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What other standards are taught?

Willie May 24, 2021

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The full Standards by the Dozen™ course features these jazz standards:

  1. The Days of Wine and Roses
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Misty
  4. The Way You Look Tonight
  5. All The Things You Are
  6. My Funny Valentine
  7. On Green Dolphin Street
  8. New York State of Mind
  9. Blue Monk
  10. Song For My Father
  11. Almost Like Being in Love
  12. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

    Jazzedge Lesson List

  • "Stardust"
  • Analysis part 2
  • Arrangement part 1
  • Drop 2, 3 and 4 voicings part 1
  • Drop 2, 3 and 4 voicings part 2 (summary)
  • Arrangement part 2 (m. 9)
  • Arrangement part 3 (m. 11)
  • Arrangement part 4 (half-step resolution)
  • Arrangement part 5 (m. 17)
  • Arrangement part 6 (m. 23)
  • Arrangement part 7 (m. 29)
  • Arrangement part 1b (m. 5)
  • Introduction to Stardust
  • Analysis part 1
  • "Stella By Starlight"
  • Introduction to Stella By Starlight
  • Stella discovery phase
  • Stella arrangement pt. 1
  • Stella arrangement pt. 2
  • Stella arrangement pt. 3
  • Stella – comping chords
  • Stella – chord voicings for comping
  • Stella – elements of comping
  • Stella – backing up a singer
  • 6 Essential Arpeggio Exercises
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Introduction
  • m 1-2
  • m 3-4
  • m 5-8
  • m 9-14
  • m 14-18
  • m 18 to end
  • Melodic Confusion
  • Piano Essentials Key of C
  • Major Scale
  • Common Triads
  • Common 7 Chords
  • Natural Minor Scale
  • Tensions and Progressions
  • Piano Essentials Key of G
  • Major Scale
  • Common Triads
  • Natural Minor Scale
  • Chord Tensions
  • Progression
  • Piano Essentials Key of D
  • Key of D
  • Piano Essentials Key of A
  • Key of A
  • Piano Essentials Key of E
  • Key of E
  • Piano Essentials Key of B
  • Key of B
  • Piano Essentials Key of F Sharp
  • Key of F Sharp
  • Piano Essentials Key of D Flat
  • Key of D Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of A Flat
  • Key of A Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of E Flat
  • Key of E Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of B Flat
  • Key of B Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of F
  • Key of F
  • "Somos Novios"
  • Introduction
  • Transposition pt 2
  • Improvisation
  • Montuno – easy
  • Montuno – advanced pt 1
  • Discovery pt 1
  • Discovery pt 2
  • Chord breakdown 1
  • Chord breakdown 2
  • Transposition pt 1
  • Montuno – advanced pt 2
  • "Light My Fire" - The Doors (Vol. 1)
  • Song Introduction
  • Verse Chorus
  • Solo Section 1
  • Solo Section 2
  • Solo Section 3
  • Solo Section 4
  • Solo Section 5
  • "Light My Fire" - The Doors (Vol. 2)
  • Solo Section 6
  • Solo Section 7
  • Solo Section 8
  • Solo Section 9
  • Bringing in the Left Hand
  • Improvisation Tips
  • "Riders On The Storm" - The Doors
  • Introduction
  • Dorian and bassline
  • Falling RH pattern
  • The Verse
  • Form and Advanced options pt 1
  • Form and Advanced options pt 2
  • Lick A
  • Lick B
  • Lick C
  • Lick D
  • Grouping of 3
  • "Break On Through To The Other Side" - The Doors
  • Introduction
  • The Bassline
  • The Verse
  • The Solo
  • The Solo – part 2
  • The Solo – part 3
  • Shaping Your Solo
  • Playbook Days 1-10
  • "My Romance"
  • "Besame Mucho"
  • Introduction
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Improv ideas part 1
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 4 section 2
  • Improv ideas part 2
  • "Manha De Carnaval"
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt1
  • Analysis pt2
  • Analysis pt3
  • Improv part 1
  • Bring in the chord
  • Chordal improv
  • Mini sequences
  • Using Motifs
  • Harmonizing a line
  • Using a montuno pattern
  • Going outside of the harmony
  • Advanced topics pt 1
  • Advanced topics pt 2
  • Blues, Basslines, Re-harm, Chords and Comping - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Bassline pt 1
  • Rootless voicings
  • Comping
  • Comping pt 2 & Practice
  • Bassline pt 2
  • Blues, Basslines, Re-harm, Chords and Comping - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Bassline and fingering
  • Variation #2
  • Comping tips
  • Variation #3
  • Variation #4 pt1
  • Variation #4 pt2
  • Mastering Rhythms - The Basics
  • Introduction
  • Quarter Notes
  • Half Notes
  • Eighth Notes
  • Mixed Rhythms
  • Swung Eighth Notes
  • Applying Rhythms to Chords
  • Time Signature and Meter
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Syncopated #1
  • Syncopated #2
  • 3/4 rhythms
  • 6/8 rhythms
  • Two-handed rhythms #1
  • Two-handed rhythms #2
  • Comping chords (rhythmic ideas)
  • Apply rhythm to improvisation scales
  • Rhythms and different styles of music
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Review & Quarter Notes
  • Half & Whole notes
  • Downbeat Upbeat Syncopation
  • Eighth notes on downbeat
  • Eighth notes on the upbeat
  • Eighth notes tied into notes
  • Triplets
  • Subdividing the beat
  • Introduction to My Romance
  • Step 1 preparation
  • Step 1 (roots & melody)
  • Step 2 preparation
  • Step 2 (R7 shells)
  • Step 3 preparation (Game changer)
  • Step 3 (R7 3rd and melody)
  • Step 4 preparation
  • Step 4 (adding tensions)
  • Step 5 (reharms & tensions)
  • Step 6 more ideas to try…
  • Interpreting a melody
  • Chord Essentials - Key of C
  • Introduction to Chord Essentials
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Only A Paper Moon - The Basics
  • Chord Shells Overview
  • Lower Interval Limits
  • When to switch between shells
  • Reducing Chord Symbols
  • Harmonic Rhythm of Chords
  • Simple Arrangement
  • When hands get in the way
  • What to practice
  • Only A Paper Moon - Stride
  • Oom-pahs Phase 1
  • Oom-pahs Phase 2
  • Oom-pahs Phase 3
  • Student Homework
  • Practice with metronome on 2+4
  • Only A Paper Moon - Full Arrangement
  • Special Tips For Beginners
  • Complete arrangement
  • Complete arrangement (measure 5)
  • Complete arrangement (2nd ending)
  • The coda and a cool ending
  • What to practice this week
  • Summertime - Comping & Switching Styles
  • The Melody
  • Comping pt 1
  • Comping pt 2
  • Comping pt 3
  • Fixing chord charts pt 1
  • Fixing chord charts pt 2
  • Fixing chord charts pt 3
  • Latin version pt 1
  • Latin version pt 2
  • Latin version pt 3
  • Ben's Blues Part 1
  • Introduction to Jazz Piano
  • Bassline
  • Bassline pt 2
  • Bassline pt 3
  • Bassline pt 4
  • Bassline pt 5
  • Bassline pt 6
  • Ben's Blues Part 2
  • About Virtual Keyboard
  • Melody
  • Melody pt 2
  • Melody pt 3
  • Melody pt 4
  • First Ending
  • Bassline with Melody
  • Ben's Blues - Melody With Bassline
  • Ben's Blues Part 3
  • Rootless Chord Voicings
  • Building Chords
  • Chord Tensions
  • A Voicing B Voicing
  • Ben’s Blues Chord Voicings
  • Syncopation and Comping
  • Bassline & Chords m 1-6
  • Bassline & Chords m 7-12
  • Gaining Freedom with Comping
  • Chunking Practice
  • Phrase Flow
  • Why You Should Sound Bad
  • Ben's Blues Part 4
  • Play-along Tracks
  • Pentatonic Scale
  • Blues Scale
  • Grace Notes
  • Vocalize Rhythms
  • Creating Licks
  • Scale Blocks
  • Minor Pentatonic Licks
  • Blues Scale Licks
  • 12-Bar Blues Copy/Paste
  • Head-Solo-Head
  • Playing/Resting
  • Conclusion
  • Chord Essentials - Key of G
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of D
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of B Flat
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of A
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of E
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of A Flat
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Eb
  • Chord Essentials - Key of B
  • Chord Essentials - Key of D Flat
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F Sharp
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Style of James Booker
  • Introduction
  • Junco Partner Groove
  • Runs With Flair
  • Alternate End
  • The Booker Groove
  • Making Your Own Booker Groove
  • Classified Groove
  • Goodnight Irene
  • Style of Gene Harris
  • Introduction
  • 1 to 4 chord lick
  • 10ths – 2-5 lick
  • 6ths lick
  • Tremolo lick
  • Gospel 6-5 resolution
  • Style of Otis Spann
  • Introduction to Otis Spann style
  • Otis Spann basslines
  • Otis Spann lick #1
  • Big Blues chords
  • Otis Spann lick #2
  • Lick #3
  • Lick #4
  • Lick #5
  • Lick #6
  • Lick #7
  • Lick #8
  • Lick #9
  • “Song” using licks
  • Style of Johnny Rivers
  • Introduction
  • Fill/Break #1
  • Fill/Break #2
  • Fill/Break #3
  • Fill/Break #4
  • Combinations
  • Simple Groove
  • Simple Groove pt 2
  • Advanced Groove
  • Advanced Groove pt 2
  • The Solo
  • The Solo pt 2
  • Style of Dr. John
  • Introduction to New Orleans Piano
  • New Orleans bass line
  • Beginning New Orleans piano lick
  • Easy turnaround – Blues
  • Resolution notes – suspensions – tendency tones
  • Dr. John – Lick #1
  • Dr. John – Lick #2
  • Dr. John – Lick #3
  • Dr. John – Lick #4
  • Dr. John – Lick #5
  • Dr. John – Lick #6
  • New Orleans piano – lick combinations
  • Style of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Introduction
  • Song introdution
  • Arrangement Left Hand
  • Adding the Right Hand
  • B Section
  • B Section pt 2
  • Glissando pt 1
  • Glissando pt 2
  • Glissando in the Song
  • Other Licks pt 1
  • Other Licks pt 2
  • Jerry Lee Technique pt 1
  • Jerry Lee Technique pt 2
  • Style of Floyd Cramer
  • Introduction to Country Piano
  • Country basslines pt1
  • Country Basslines pt2
  • Country Licks pt1
  • Country Licks pt2
  • My Last Date arrangement
  • Arrangement pt1
  • Arrangement pt2
  • Arrangement pt3
  • Arrangement pt4
  • Arrangement pt5
  • Create your own country song
  • Second Ending
  • New Age Piano - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Diatonic harmony review
  • Progression pattern
  • Simple melody
  • Melodic Ex. 1
  • Melodic Ex. 2
  • The pedal
  • Pentatonic Ex.
