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.
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!
Bebop Enclosures and Bebop Approach Notes Through a 2-5-1 (Part 4)
Learning you bebop approaches is one thing…connecting them through 2-5-1’s is the next step. That’s exactly what I’ll be showing you in this episode as well as how to spontaneously improvise with them as well.
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.
Creating Tension with Pedal Points (Ep: 191)
A pedal point is when you keep the same note in the bass while changing the chords on top. Doing this for a series of measures creates a sense of both connection and tension. Using pedal points builds energy so that when the bass note finally changes, the harmonies of the tune seem to burst forth like a waterfall breaking through a dam. This lesson explores how to incorporate pedal points into your own playing.
Mastering the Left Hand (pt. 2) – Fourths and Clusters (Ep: 190)
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)
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!