings. And the third will be more for a dirty, gritty, soulful sound like in the blues.

Enjoy!

The BEST Way To Learn Drop 2 Voicings And How To Use Them

Learning jazz takes you on MANY different paths. Trust me. I know from experience. It’s like using a GPS, sometimes maps will take you 50 miles out of your way, where as if you had taken a diffferent route, it would have taken you 5 miles. This is happens all the time in jazz. In this episode when you follow MY drop 2 path, you’ll not only learn your drop 2 voicings faster, you’ll understand them better, learn multiple variations, and where and how to use them. Now if that doesn’t sound good, I don’t know what does. Enjoy!

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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.

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!

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