  • Using 6ths
  • 16th note triplets
  • Progression A
  • Interlude
  • Progression B
  • New Age Piano - Vol. 2
  • Introduction.mp4
  • Creating a progression.mp4
  • Changing the bass.mp4
  • Bass exercises.mp4
  • Improvisation exercises.mp4
  • New Age Piano - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • Root-5th-9th-3rd/10th pattern
  • Descending Bass Pattern
  • Pentatonic Scale Pattern
  • Chord Arpeggio Pattern
  • Whole Tone/Lydian Pattern
  • New Age Piano - Vol. 4
  • Introduction
  • M 1
  • M 5
  • M 9
  • M 13
  • M 16
  • M 20
  • M 26
  • Intervals & Chord Tensions
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • How To Pick Out Songs By Ear
  • Introduction
  • Get the bass motion (Sinatra)
  • How to find the right chord (Sinatra) Pt 1
  • How to find the right chord (Sinatra) Pt 2
  • Figuring out top 40 songs (Daft Punk)
  • Diatonic with a twist (Green Day)
  • Groove based songs (Meters)
  • Where to go from here
  • Ear Training - Solfege
  • Ear Training & Solfege
  • Putting Chords to a Simple Melody
  • HWWe7 – Putting Chords to a Simple Melody
  • 7 Ways To Practice Away From The Piano
  • 7 Ways To Practice Away From the Piano
  • Step 1 - Shells Arrangement of "Someone To Watch Over Me"
  • Introduction
  • Melody and Fingering
  • Chord Shells
  • Filling Out The Arrangement
  • Step 2 - Reharmonization
  • Reharm Pt 1
  • Reharm Pt 2
  • Measure 10
  • Step 3 - Intros, Endings and Accompaniment
  • Song Introduction
  • Song Ending
  • Ear Training
  • Accompanying
  • Too High or Too Low
  • Preview of Step 4
  • Step 4 - Scales For Improvisation
  • Improvisation
  • Scales for Improv 1
  • Scales for Improv 2
  • 2nd Ending
  • What to Practice
  • Step 5 - Building a Solo Over Standards
  • Important to remember
  • Scale cell exercise pt. 1
  • Scale cell exercise pt. 2
  • Targeting the 3rd
  • Targeting the 5th
  • Add rhythm to your line
  • Blue Jay
  • Blue Jay
  • Homework
  • Zoeie's Bop
  • Zoeie's Bop
  • Zoeie's Bop Homework
  • Do'h Blues
  • Do'h Blues
  • Do'h Blues Improvisation
  • Improvisation
  • Chicken Pox Blues
  • Chicken Pox Blues
  • Chicken Pox Blues Improvisation
  • Chicken Pox Blues Improvisation
  • Lesson 1 - Major Scale Harmony & Modes
  • Major Scale Harmony & Modes
  • Lesson 2 - Triads, 7th Chords, Shells, Tensions & 2-Handed Chords
  • Triads, 7th Chords, Shells, Tensions & 2-Handed Chords
  • Lesson 3 - Diatonic 7th Chords and Improvising Over the ii-V-I Progression
  • Diatonic 7th Chords and Improvising Over the ii-V-I Progression
  • Dominant Motion
  • Dominant Motion
  • Related ii Chords
  • Related ii Chords
  • Create an Arrangement of "Foggy Day"
  • Create an Arrangement
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • Review - "My Ship"
  • My Ship
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • "My Ship" - UST's
  • Homework Review #1
  • Review #1
  • Killer Voicings - "My Ship"
  • Killer Voicings
  • Homework Review #2
  • Review #2
  • Summertime - Bassline, Comping and Improvisation
  • Creating a bassline pt 1
  • Creating a bassline pt 2
  • Creating a bassline pt 3
  • Rootless, Tritones & Comping pt 1
  • Rootless, Tritones & Comping pt 2
  • Rootless, Tritones & Comping pt 3
  • Improvisation tips pt 1
  • Improvisation tips pt 2
  • Improvisation tips pt 3
  • Creating Cocktail Piano Arrangements
  • Brainstorm pt 1
  • Brainstorm pt 2
  • Arranging-Pedal Tone
  • Arranging-1-6-2-5 Stalling
  • Arranging-1-b3-b6-b2
  • Arranging-Bluesy Groove
  • Arranging-Blues Groove pt 2
  • Arranging-Hip Groove
  • Advanced Reharm pt 1
  • Advanced Reharm pt 2
  • In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning
  • Vocalizing drum grooves
  • Wee Small Hours - contemporary pt 1
  • Wee Small Hours - contemporary pt 2
  • Wee Small Hours - contemporary pt 3
  • Wee Small Hours - contemporary pt 4
  • Wee Small Hours - contemporary pt 5
  • Improv Essentials Introduction
  • What is Improvisation?
  • What is Improvisation?
  • Cycle 4 Motion
  • Cycle 4 motion
  • Cycle 4 Motion with Improvisation Pattern
  • Cycle 4 Motion with Pattern
  • ii-V-I Progression and Voicings
  • ii-V-I Progression Voicings in all 12 keys
  • ii-V-I Progression with Arpeggios
  • ii-V-I Progression with Arpeggios
  • ii-V-I-V7 of ii Progression with Enclosures
  • ii-V-I-V7 of II Progression with Enclosures
  • Chord Approaches / Enclosures & Guide Tones
  • Chord Approaches, Enclosures & Guide Tones
  • Rhythm and Articulation
  • Rhythm and Articulation
  • Autumn Leaves Part 1 (Major Scale)
  • Autumn Leaves Part 1 (Major Scale)
  • Autumn Leaves Part 2 (Enclosures & Chord Tones)
  • Enclosures & Chord Tones
  • Slow Blues Style Improvisation
  • Slow Blues Style
  • Funk Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Funk Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Blues Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Blues Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Rock/Pop Pentatonics
  • Rock/Pop Pentatonics
  • Creating Improvisation Lines
  • Creating Improvisation Lines
  • Minor Scales, How And When To Use Them
  • Minor Scales, How And When To Use Them
  • Piano Essentials Practice Tips
  • Piano Essentials Practice Tips
  • Putting chords to a lead sheet melody
  • Create from a leadsheet
  • Shells, Tensions and Left-hand Movement
  • Shells, Tensions and Left-hand Movement
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Bassline Creation
  • How to create a bassline
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Advanced Blues Progressions
  • Advanced Blues Progressions
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Blues Improvisation Over Bassline
  • Blues Improvisation Over Bassline
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Advanced Quartal Chords and Comping
  • Quartal Chords and Comping
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Inner Voice Movement
  • Inner Voice Chord Motion
  • Homework (closed to new entries)
  • Working With a Group
  • Working With a Group
  • 1-2-3-5 Patterns (Will You Still Love Me Rock Improv)
  • 1-2-3-5 Patterns
  • Ten ii-V-I Patterns (Part 1)
  • 2-5-1 licks part 1
  • Ten ii-V-I Patterns (Part 2)
  • 2-5-1 licks part 2
  • Day 1
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 1
  • Day 2
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 2
  • Day 3
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 3
  • Day 4
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 4
  • Day 5
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 5
  • Day 6
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 6
  • Day 7
  • 7 Days of Improvisation – Day 7
  • Otis Spann Licks and Runs
  • Introduction to Otis Spann Licks
  • Left Hand Options
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2 Back-End
  • Lick 2 Front-End
  • Create Otis Spann Style Licks
  • Introduction
  • Exercise Pattern 1
  • Exercise Pattern 2
  • Pattern 2 Lick
  • Pattern 2 Lick Extension
  • Exercise Pattern 3
  • Pattern 3 Lick
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Gene Harris Intro Groove
  • Gene Harris Fill #1
  • Gene Harris Fill #2
  • Gene Harris Fill #3
  • Gene Harris Fill #4
  • Gene Harris Fill #5
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 2
  • The progression
  • Introduction
  • Analysis-dominant motion
  • Using dynamics
  • Lick #1
  • Lick #2
  • Lick #3
  • Lick #4
  • Next steps
  • How To Create Blues Piano Licks
  • How To Create Licks
  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 1
  • Introduction to the Blues ABC's
  • Blues Accompaniments pt. 1
  • Blues Accompaniments pt. 2
  • Turns and Chromatics pt. 1
  • Turns and Chromatics pt. 2
  • Double-stop riffs
  • What to practice
  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Shuffle song
  • Swing song
  • Rock song
  • Stride song
  • Shuffle-Rock intro
  • Swing intro
  • Stride intro
  • Common ending
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 1
  • Improvisation Basics 1
  • Rhythm in Improvisation
  • Fingering and dynamics
  • Improvisation Exercise
  • Relaxing and Phrasing
  • Easy Improvisation Steps
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 2
  • New Bassline
  • Improvisation
  • Creating Lines
  • Play And Rest
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 3
  • Song pt 1
  • Song pt 2
  • Song pt 3
  • What to practice
  • Pain, Tension and Technique
  • Introduction
  • Pain, soreness and tension
  • Centering yourself
  • Grab technique
  • Dropping the wrists
  • Stretches
  • Alexander Technique
  • Weight training, Yoga, etc.
