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.

Best Kept Swing Secrets: The Power of the “And” (Ep: 198)

Learn the swim secrets and the power of the "And"

What is the Power of the “And?”

In this podcast, we show you one of the best kept secrets of swing: the “and.” With these 3 exercises, you can take your swing feel to the next level. Follow along to harness the Power of the “And!”

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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.

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!

Red Garland Plays “A Foggy Day”

By Sam Griffith Red Garland is a masterful pianist. He plays with taste and eloquene, and is a great pianist to emulate. Garland’s adaptations of standards are usually pretty terrific and provide nice blueprints for playing in a trio format. Let’s take a look (and listen!) to his version of “A Foggy Day” from the album […]