Jazz Piano School Ep. 120 – 7 Way To Practice Bebop To See Quick Improvement

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.

Enjoy!

Jazz Piano School Ep. 119 – How Theory & Structure Lead To Freedom

I heard an amazing saying the military uses as a motto that goes like this…”Fast is slow and slow is fast.” If I had to sum up jazz piano in a similar way I would say, “Theory & Structure is Freedom, and Freedom Is Theory & Structure.”

In this episode I show you why it’s so important to learn theory concepts in a sequential manner and how it will translate into true freedom of self expression in your playing.

Enjoy!

Jazz Piano School Ep. 118 – How To Play Any Style And Groove Over Any Tune

People will ask me, “Brenden, how do you play funk…how do you play latin?” Well when you learn the necessary foundational tools with Theory Sequences…you can play any style, any groove you want! At anytime! That is why our tagline is “Learning Freedom”. In this episode I take a simple standard and play about a ten different grooves and styles through out the tune. Switching between each and every one as I explain. Enjoy!

Jazz Piano School Ep. 61 – The Oscar Peterson Style

I think we can all agree that Oscar Peterson is a beast. He was my main inspiration growing up so I’ve learned and studies his style…a lot! In this podcast I go over 11 specific characteristics in his playing that make him sound the way he does. This one is a doozy! Enjoy!

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