  • Practicing the piano
  • Introduction
  • Goal Setting
  • Practicing Technique
  • C major scale HT 2 octaves
  • Practical Technique
  • Creating Exercises pt 1
  • Creating Exercises pt 2
  • Effective Practice – Scale ideas
  • Effective Practice – Staying Active
  • Effective Practice – How long to practice
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Push Vs. Grab Technique
  • 5 finger Major Scale
  • 5 finger Minor Scale
  • Contrary Major/Minor
  • Two Hand Fluidity
  • Chromatic Mixture
  • Major/minor Triads
  • Triad/Scale Mixture
  • Chromatic Exercises
  • Two Hand Scales
  • Speed Up The Cross
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 2A - Arpeggios
  • Introduction
  • Arpeggio Technique pt 1
  • Arpeggio Technique pt 2
  • Key of C
  • Key of Db
  • Key of D
  • Key of Eb
  • Key of E
  • Key of F
  • Key of Gb
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 2B - Arpeggios
  • Key of G
  • Key of Ab
  • Key of A
  • Key of Bb
  • Key of B
  • Summary & Plan
  • Jazz and BeBop Exercises
  • Introduction
  • Broken 3rds
  • Free Play
  • Scale Neighbors
  • Scale Neighbor Examples
  • Bebop scales
  • Half-whole diminished
  • Metronome on 2 and 4
  • Diminished arepeggios
  • Jazz Improvisation with Approaches
  • Introduction
  • Approaches pt 1
  • Approaches pt 2
  • Approaches practice
  • Advanced approaches pt 1
  • Advanced approaches pt 2
  • Melodic shells pt 1
  • Melodic shells pt 2
  • ii-V-I scale secrets
  • Voicing options
  • Creating Improvisation Lines
  • Introduction
  • Four-note cells
  • Elongation patterns
  • Arpeggios & Scales filler
  • Line using filler material
  • Patterns over different chords
  • Dominant 7th lick
  • 2-5-1-6-pattern
  • Chromatic approachs 6th chord
  • More licks
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 4
  • Minor progression with shells
  • Two-hand chords
  • IV Chord progression
  • Making an arrangement
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 5
  • Rhythm
  • Lead sheet
  • 7th chords
  • Shells
  • Bassline
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 6
  • Blues Bassline
  • Right hand chords
  • Hands together
  • Some tricks
  • What to practice
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 7
  • Lick #1
  • Lick 1b (m5)
  • Lick #2
  • Lick #3
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 8
  • Melody
  • Add chords
  • Blues bass
  • Intro and ending
  • Wrap up
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 1
  • Improvisation Basics
  • Rhythm in Improvisation
  • Fingering and dynamics
  • Improvisation Exercise
  • Relaxing and Phrasing
  • Creating Lines
  • Clave and Montunos
  • Introduction to Latin Piano
  • Introduction to the Clave
  • Playing the Clave
  • The Pulse
  • Clave with the Pulse
  • Typical Montuno Rhythm
  • Montuno Rhythm over C chord
  • Montuno in Harmony
  • Montuno with the Pulse
  • Adding the Tumbao
  • Tumbao with the Montuno
  • C6 Montuno with Tumbao
  • C6 Montuno in Inversion
  • Montuno in Octaves
  • C-F-G progression
  • C-F6-G progression
  • C-F6-G progression (3-2 Clave)
  • 3-2 Clave alternate start
  • 3-2 Clave alternate montuno
  • C-F6-G progression in Octaves
  • C-F-G montuno in OCTAVES Alternate
  • C-F-G montuno in OCTAVES Alternate 2
  • C-F-G montuno Alternate 2 in triads
  • Outer-Inner Triads/Octaves
  • Alternate Montuno with Arpeggio
  • Montuno with Arpeggio in Octaves
  • Montuno with Arpeggio in Octaves 2
  • Montunos and Progressions
  • Introduction
  • 3-2 clave I chord
  • 3-2 clave V7 chord
  • Combining I and V7 chords (3-2)
  • 6 to 5 resolution on Major
  • 4 to 3 resolution on Dominant
  • 7 to 1 resolution on Dominant
  • I-V7 progression #1
  • I-V7 progression #2
  • Changing Clave Direction
  • Basic minor chord montuno
  • Minor montuno in octaves #1
  • Minor montuno in octaves #2
  • ii-V7 montuno (2-3)
  • ii-V7 montuno (3-2)
  • ii-V7 montuno descending ex. 1
  • ii-V7 montuno descending ex. 2
  • ii-V7 montuno descending (3-2)
  • ii-V7 Alternate montuno
  • Conclusion
  • Quick Latin Grooves
  • Introduction
  • Groove #1: ii-V
  • Groove #2: minor
  • Groove #3: sus4
  • Groove #4: harmony
  • Groove #5: minor line
  • Groove #6: I7 to IV7
  • Groove #7: bluesy latin
  • Groove #1: tricks
  • Groove #2: tricks
  • Merengue Piano
  • Introduction to Merengue Piano
  • Basic V-I Pattern
  • Basic V-I Pattern w/ bassline
  • V-I Alteration
  • Chordal Pattern
  • Pattern #2
  • Pattern #2 chordal
  • Octave Exercise
  • Octave Pattern #1
  • Octave Pattern #2
  • Triadic Pattern w/ new rhythm
  • Triadic harmony
  • Traditional Merengue Pattern
  • Intros and Endings - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Ballad Intro pt 1
  • Ballad Intro pt 2
  • Ballad Intro pt 3
  • Swing Pedal Tone
  • Short & Bluesy
  • Slow minor intro
  • The Last 8
  • Cool Latin intro
  • Intros and Endings - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Down from the #IV pt 1
  • Down from the #IV pt 2
  • Fast blues ending pt 1
  • Fast blues ending pt2
  • Rock ballad ending
  • Rock Ballad pt 2 (Gospel flavor)
  • From the flat 7 pt 1
  • From the flat 7 pt 2
  • Descending blues scale
  • Blues double stops edning
  • Blues chordal ending
  • Jazz Song Introductions
  • Jazz Song Introductions
  • Piano Lesson Variety
  • #1 [Triads]
  • #2 [Posture]
  • #3 [Seventh chords]
  • #4 [Triad inversions]
  • #5 [Slash chords]
  • #6 [Chord shells]
  • #7 [Using Chord Shells]
  • #8 [Shells and Melody]
  • #9 [Tensions]
  • #10 [Guide Tones]
  • #11 [Rootless Chords]
  • #12 [2-5-1 with Rootless Chords]
  • #13 [Turnarounds & Endings]
  • #14 [Blues Progressions]
  • #15 [Approaches]
  • #16 [Bass Lines]
  • #17 [Major & Natural Minor & Modes]
  • #18 [Scales for Improvisation]
  • #19 [Playing Different Styles]
  • #20 [Wrap Up and More Stuff!]
  • #21 [Basic Harmonization]
  • #22 [4th Quartal Voicings]
  • #23 [Four Funky Grooves]
  • #24 [Altered and Lydian b7]
  • #25 [Easy 2-5-1]
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 1
  • Intervals
  • Major 7th Chords
  • Types Of Playing
  • Minor 7th Chords
  • Dominant 7th Chords
  • Sus Chords
  • Magic Chords part 1
  • Magic Chords part 2
  • Real World Examples
  • Wonder Chord
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 2
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • 2-5-1 & Upper Structure Triads
  • Tri-Tone Substitutions
  • Other Chords
  • Chord Gems
  • Real World Examples
  • Comping
  • Improvise in 30
  • Improv Introduction
  • Improv – Sounding Bad!
  • Improv – What is a lick?
  • Improv – Lick Tonality
  • Improvisation pg 4 licks
  • Moving licks around
  • Improv – Play/Rest
  • Improv in 30!
  • Improvisation pg 8 licks
  • Improvisation pg 12 licks
  • Improv – Exercises
  • Improv – Triads
  • Improvisation pg 16 licks
  • Improvisation pg 20 licks
  • Improvisation pg 24 licks
  • A few tips & conclusion
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 1
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Introduction
  • The Blues Form
  • The Blues Form pt 1
  • The Blues Form pt 2
  • The Blues Form pt 3
  • Scales Used For Improv
  • Triads Sevenths and Inversions
  • Suspensions and Slash Chords
  • Sliding Crushing & Rolling Notes
  • Neighbor Chords
  • Adding The Left Hand
  • Grooves
  • Groove With Licks
  • Where To Go From Here
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 2
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Scales
  • Rhythm
  • Basic Shuffle Groove
  • Common Shuffle Groove
  • Seven Shuffle Grooves pt. 1
  • Seven Shuffle Grooves pt. 2
  • Boogie Bass
  • Jimmy Yancey Groove
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 3
  • Scorch Plug In
  • New Orleans Style
  • Boogie In Octaves
  • Turnarounds
  • Endings
  • Extra Grooves
  • Five Licks
  • Putting It Together
  • Jazz and Blues Made Easy
  • 12 Bar blues progression
  • Rhythm
  • Chord Voicings
  • Blues Bassline
  • Bassline Approaches
  • Comping Chords
  • Improvising Over The Blues
  • Creating Licks
  • Coupling Exercises
  • Licks HT With Bassline
  • Creating Your Own Composition
  • Fills Runs Endings
  • Putting It All Together
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • What is Improvisation?
