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In a Sentimental Mood is a jazz composition by the great Duke Ellington. It has been played and recorded by many jazz …

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Jazz theory is not a separate subject area from music theory, although many people think that music theory and jazz theory require …

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Blues piano improvisation is an essential skill for a blues piano player. One simple form and yet the blues is played in …

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“Synthesizer basics” refers to knowing the particular aspects of the synthesizer, why it’s used, and how it’s different from a typical keyboard …

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Building an arrangement and knowing how to incorporate various harmonic devices is a major part of developing your cocktail piano repertoire. It’s …

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Rock piano soloing requires a slightly different mindset than jazz piano soloing. In the jazz piano context, the right hand is free …

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Reharmonization. It’s kind of a funny word when you first encounter it. It means exactly what it sounds like. To reharmonize something …

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This jazz masterclass article will present a few different ways to go about playing a jazz standard like a pro in a …

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Using hexatonic scales can be a powerful tool when practicing improvisation. In funk music we often encounter tunes that are built on …

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In this article we’ll discuss some easy blues piano practice exercises. These practice exercises will help you get more familiar with the …

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Chord tones, guide tones, passing tones… so many TONES! What are they? How do I make sense of all of them? Is …

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The major bebop scale is a very powerful scale that can be incredibly helpful to jazz pianists in a number of ways. …