In many ways, Bebop can seem like a footnote in the timeline of jazz history. After all, it lasted only a mere five years or …
I’ve never known any jazz piano giant to not have the ability to play through changes in a bebop style. At the heart of all improvisation lies bop. If you think you’re going to skip this step and achieve improv freedom…well, unfortunately you’re lying to yourself.
Needless to say this is a must! So here are 7 great tips to help you practice and excel quickly with proven and systematic steps.
Staying in one rhythmic zone – whether it be eighth notes or double time sixteenth note lines – can sound monotonous over the course of …
There are a ton of ways to implement rhythm into improv but…I’ve found these ways to be most effective at quickly upgrading your sound. Practice them alone at first before implementing them all into your solo at once. They’re powerful tools so use them wisely and work hard. In no time your improvisation will be completely different…and for the BETTER! Enjoy!
December 4th at 10 pst is our official opening of our new lab launch. To give you more samples this podcast is taken from one of our live gig analysis from inside the lab. I’m confident you’ll be able to get a lot of nuggets from this one. Enjoy!
This was a spur of the moment podcast! I actually started recording something else then got to talking about my vision and the structure of Jazz Piano School and I just went with it! But this should definitely bring a lot of information and clarity around the 3 major types of products we have and where we are moving to with jazz piano education software/website app we’re currently building. Enjoy!
Isn’t it strange that when it comes to the slower tunes we start to struggle more? There’s just soon much space! What do we do when the tempo is deathly slow and we start feeling anxiety to fill in everything. In this episode I’ll give you some tips to start feeling confident over slow swing tunes.
In this episode we explore how to build a relationship with extensions. Once your ear starts to learn the mood and atmosphere they produce, you can easily start to implement them into your improv to get different types of sounds you want to express.
Herbie has always been a god in the jazz piano world. In this iconic track, Seven Steps To Heaven, we take a look at how Herbie is burnin’ it up all over the place. He’s got some beginner movements mixed with some advanced concepts. Anyone can learn from taking a look at this one. Enjoy!
Bill Evans was one of the greats for a reason…well…multiple reasons. In this episode we take a look at the phrasing, subtleties, rhythmic motifs, and note selection of Bill Evans in this solo off one his famous albums, “Explorations”.