  • Elements of improvisation
  • Choose the right element for the moment
  • The Major scale and Major chords
  • Swing rhythm and the Major scale
  • Getting creative with the Major scale
  • In points and target notes
  • Adding space to your solo
  • Comping chords
  • Chord tones & available tensions
  • Strong beats and weak beats
  • Common Triplet Pattern
  • Expanding Your Chords
  • Tips & Wrap up
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Chord tensions chart
  • Creating scales from tones and tensions
  • Scale blocks and four-note patterns
  • Chord tones and four-note patterns
  • Take-off and landing notes
  • Tension and release in the line
  • Approaches into target notes
  • Simplifying chord voicings
  • Form / Rhythm / Notes
  • Rhythmic segmenting
  • Arpeggiating the chord
  • Arpeggiating chord tones (2 examples)
  • Adding the 9th to improv
  • Adding the 11th to improv
  • Blue Bossa Ex. 1
  • Blue Bossa Ex. 2
  • Blue Bossa Ex. 3
  • Blue Bossa Ex. 4
  • Bonus Concepts (advanced)
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • Bebop Scales
  • How to swing the scales
  • Bebop scales in different keys
  • The descending bebop scale V-I and ii-V-I
  • Descending 1/2-whole diminished
  • Diminished chord built on the b9
  • Diminished arpeggios with 4-note blocks
  • Sequencing diminished arpeggios
  • Leaping fourth in Major
  • Leaping third in minor
  • 4-note approaches (delayed resolution)
  • Common bebop line
  • Common bebop line (ii-V-I)
  • Two-measure ii-V-I ex. 1
  • Two-measure ii-V-I ex. 2
  • Two-measure ii-V-I ex. 3
  • (3) one-measure ii-V-I examples
  • Tips & Wrap up
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 4
  • Scales and Modes Intro
  • Modes of the Major scale
  • Modes with block chords
  • Mode usage
  • Ionian Mode
  • Dorian mode
  • Phyrgian
  • Lydian mode
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian mode (Blue Bossa)
  • Locrian mode
  • Using modes…Here is That Rainy Day
  • Commonality between modes
  • Here is That Raining Day…Improv
  • Creating chord scales
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 1
  • Adv. Jazz & Blues 1 Introduction
  • F blues progression 1
  • F blues progression 1 – playalong
  • F blues progression 2
  • F blues progression 2 – playalong
  • F blues progression 3
  • F blues progression 3 – playalong
  • F blues progression 4
  • F blues progression 4 – playalong
  • A/B forms of rootless chords
  • The song – Swingin Blues (F Blues)
  • Approaches into Guide Tones
  • Advanced Scales for Improvisation
  • Advanced Scales for Improvisation pt. 2
  • Advanced Comping Techniques
  • Creating a Bassline (F Blues)
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • Major Seventh Chords Form A
  • Major Seventh Chords Form B
  • Minor Seventh Chords
  • Dominant Seventh Chords
  • All A+B Forms pt 1
  • All A+B Forms pt 2
  • A&B forms correction (quartals) pt 1
  • ii-V-I Rootless chords pt 1
  • A&B forms correction (quartals) pt 2
  • ii-V-I Rootless chords pt 2
  • ii-V-I in 6 keys
  • ii-V-I-vi Progression
  • ii-V-I-vi in 6 Keys
  • Altered ii-V-I
  • Song Examples pt 1
  • Song Examples pt 2
  • More Adventures in Jazz *Bonus*
  • "Over The Rainbow"
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 1a
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 1b
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 1c
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 1d
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 1e
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 2
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 3b
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 3a
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 4a
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 4b
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 4c
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 5a – Improv pt 1
  • Over The Rainbow – Chapter 5b
  • Basics of Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm
  • Songs we are covering
  • Style
  • Chords And Their Inversions
  • Comping Chords
  • Improvising Using the RH pt1
  • Improvising Using the RH pt2
  • What To Do In The Left Hand?
  • Left Hand Rhythms
  • Pseudo Bass Line
  • Putting Hands Together
  • Beyond Chord Tones pt1
  • Beyond Chord Tones pt2
  • Approaches
  • Licks With Approaches
  • Lick Exercises
  • 1-6-2-5 Exercises
  • Jam With The Band
  • Play-a-long 1
  • Play-a-long 2
  • Accompanying a Vocalist/Instrument
  • DVD601 Introduction
  • Singers And Their Books
  • Intros And Endings
  • Cueing
  • Tag Ending
  • Bullet Points
  • Duke Ending
  • I-vi-ii-V turnaround
  • I-vi-ii-V turnaround bassline
  • Comping & Voicings
  • The Melody
  • Phrasing
  • Chord Review
  • Review
  • 1st Time
  • 2nd Time
  • 3rd Time
  • 4th Time
  • Vocal Cues
  • No Band
  • Time Shift
  • Mixing Concepts
  • Merging Personalities
  • Soloing Concepts
  • Playalong 1
  • Playalong 2
  • Playalong 3
  • About Tish
  • Blues Basics
  • Intro – What is the Blues?
  • Understanding I-IV and V
  • Basic Blues chords
  • A basic blues progression
  • Blues rhythm
  • Types of chordal accompaniments
  • Transposing to new keys
  • The Blues scale
  • Rhythmic cells
  • Breaking down scales into chunks
  • Combine chunks and rhythmic cells
  • Putting the hands together
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Modulations introduction
  • What is a modulation?
  • Key centers vs. modulation
  • Dominant motion for modulation
  • Diminished to dominant sequences
  • Diminished to dominant C to Bb
  • Diminished to dominant to relative min.
  • Dominant chord modulation
  • Pivot chord modulation – introduction
  • Common keys and finding pivot chords
  • Amazing Grace – F to C
  • Amazing Grace – F to Bb
  • Borrowed minor key chords
  • Amazing Grace – F to Ab (borrowed)
  • Amazing Grace – F to Db (sus4)
  • Amazing Grace – F to Eb
  • Diminished to ii-V sequence
  • Amazing Grace – F to Ab (create pivot)
  • Amazing Grace – F to Ab (diminished)
  • Scales, Fills and Runs
  • Introduction
  • Dominant 7th scales
  • Major pentatonics over Dom 7 (inside)
  • Major pentatonics over Dom 7 (outside)
  • minor Pentatonics over Dom 7
  • minor Pentatonics over minor 7
  • One-measure fill rhythms
  • One-measure fill ex. 1
  • One-measure fill ex. 2
  • My favorite fills #1
  • My favorite fills #2
  • Flat 9 run
  • Quartal run
  • Pentatonic run
  • Funk Bass Grooves
  • Introduction
  • Bassline with Chords
  • Lick #1
  • Lick #2
  • Lick #3 (going outside)
  • Lick #4 (groove lick)
  • Lick #5 (32nd notes)
  • The Chicken Pick
  • Outside Chord
  • Bass line quarter-note triplets
  • Bassline Line Alterations
  • Free Improv
  • Composing A Groove
  • Part 1 – creating a groove
  • Part 2 – bassline w/ chord
  • Part 3 – triad passing chords
  • Part 4 – triad passing chords 2
  • Part 5 – sus passing chord
  • Part 6 – create the bridge
  • Part 7 – putting it together
  • Part 8 – Improv 1
  • Part 9 – Improv 2
  • Part 10 – Improv 3
  • Groove Extension And Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Lower Dominant Neighbors
  • Upper Dominant Neighbors
  • Major and minor
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstitious
  • Chordal Scale
  • Chordal Groove
  • Slash chords
  • Advanced Slash Chords
  • Advanced Slash Chord Improv
  • Bebop scale
  • Funk Master Class 1
  • Introduction
  • Pockets of Space
  • The One Drop
  • One Drop part 2
  • Line after bass one drop
  • minor 6 (-7) funk chord
  • Locking in a groove
  • Working through substitutions
  • Funk chord voicings
  • Reharming the progression
  • Single-note grooves
  • Entry points
  • Funk Master Class 2
  • Section 2 Part 1
  • Section 2 Part 2
  • Section 2 Part 3
  • Section 2 Part 4
  • Section 2 Part 5
  • Section 2 Part 6
  • Jam Track
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Funk Improv Intro
  • Chord voicings (dom 7 and min 7)
  • Adding inner motion to the chords
  • How to comp chords
  • How to comp chords (extra)
  • Scales for improv – minor pentatonic
  • The Blues Scale
  • The Altered Scale
  • Learning your neighbor scales
  • Creating phrases elements of a phrase
  • Conditioning Rhythms – part 1
  • Conditioning Rhythms – part 2
  • Conditioning Rhythms – part 3
  • Improv part 2 sneek peek
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Lick #1
  • Lick #2 – sixteenth notes
  • Lick #3 – altered scale
  • Lick #4 and #5
  • Lick #6 – sixteenth note triplets
  • Lick #7 and #8 – sixteenth note groupings
  • Lick #9 – 32nd notes
  • Lick #10
  • Summary
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • 4-note patterns
  • Sequencing patterns
  • Creating longer phrases
  • Starting on different beats
  • Double stops
  • Using thirds
  • Adding space to the solo
  • Interaction between hands
  • Interaction between hands part 2
  • Extract clusters from the scale
  • Extract quartals from the scale
  • 3-note patterns
  • Quartal and cluster lines
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 4
  • Introduction
  • Using the MIDI files
  • One chord vs. multi-chord grooves
  • Scales and key centers pt 1
  • Scales and key centers pt 2
  • Using voicings to lead a solo pt 1
  • Using voicings to lead a solo pt 2
  • Inside/outside quartals pt 1
  • Inside/outside quartals pt 2
  • Using quartals in improv pt 1
  • Using quartals in improv pt 2
  • Using quartals in improv pt 3
  • Voicings improv pt 1
  • Voicings improv pt 2
  • Wrap Up
  • Quartals Game Plan
  • Essential Comping Techniques Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Ballad style
  • Ballad style with fills
  • Oom-pah style
  • Oom-pah singing
  • Bassline and comping
  • Summary
  • Essential Comping Techniques Part 2
  • Bassline comping
  • Bassline comping pt 2
  • Bassline comping pt 3
  • Group chordal comping pt 1
  • Group chordal comping pt 2
  • Group improv comping
  • Walking Bassline And Comping - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Progression and Usage
  • Measure 1
  • Measure 7
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 19
  • Measure 23 and Tips
  • Walking Bassline And Comping - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Before Starting
  • Starting notes
  • Ending notes
  • Section 2 A-7
  • What to practice
  • "Alice in Wonderland" Fakebook Comping - Vol. 1
  • Comping Pt 1
  • "Alice in Wonderland" Fakebook Comping - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Comping Part 2
  • Play Piano For Hours #1
  • Play Piano For Hours #1
  • Play Piano For Hours #2
  • Play Piano For Hours #2
  • Play Piano For Hours #3
  • Play Piano For Hours #3
  • Play Piano For Hours #4
  • Play Piano For Hours #4
  • Play Piano For Hours #5
  • Play Piano For Hours #5
  • Play Piano For Hours #6
  • Play Piano For Hours #6
  • Play Piano For Hours #7
  • Play Piano For Hours #7
  • Play Piano For Hours #8
  • Play Piano For Hours #8
  • Play Piano For Hours #9
  • Play Piano For Hours #9
  • Play Piano For Hours #9 Student Questions
  • Play Piano For Hours #9 Student Questions
  • Happy Birthday
  • Basic arrangement
  • Blues/Rhumba feel
  • Arrangement with fills
  • Swing bass line
  • Jazz re-harmonization arrangement pt 1
  • Jazz re-harmonization arrangement pt 2
  • "It Had To Be You"
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Easy Jazz Piano Lesson
  • Introduction
  • Song part 1
  • Song part 2
  • Song part 3
  • Song part 4
  • Hands together part 1
  • Hands together part 2
  • Hands together part 3
  • Hands together part 4
  • Head-Solo-Head
  • Comping and Basslines
  • Scales
  • Solo Patterns 1
  • Solo Patterns 2
  • Licks
  • Putting it together
  • Not ready?
