How to Use Block Chords – Jazz Piano Tutorial Pt. 2 (Ep: 217)

How to Use Block Chords

Block chords are one of jazz piano’s unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In part two of this jazz piano tutorial, we will cover two more advanced strategies to integrate this style of playing into your repertoire.

How to Use Block Chords – Jazz Piano Tutorial Pt. 1 (Ep: 215)

How to use block chords

Block chords are one of jazz piano’s unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In this jazz piano tutorial, learn how to use this technique in your improvising, comping, and more!

3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps Take 2! (Ep: 208)

Learn 3 Note Voicings in 3 easy steps take 2

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Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I’ll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.

3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps (Ep: 197)

Learn 3 note voicing in 3 easy steps

Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I’ll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.

#BLM – Blues Tribute (Ep: 196)

Listen to Brendens Blues Tribute

This week I, Brenden Lowe, owner and founder of Jazz Piano School make a statement about how we as a company stand for #BLM. We also are gathering blues tributes from as many people as possible in honor of George Floyd, BLM, jazz, the blues, and the resilience, fortitude, oppression, suffering, courage and bravery the African American people went through to deliver the great music of jazz.

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Bud Powell Solo & Analysis – Rhythm Changes Part 2 (Ep: 195)

Learn Rhythm Changes with Bud Powell Solo & Analysis

This week we continue our analysis of Bud Powells solo over Anthropology. We also learn about WHY taking small, bite sized, improv lego building blocks from transcriptions and solos is MUCH more beneficial than just learning the enter solo from the get go. After we analyzed the individual parts, THEN we can learn the entire solo. But if we fail to understand what is happening, then the only thing that happens is we copy what someone else has done when we’re improvising instead of spontaneously improvising from our own soul. Which would you rather do?

Discover the “Lost Art” of the Shout Chorus!

Discover the "Lost Art" of the Shout Chorus!

You know what can really take things to the next level? A good old-fashioned shout chorus! The best pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, and Nat King Cole utilized shout choruses in their trios. Sometimes they took sections and ripped them straight from their favorite jazz big band arrangments! Check out some of our favorite shout choruses in this week’s podcast.