  • Now together
  • Conclusion
  • Rhythm Foundations
  • 01-Vocalizing/Subdivision
  • 02-Rhythmic Vocalization List
  • 03-Examples Of Rhythmic Vocalization
  • 04-How To Get Better At Rhythm
  • Foundations For Beginners – Technique
  • Why Technique is Important
  • Grab vs Push
  • 5 Finger Scales
  • How To Get Better
  • Reading Music Foundations
  • Reading Music
  • Reading Music Basics - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Guideposts
  • Ex. 1 – Quarter note guideposts
  • Ex. 2 – High and low guideposts
  • Ex. 3 – Playing hands together
  • Ex. 4 – Double-stops
  • Ex. 5 – Flowing between hands
  • Ex. 6 – Direction shifts
  • Reading Music Basics - Vol. 2
  • Ex. 7 – Guidepost Neighbors
  • Ex. 8 – A Little Tune
  • Ex. 9 – Slurs and Eighths
  • Ex. 10 – Watch out!
  • Ex. 11 – Repeats and Accidentals
  • Ex. 12 – Key signatures and Chords
  • Ex. 13 – Pickups and Broken chords
  • Ex. 14 – Name this song
  • Where to go from here
  • Critical Song Analysis
  • Progression A
  • Progression B
  • How to Memorize & Analyze Songs 1
  • Memorization & Analysis pt 1
  • Memorization & Analysis pt 2
  • Memorization & Analysis pt 3
  • How to Memorize & Analyze Songs 2
  • Introduction
  • Breaking down a piece
  • Theory vs muscle memory
  • Finding new measures
  • 5 Elements to practice
  • Stealing away time
  • Analysis, Memorization and Transposition
  • Analysis Introduction
  • Diatonic harmony
  • Analysis Symbols
  • Deceptive Resolution
  • Tritone resolution
  • Analyze the song (1)
  • Analyze the song (2)
  • Analyze the song (3)
  • Transposing to a new key
  • All The Things You Are – analysis
  • Memorizing the song
  • I Could Write a Book – analysis
  • Transpose I Could Write A Book
  • Improvisation Scales
  • Memorizing Jazz Tunes "It Could Happen To You" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Prep Work
  • Starting with harmony
  • The melody
  • Solo piano approach
  • Memorizing Jazz Tunes "It Could Happen To You" - Vol. 2
  • Review and Fried Bananas
  • Harder unfamiliar keys
  • Writing a solo
  • Transcription-Sonny Stitt solo
  • Organ Licks and Chords
  • Introduction
  • 1-6-2-5 Turnaround
  • Gimme Some Lovin
  • Smoke on the Water
  • Creating Motion Triads
  • Funk Tune Groove
  • Funk Tune Setting
  • Green Onions
  • Rock Organ Tour
  • Introduction
  • Why rock organ?
  • Steve Winwood glassy sound
  • Goldy McJohn – Steppenwolf
  • John Lord (Deep Purple)
  • John Evan (Jethro Tull)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey)
  • Wrap Up
  • Style of Jimmy Smith for Pianists
  • Introduction
  • Intro to organ controls
  • Jimmy Smith Settings
  • Jimmy Jazz comping
  • Full organ comping
  • Jimmy jazz basslines
  • Jimmy jazz blues licks
  • Jimmy funky comping
  • Outro
  • "Hush" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Song Intro
  • Funk Organ Groove pt 1
  • Funk Organ Groove pt 2
  • Apply groove to other sounds
  • The form pt 1
  • The form pt 2
  • Organ fills behind vocal
  • Creating a part
  • Assignment
  • "Hush" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Transcribing
  • Tremolo
  • Passing IV groove pt 1
  • Passing IV groove pt 2
  • Quartals
  • Hold Note
  • 16th note lines
  • Cocktail Piano Basics - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Intros-Swing
  • Intros-Ballad
  • Intros-Latin
  • Accom-Shells
  • Accom-Rootless
  • Accom-Rag
  • Accom-Ballad
  • Accom-Latin
  • Accom-Bassline
  • Cocktail Piano Basics - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Soloing-Root-9th-3rd
  • Soloing-Chord Tones
  • Soloing-neighbor tones
  • Soloing-active-left-hand
  • Soloing-cells and rootless voicings
  • Ending 1
  • Ending 2
  • Ending-Outside in
  • Ending-chromatic
  • Cocktail Success
  • Week 1
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5-8
  • "Night and Day" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Line 1 – Option 1
  • Line 1 – Option 2
  • Line 1 – Option 3
  • Line 2 – Option 1
  • Line 2 – Option 2
  • Line 2 – Option 3
  • Line 3 – Option 1
  • Line 3 – Option 2
  • Line 3 – Option 3
  • Line 4 – Option 1
  • Line 4 – Option 2
  • Line 4 – Option 3
  • "Night and Day" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Line 5 – opt. 1
  • Line 5 – opt. 2
  • Line 5 – opt. 3
  • Line 6 – opt. 1
  • Line 6 – opt. 2
  • Line 6 – opt. 3
  • Line 7 – opt. 1
  • Line 7 – opt. 2
  • Line 7 – opt. 3
  • Line 8 – opt. 1
  • Line 8 – opt. 2
  • Line 8 – opt. 3
  • Night & Day – Endings
  • 2-5-1 Essentials
  • Introduction
  • Diatonicism and ii-V-I
  • Chord tones vs. tensions
  • Chord shells
  • Creating cool ii chord voicings
  • Creating cool V7 chord voicings
  • Creating cool I chord voicings
  • Voice leading
  • Arpeggios, 2-5-1's and Tritones
  • Arpeggios, 2-5-1’s and Tritones
  • 2-5-1 Major Licks
  • Introduction
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • Lick 7
  • Lick 8
  • 2-5-1 Minor Licks
  • Introduction
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • Lick 7
  • Lick 8
  • Two-Hand Chord Voicings for Piano Part 1
  • Introduction
  • II-V-I Theory Origins
  • 4 way close position rootless voicings
  • II-V-I progression
  • II-V-I progression Pt 2
  • Two-Hand Chord Voicings for Piano Part 2
  • Dominant Chord Extensions
  • Autumn Leaves Example
  • Two-handed Comping
  • Two-handed Comping Pt 2
  • Advanced Pentatonics
  • Introduction
  • Guideposts and blocks
  • 4-note patterns
  • Left-hand McCoy style
  • Pattern A
  • Pattern B
  • Pattern C
  • Pattern D
  • Pattern E
  • Pattern F and G
  • Advanced Pentatonics and Quartals - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Step 1 – 24 bar Minor Blues
  • Step 2 – Minor Chord Quartals
  • Step 3 – Constant 16th Notes Exercise Over Minor
  • Step 4 – Constant 16th Notes Exercise Over Sus
  • Step 5 – Constant 16th Notes Exercise Over Altered
  • Step 6 – Quartal 16ths Over Minor
  • Step 7 – Quartal 16ths Over Sus
  • Step 8 – Quartal 16ths Over Altered
  • Advanced Pentatonics and Quartals - Vol. 2
  • Step 1-Stepping and Skipping
  • Step 2-Missing Scale Tone
  • Step 3-Pentatonics and Arpeggios
  • Step 4-Pentatonics and Arpeggios
  • Quartals and Pentatonic Improvisation
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Introduction
  • What are Quartals?
  • Quartals over chords
  • Quartal accompaniments
  • Making richer voicings
  • Going outside pt1
  • Minor pentatonics
  • Easy F Blues with quartals
  • Adv. F Blues with quartals
  • Playbook Days 11-20
  • Day 11 - Reading Dynamics
  • Day 12 - Song
  • Day 13 - Song m3-4
  • Day 14 - Song m5-6
  • Day 15 - Song m7-8
  • Day 16 - Song m9-12 (2nd ending)
  • Day 17 - Improvisation Licks
  • Day 18 - Triad Inversions
  • Day 19 - Chord Improvisation
  • Day 20 - Major Scale Pattern
  • Playbook Days 21-30
  • Day 21 - Understanding chord symbols
  • Day 22 - 7th chords and chord shells
  • Day 23 - My Romance – step 1
  • Day 24 - My Romance – step 2
  • Day 25 - My Romance – step 3
  • Day 26 - My Romance – step 4
  • Day 27 - Tritone substitution
  • Day 28 - Creating a bass line
  • Day 29 - Rootless chords
  • Day 30 - Rootless chords with bassline and comping
  • Day 1 - Rhythm
  • Day 2 - Technique
  • Day 3 - Reading Music
  • Day 4 - Song “Dunkin’s Blue”
  • Day 5 - Song – measures 3-4
  • Day 6 - Song – measures 5-8
  • Day 7 - How To Improvise
  • Day 8 - How to Create a Song Arrangment
  • Day 9 - Rhythm
  • Day 10 - Broken Triads (technique)
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Bassline A
  • Bassline B
  • Bassline C with practice tips
  • Bassline D
  • Bassline E the turnaround
  • Bassline F ending
  • Bassline F alterations
  • Blues chords
  • Bassline form
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Blues Chords
  • Augmented 5 Chord Intro
  • Measure 7 Hands Together
  • Walkup
  • Walkup Arrangement Pt 1
  • Walkup Arrangement Pt 2
  • Jazzy Walkup
  • Blues Lick
  • Slow, Soulful Blues - Frank's Blues
  • Introduction to Soulful Blues
  • Left hand accompaniment techniques
  • “Jazz” chords – chords with tensions
  • Approaches into the next chord
  • Left-hand summary
  • The Song Part 1 (Franks Blues)
  • The Song Part 2 (m. 4)
  • The Song Part 3 (m. 8)
  • The Song Part 4 (m. 10)
  • Walk ups / Walk downs pt 1
  • Walk ups / Walk downs pt 2
  • Free improvisation
  • Wrap Up
  • 15 Blues Licks
  • Introduction
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • Lick 7
  • Lick 8
  • Lick 9
  • Lick 10
  • Lick 11
  • Lick 12
  • Lick 13
  • Lick 14
  • Lick 15
  • Wrap Up
  • "O Come All Ye' Faithful"
  • The Melody
  • Basic Chords Part 1
  • Basic Chords Part 2
  • Basic Chords Part 3
  • Basic Chords Part 4
  • Basic Chords Part 5
  • Advanced Chords Intro
  • Advanced Chords Part 1
  • Advanced Chords Part 2
  • Advanced Chords Part 3
  • Advanced Chords Part 4
  • Advanced Chords Part 5
  • Advanced Chords Part 6
  • Advanced Chords *Tag*
  • Arrangement – Three Versions
  • Arrangement – Part 1
  • Arrangement – Part 2
  • Arrangement – Part 3
  • Arrangement – Part 4
  • Arrangement – Part 5
  • Arrangement – Part 6
  • Arrangement – Part 7
  • Arrangement – Part 8
  • Arrangement – Part 9
  • Arrangement – Part 10
  • "Chestnuts Roasting"
  • The Song
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Part 8
  • Improv Tips
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Introduction to Slow Blues Improv
  • Scale review
  • Left-hand accompaniment techniques
  • Triplets vs. Swung eighth notes
  • Grouping Patterns
  • Arrangement part 1
  • Arrangement part 2 (m. 3)
  • Arrangement part 3 (m. 5)
  • Arrangement part 4 (m. 8)
  • Arrangement part 5 (m. 10)
  • Arrangement part 6 (m. 11) – conclusion
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • 16th-note triplet exercise
  • 16th-note triplet licks
  • Getting the Blues feel
  • Adjusting scores for hand size
  • Arrangement pt 1 (m1-2)
  • Arrangement pt 2 (m3-4)
  • Arrangement pt 3 (m5-6)
  • Arrangement pt 4 (m7-8)
  • Arrangement pt 5 (m9-10)
  • Arrangement pt 6 (m11-12)
  • Improvisation Ideas
  • "Auld Lang Syne" Special Reharmonization - Vol. 1
  • Introduction to Reharmonization
  • Step 1 – basic I-IV-V
  • Step 2 – precede Dom 7
  • Step 2 – precede Dom 7 pt2
  • Secondary dominants
  • Step 3 – replacing chords
  • Step 4 – add dominant motion
  • Step 5 – tritone substitution
  • Step 6 – chord shifting
  • Step 7 – alternate bass notes
  • "Auld Lang Syne" Special Reharmonization - Vol. 2
  • Introduction and pt 1
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 9
  • Measure 15
  • Tips pt 1
  • Tips pt 2
  • Tips pt 3
  • Tips pt 4
  • Amazing Grace Reharmonization
  • Amazing Grace Reharmonization
  • Reharmonizations, Progressions and Extensions
  • Introduction
  • Diatonic harmony
  • Dominant motion
  • Prog A I-IV-V
  • Prog B ii-V-I
  • Prog C I-vi-ii-V
  • Prog D iii-V7/ii-ii-V
  • Prog E IV-iv-bVII7
  • Prog F I-IV-iv-I
  • Prog G I – #I diminished – ii – #II diminished
  • Prog H I – ii_V of vi
  • Prog I I – V7/vi – vi
  • Prog J Extended dominants
  • Wrap Up
  • 4-Layer Standards
  • 4-Layer Standards
  • How to Play Standards
  • How to Play Standards
  • How to Improvise Over Standards
  • How to Improvise Over Standards
  • "Cantaloupe Island"
  • Introduction
  • The Groove pt 1
  • The Groove pt 2
  • Groove Exploration
  • Herbie Groove
  • Constant Cross Staff
  • Moving Ghost Note
  • The Melody
  • Scales for Improvisation
  • Improvisation Ideas pt 1
  • Improvisation Ideas pt 2
  • Improvisation Ideas pt 3 (groove)
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 4
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Part 8
  • Part 9
  • Part 10
  • Part 11
  • Part 12
  • Music Theory - Module 1
  • Introduction
  • Key Signatures
  • Circle of 5ths
  • Enharmonic
  • Music Theory - Module 2
  • Introduction
  • Clef Expanation
  • Relative and Parallel Minor
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Harmonic and Melodic Minor
  • Music Theory - Module 3
  • Scale Degrees
  • Intervals
  • Modes Defined
  • Modes Alternate Explanation
  • Modes Practical Application
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Music Theory - Module 4
  • Chords
  • 7th Chords
  • Open and closed position
  • Chord Symbols
  • Chord Scales
  • Chord Scales Pt 2
  • Music Theory - Module 5
  • Introduction
  • Diatonic vs Chromatic
  • Diatonic Chords
  • Diatonic Worksheet
  • Harmonic Progressions 2-5-1
  • Harmonic Analysis Mozart
  • Explanation of Worksheet
  • Music Theory - Module 6
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm Review
  • Dotted Rhythms
  • Rhythm Sight Reading
  • More Rhythmic Values
  • "Piano Man" - Billy Joel
  • Introduction to Piano Man
  • Song Introduction
  • First part of song
  • The Verse
  • Interlude
  • The Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Country Lick
  • Improvisation scales
  • Piano man improv solo
  • Billy Joel lick
  • Rock piano improv tips
  • "Your Song" - Elton John
  • Introduction
  • The song
  • Step 1 part 1
  • Step 1 part 2
  • Step 2
  • Step 3 pt. 1
  • Step 3 pt. 2
  • Step 4 pt. 1
  • Step 4 pt. 2
  • Accompanying others
  • Improvisation pt. 1
  • Improvisation pt. 2
  • "The Way It Is" - Bruce Hornsby
  • Song Introduction
  • Introduction and Analysis
  • Song Introduction m6
  • Chorus variations
  • Pentatonic scale exercise
  • Pentatonic groupings pt 1
  • Pentatonic groupings pt 2
  • Hornsby Lick #1
  • Hornsby Lick #2
  • Pentatonic double-stops
  • Change lick starting beat
  • Putting the song together
  • Advanced techniques
  • Beginner/Intermediate techniques pt 1
  • Beginner/Intermediate techniques pt 2
  • "Minute By Minute" - Doobie Brothers
  • Introduction
  • Intro to the song
  • Intro part 2
  • With the play along
  • The Verse pt 1
  • The Verse pt 2
  • The Verse pt 3
  • Chorus
  • The Interlude
  • Modulated Chorus
  • Modulation To D
  • "She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel (Vol. 1)
  • Introduction
  • Measures 1-6
  • Measures 7-11
  • Measures 12
  • Measures 13-16
  • "She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel (Vol. 2)
  • M 17-20
  • M 21-26
  • M 27-32
  • M 33-End
  • Accompaniment
  • "Have I Told You Lately" - Van Morrison
  • Introduction
  • Song introduction
  • Part 1 (m5)
  • Part 2 (m9)
  • Part 3 (m13)
  • Part 4 (m17)
  • Part 5 (m21-28)
  • Improvisation
  • "Every Breath You Take" - The Police (Vol. 1)
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1-6
  • Measure 7-15
  • Measure 16-24
  • Measure 25-34
  • "Every Breath You Take" - The Police (Vol. 2)
  • Measure 35-44
  • Measure 45-51
  • Coda
  • Improvisation ideas
  • "Paranoid Android" - Radiohead
  • Introduction
  • Figuring out songs by ear pt 1
  • Figuring out songs by ear pt 2
  • Song introduction
  • A section pt 1
  • A section pt 2 (m17)
  • B Section
  • C Section
  • D Section pt 1
  • D Section pt 2
  • Advanced concepts pt 1
  • Advanced concepts pt 2
  • Advanced concepts pt 3
  • "Layla" - Eric Clapton (Piano Coda)
  • Layla Piano Coda Part 2
  • Layla Piano Coda Part 1
  • "So Far Away" - Carole King
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • m3 – 5
  • m6 – 8
  • m9 – 11
  • m12 – 17
  • m18 – 22
  • m23 – 26
  • m33 – 40
  • m41 – end with improv
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon And Garfunkel (Vol. 1)
  • Introduction
  • Intro to the song
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 20
  • Measure 25
  • Song analysis and practice tips
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon And Garfunkel (Vol. 2)
  • Introduction
  • Measure 28
  • Measure 39
  • Measure 52
  • Measure 58
  • Measure 64
  • "Smoke On The Water" - Deep Purple
  • Introduction
  • The Intro
  • The Verse
  • The Chorus
  • Improvisation
  • "House Of The Rising Sun" - The Animals
  • Introduction
  • Song Intro
  • Prep A
  • Prep B
  • The Melody
  • 16th note broken chords
  • Improv and form
  • "Alfie" - Burt Bacarach
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1
  • Measure 7
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 19
  • Measure 25
  • Measure 31
  • Measure 36
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Great Blues Chord Riff
  • Playing in a Rock Groove
  • Playing in a Shuffle Groove
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 2
  • Advanced Turnaround
  • Theory Time
  • Playing Dominant 7th Chords
  • Practice Ideas to Get You Grooving
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 3
  • Introduction
  • Left Hand Bassline
  • Building a 2-Handed Groove
  • Bassline 2
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 4
  • Building Another Groove
  • Right Hand Riff 2
  • Combining Parts and Skill
  • Comping Practice
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 5
  • Introduction
  • Learning the Right Hand Melody
  • Left Hand Shell Voicings
  • Putting Hands Together
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 6
  • Transposing and Playing at a Faster Tempo
  • Creating an Intro
  • Classic Blues Ending
  • Using Left Hand Basslines
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 7
  • Introduction
  • Building Rootless Voicings
  • Rootless Voicings for 12-Bar Blues
  • Walking Bassline Exercise 1
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 8
  • Walking Bassline Exercise 2
  • Walking Bassline Exercise 3
  • Walking Bassline Exercise 4
  • Walking Bassline Exercise 5
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 9
  • Introduction
  • Common Alternate Changes
  • More Alternate Changes
  • More Advanced Changes
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 10
  • Altered Extensions
  • Tritone substitutions
  • Working With Basslines
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 11
  • Introduction
  • M1-Tritone Substitution
  • M4-Tweaking a ii-V-I
  • M7-Descending Harmony
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 12
  • M9-Must have blues lick
  • M11-Standard ending
  • Practice exercises
  • Bonus-Descending harmony trick
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 13
  • Introduction
  • Scales
  • Generating improvisation ideas
  • Generating improvisation ideas Pt. 2
  • Putting it all together
  • Displacing the beat
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 14
  • Introduction
  • Concerted Comping
  • Another Blues Scale
  • 3 Ways to fill space
  • Taking it Out in m4
  • Boogie Woogie Basics Part 1
  • Introduction
  • The Basics
  • Getting the Groove
  • Right Hand Riff
  • More Bass Lines
  • Boogie Woogie Basics Part 2
  • Left and Right Hand Variations
  • Create Your Own Riffs
  • Riff with Comping
  • Intros and Endings
  • Intermediate Boogie Woogie Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Refresher & Basslines
  • Riff #1 and #2
  • Bassline #2
  • Riff #3
  • Intermediate Boogie Woogie Part 2
  • Riff #3 with bassline
  • Riff #4
  • Riff #4 with bassline
  • Wrap Up
  • Advanced Boogie Woogie Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Bassline Getting the Groove
  • Main Lick and Intro
  • Practice Habits
  • Increasing Speed
  • Advanced Boogie Woogie Part 2
  • Lick #2 2nd Chorus
  • Fast Triplet Line
  • A Few Endings Pt 1
  • A Few Endings Pt 2
  • Real World Cocktail Piano Tips
  • Gigging Tips
  • Reharmonizations
  • Wrap Up
  • "I Loves You Porgy" - Gershwin (Part 1)
  • Introduction
  • Brainstorming the song pt 1
  • Passing chords
  • Further in the song
  • "I Loves You Porgy" - Gershwin (Part 2)
  • R-7-3 Shells
  • Arrangement pt 1
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 9
  • Measure 13
  • What to practice
  • "Jordu" - Duke Jordan (Arrangement)
  • Lead Sheet
  • Arrangement Pt 1
  • Arrangement Pt 2
  • Improv & Accompaniment
  • "Jordu" - Duke Jordan (Improvisation)
  • Introduction
  • Discovery Phase 1
  • Discovery Phase 2
  • A section improv 2
  • B section improv
  • "Moonlight In Vermont" - Arrangement (Part 1)
  • Moonlight in Vermont m 1
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 21
  • What to practice
  • "Moonlight In Vermont" - Arrangement (Part 2)
  • Moonlight in Vermont B section
  • B section m33
  • Last A section
  • Last A section m45
  • What to practice
  • Moonlight in Vermont Arrangement
  • "All Blues" - Miles Davis (Arrangement)
  • Introduction groove
  • Song pt 1
  • Song m6
  • Song m 10
  • What to practice
  • My All Blues Improvisation Tips
  • "As Time Goes By"
  • Introduction
  • Step 2
  • Advanced Arrangement
  • Quick Chromaticism
  • Pro Tips
  • "Unforgettable" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • The introduction
  • For Beginners
  • The A Section
  • Measure 11
  • Measure 17
  • Measure 23
  • Turnaround and Ending
  • "Unforgettable" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Fills and Runs
  • Fills and Runs 1
  • Fills and Runs 2
  • Fills and Runs 3
  • Fills and Runs 4
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 1 (Arrangement)
  • Introduction
  • Elements of arrangement
  • Part 1 (m1-4)
  • Fills
  • Part 2 (m5-9)
  • Part 3 (m10-m21)
  • Part 4 (m22-m33)
  • Ending (m34-end)
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 2 (Improvisation)
  • Introduction
  • Arrangement full speed
  • Arrangement-50percent
  • Solo-50percent
  • Myarrangement-50percent
  • "When Sunny Gets Blue"
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt1
  • Analysis pt2
  • Step 1 – mixed shells
  • Assignment
  • Step 2 – adding the 5th
  • Review of accompaniment techniques
  • Step 3 – accompaniment rhythms
  • Step 4 – song
  • Step 4 – sections
  • Flourishes
  • "Moon River"
  • Introduction
  • Measures 1-8
  • Measures 9-16
  • Measures 17-25
  • Measures 29-End
  • How to practice
  • "Summertime"
  • Introduction
  • Reharm part 1
  • Reharm part 2
  • Reharm part 3
  • Reharm part 4
  • Reharm part 5
  • Reharm part 6
  • Reharm part 7
  • Arrangement Introduction
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Arrangement Part 4
  • Arrangement Part 5
  • Creating Licks Intro
  • Creating Licks Part 1
  • Creating Licks Part 2
  • Creating Licks Part 3
  • Creating Licks Part 4
  • Creating Licks Part 5
  • Creating Licks Part 6
  • Creating Licks Part 7
  • Creating Licks Part 8
  • Creating Licks Part 9
  • Creating Licks Part 10
  • Creating Licks Part 11
  • Creating Licks Part 12
  • Creating Licks Part 13
  • Improvisation Lick #1
  • Improvisation Lick #2
  • Improvisation Lick #3
  • Improvisation Lick #4
  • Improvisation Lick #5
  • Improvisation Lick #6
  • Improvisation Lick #7
  • Improvisation Lick #8
  • Improvisation Lick #9
  • Free Improv over Chords
  • Rock Piano Chords Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Major triads in Root Position
  • Minor Triads in Root Position
  • Doubling the Root
  • Inversions for Major Triads
  • Doubling the 3rd and 5th
  • Inversions for Minor Triads
  • 12 Days of Jazz Standards
  • Level 1 - Melody and Melodic Embellishment
  • Level 2 - Shells (R7) with rhythmic movement
  • Level 3 - Shells alternating between R7 and R3
  • Level 4 - Shells with chord tone in RH
  • Level 5 - Adding tensions
  • "You've Got A Friend" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Notes about transcription
  • Part 1 (m1-m5)
  • Part 1 (m1-m5) continued
  • Pat 2 (m6)
  • Part 3 (m9)
  • Part 4 (m16)
  • Part 5 (m22)
  • Part 6 (m25)
  • Part 7 (m30)
  • "You've Got A Friend" Improvisation And Groove - Vol. 2
  • Intro and Sample Groove
  • Thumb Accents
  • Pickups And Suspension
  • Chords Within The Groove
  • Approaches Into The chord
  • Combining Approaches
  • Pentatonic Double-Stops
  • Blues Scale Double Stops
  • Left Hand Groove Tricks
  • Turnaround
  • Rock Piano Chords Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Using Inversions
  • Voice Leading
  • 7th Chords
  • Slash Chords
  • Putting It All Together
  • 11 Rock Piano Technique Tips
  • Introduction
  • Tip 1
  • Tip 2
  • Tip 3
  • Tip 4
  • Tip 5
  • Tip 6
  • Tip 7
  • Tip 8
  • Tip 9
  • 11-Tip 10
  • 12-Tip 11
  • Rock Rhythm Practice 1
  • Introduction
  • Rhythmic Values
  • Examples of Each
  • Rhythmic Exercises 1-4
  • Rhythmic Exercises 5-8
  • Rhythmic Exercises 9-12
  • Rock Rhythm Practice 2
  • Introduction
  • Rhythmic Values
  • Rhythm Review
  • Rhythmic Exercises 1-4
  • Rhythmic Exercises 5-8
  • Rhythmic Exercises 9-12
  • Adele
  • Introduction
  • Intro Verse Chorus
  • Bridge
  • Bonus 1
  • Bonus 2
  • Bonus 3
  • Africa - Toto
  • Introduction
  • Intro and Keyboard Split
  • Bottle Blower Riff
  • Verse
  • Chorus
  • Synth Solo
  • Caravan - Van Morrison
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Chorus
  • Don’t Stop Believin - Journey
  • Introduction
  • Section 1
  • Transposition Challenge
  • Section 2
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Introduction
  • Technique
  • Rhythm
  • Reading
  • Theory
  • Licks and Fills
  • Song Tips
  • Human Nature - Michael Jackson
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Other Ideas For Verse
  • Chorus
  • Interlude and Outro
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Introduction
  • Intro Verse
  • Prechorus
  • Chorus
  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Comping Considerations
  • Bridge
  • Ending-Coda
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Introduction
  • Intro and Chorus
  • Verse
  • Piano Outro Coda
  • Licks from Jessica - Allman Brothers
  • Introduction
  • Intro Riff
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • Like a Prayer - Madonna
  • Introduction
  • Finding the right sounds
  • Intro and Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Verse
  • Saturday In The Park - Chicago
  • Introduction
  • Intro and Verse
  • Prechorus
  • Chorus
  • Bridge
  • Ending
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Introduction
  • Diatonic Chords
  • The Intro
  • The Verse
  • The Chorus
  • The Interlude
  • The Verse-New Key
  • The Chorus-New Key
  • The Outro
  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Triads in Different Positions
  • Chorus
  • Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse Chorus
  • Prechorus
  • Verse Chorus Transposed
  • Verse Chorus Transposed Again
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Interlude
  • New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
  • Verse Part 2
  • Bridge
  • Ending
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse Part 1
  • Rock Piano - Keys To Success
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Funk Keyboard Technique 1
  • Introduction
  • Synth Vs. Piano
  • Electro-Mechanical Keyboard Sounds
  • Organ Patches
  • Pads
  • Funk Keyboard Technique 2
  • Lead Sounds
  • Pentatonic Scales and Licks
  • Brass Instruments
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Funk Rhythm Training 1
  • Introduction
  • Rhythmic Review
  • More Rhythmic Practice
  • Two Handed Practice
  • Poly Rhythm Practice
  • Funk Rhythm Training 2
  • Introduction
  • Downbeats and Upbeats
  • Practicing with Drum Tracks
  • Rhythmic Practice Chord Progression
  • Rhythmic Reading Practice
  • Reading a Rhythm Chart
  • Putting it all Together
  • Funk Reading 1
  • Introduction
  • Survey the Tune
  • Rhythm Reading
  • Building Chords
  • Learning the Prechorus
  • Funk Reading 2
  • Rhythm Reading Chorus
  • Building Chords Chorus
  • The Bridge
  • Scales for Improvisation
  • Sound Selection
  • Clavinet Grooves Revealed
  • Introduction
  • Use Me Main Clavinet
  • Use Me Variations
  • Superstition
  • Superstition Part 2
  • Higher Ground
  • Higher Ground Part 2
  • Comping Ideas For Blues Funk Grooves
  • Introduction
  • Right Hand Groove Comping
  • Adding a Left Hand Bassline
  • Adding a Funky Fill
  • Using 9 Chords
  • 6 Funky Chord Progressions
  • Introduction
  • Chord Progression 1
  • Chord Progression 2
  • Chord Progression 3
  • Chord Progression 4
  • Chord Progression 5
  • Chord Progression 6
  • 7 Ways to Resolve to a “I” Chord
  • Introduction
  • V7 to I
  • V7 V to I
  • Tritone Substitution
  • Tritone Sub Combinations
  • Backdoor ii V
  • Minor Backdoor ii V
  • Introduction to Arpeggios
  • The Classic
  • Skipping
  • Outer/Inner
  • Five to Four
  • Waterfall
  • Upper-Structures
  • Bonus
  • Building a Funk Groove
  • Introduction
  • Building the Drum Groove
  • Building the Bass Groove
  • Building the Clavinet Groove
  • Lady Bird Changes
  • 10 Must-Have Funk Licks 1
  • Introduction
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • 10 Must-Have Funk Licks 2
  • Lick 6
  • Lick 7
  • Lick 8
  • Lick 9
  • Lick 10
  • 5 Scales for Soloing
  • Introduction
  • Pentatonics
  • Blues Scale
  • Mixolydian
  • Dorian
  • Lydian Dominant
  • Soloing over the Funk Groove
  • Introduction
  • Step 1 Building the Blues Scale
  • Step 2 Playing Uninterrupted Scales
  • Step 3 Randomly Changing Directions
  • Step 4 Adding Rhythmic Fluctuations
  • Step 5 Skipping Notes
  • Step 6 Inventing a Lick
  • Step 7 Adding Some LH Comping
  • Soon and Very Soon
  • Introduction
  • Song Introduction
  • Measures 9-10
  • Walk Up Fills
  • The Verse
  • Bassline Syncopation
  • Interlude
  • The Bridge
  • The Coda
  • "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
  • Introduction
  • The Melody
  • Adding Basic Chords
  • Introduction to the arrangement
  • I-V chord progression
  • I – I7 chord progression
  • ii – V chord progression
  • iii-vi-ii-V progression
  • I – III7 – IV – #ivdim progression
  • I – IV7/I progression
  • Chord tones vs. Non-chord tones
  • Line endpoints
  • Accompaniment rhythms
  • Bassline creation rules
  • Arrangement part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Shouting Chorus
  • Arrangement Part 5
  • Arrangement Part 6
  • Slow Gospel Feel
  • Contemporary Feel
  • "This Little Light of Mine"
  • Introduction
  • The melody
  • Apply chords to the melody
  • Measure 5
  • Walk up
  • Finishing the reharm
  • Arrangement introduction
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • “The Way You Make Me Feel.” - Michael Jackson
  • Introduction
  • Importance of Groove
  • 16th Note Rhythms
  • Playing Hands Together
  • Playing the Horn Line
  • Bonus - The Way You Make Me Feel
  • "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • Introduction
  • Establishing the Intro Groove
  • Some New Chords
  • Variations in Verse Bassline
  • Chorus
  • “Signed Sealed Delivered” - Stevie Wonder
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Variations on Verse
  • Chorus
  • "Will It Go Round in Circles?" - Billy Preston
  • Introduction
  • Sections of the song
  • Scale chords
  • Billy Preston Lick #1
  • Billy Preston Lick #2
  • Billy Preston Lick #3
  • Billy Preston Lick #4
  • Billy Preston Lick #5
  • Billy Preston Lick #6
  • "There Will Never Be Another You" - Improvisation
  • There Will Never Be Another You Improv
  • Student Homework
  • Improvisation in 5 Steps
  • Step One - Major Scale
  • Step Two - Fixing Scales
  • Step Three - Guide Tone Lines
  • Step Four - Articulation and Dynamics
  • Step Five - Special Techniques
  • "I Get A Kick Out of You" - Advanced Improv
  • I Get A Kick Out of You
  • Level 6 - Rootless Voicings
  • Level 7 - Root Stomp
  • Level 8 - Reharmonization
  • Level 9 - Flow Between The Hands
  • Level 10 - Intros & Endings
  • Level 11 - Switching Styles
  • Level 12 - Putting it All Together
  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 1
  • Introduction to Funky Fender Rhodes
  • basic groove -(A)
  • syncopated chords – (B)
  • double stops – (C)
  • diads – (D)
  • improvisation exercises – (EFG)
  • constant 16ths – (H)
  • IV to I (I)
  • Walkup
  • In sync (KL)
  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 2
  • Groove A pt 1
  • Introduction
  • Groove A pt 2
  • Groove B
  • Groove C
  • Putting together a progression
  • Improvisation pt 1
  • Improvisation pt 2
  • Using effects
  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • Getting started
  • The next chord
  • 4 chord progression
  • Change the minor chord
  • Sus chord and voice-leading
  • 15 Funk Grooves
  • Groove #1
  • Groove #2
  • Groove #3
  • Groove #4
  • Groove #5
  • Groove #6
  • Groove #7
  • Groove #8
  • Groove #9
  • Groove #10
  • Groove #11
  • Groove #12
  • Groove #13
  • Groove #14
  • Groove #15
  • "Funky Jazz Gospel"
  • Introduction
  • A Section pt 1
  • A Section pt 2
  • A Section pt 3
  • B Section pt 1
  • B Section pt 2
  • B Section pt 3
  • B Section pt 4
  • B Section pt 5
  • C Section
  • Improvisation pt 1
  • Improvisation pt 2
  • Improvisation pt 3
  • Funky Piano
  • Introduction
  • Sixteenth-note breakdown
  • Harmonic progressions
  • Broken sixteenth-note chords
  • Bassline motion
  • Right-hand chord infusion
  • Shifting accents (1)
  • Shifting accents (2)
  • Triad infusion
  • Where to go from here
  • Stable Funk - Composition
  • Introduction
  • Creating a song part 1
  • Bullet point tips
  • Part 2
  • The interlude
  • The B section
  • Licks
  • End of solo section
  • Getting out of solo section
  • Ending the song
  • Melody
  • Studio Take 1
  • Studio Take 2
  • Studio Take 3
  • Creating a Funk Groove
  • Introduction
  • Two-measure phrase intro pt 1
  • Two-measure phrase intro pt 2
  • A section (m3-m4)
  • A section (m3-m4) pt 2
  • A section (m5)
  • B section Funkadiddle
  • Solo Section Groove
  • Solo Section Groove pt 2
  • Turnaround – Ending
  • "Misty - Erroll Garner
  • Introduction/Reharm – part 1
  • [1] Reharm – part 2
  • [1] Reharm – part 3
  • [1] Reharm – part 4
  • [2] Arrangement part 1
  • [2] Arrangement part 2
  • [2] Arrangement part 3
  • [2] Arrangement part 4
  • [2] Arrangement part 5
  • [2] Arrangement part 6
  • [2] Arrangement part 7
  • [2] Arrangement part 8
  • [3] Improv part 1
  • [3] Improv part 2
  • [3] Improv part 3
  • [3] Improv part 4
  • [3] Improv part 5
  • "Take 5" - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Introduction
  • The B section
  • B section chords
  • End of B section
  • A section bassline
  • The A section melody
  • Fill out A section with chords
  • The ending
  • A section improvisation
  • B section improvisation
  • Advanced improv and reharm pt 1
  • Advanced improv and reharm pt 2
  • "Fly Me To The Moon"
  • Introduction
  • The melody
  • Melody with chord shells
  • Filling out the chord shells
  • Add in chord tensions
  • Add in chord tensions (2)
  • Root fifth third accompaniment
  • More fills and flourishes
  • Chromatic scale fills
  • Endings
  • "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt 1
  • Analysis pt 2
  • Step 1-Roots
  • Step 2-RH chords pt 1
  • Step 2-RH chords pt 2
  • Step3-Arrangement pt 2
  • Step3-Arrangement pt 1
  • "Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • M1-4
  • M5-8
  • M9-12
  • M13-16
  • M17-20
  • M21-24
  • Jazz Waltz Style
  • "Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • M 1-4
  • M 5-8
  • M 9-12
  • M 13-16
  • M 17-20
  • M 21-24
  • M 25-31
  • Modulating Minor 3rd
  • Reharmonized Ending
  • "All of Me" Arrangement - Vol. 1A
  • Introduction
  • Song Intro measures 1-8
  • Measures 9-12
  • Measures 13-16
  • Measures 17-20
  • Measures 21-24
  • "All of Me" Arrangement - Vol. 1B
  • Measures 25-32
  • Measures 33-36
  • Measures 37-40
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Confusion on M 2
  • "All of Me" The Improvisation - Vol. 2A
  • Introduction
  • Different ways to play melody
  • Rhythmically varying the melody
  • 2 note cell
  • 3 note cell
  • "All of Me" The Improvisation - Vol. 2B
  • 5-note-cell
  • 5-note-cell-with-rhythmic-variety
  • 5-note-cell-to-create-improv-idea
  • summary
  • "The Shadow Of Your Smile"
  • Introduction
  • Rhythm Of The Chords
  • The Chords
  • The Melody
  • Hands Together Pt 1
  • Hands Together Pt 2
  • Hands Together Pt 3
  • Hands Together Pt 4
  • Advanced Tips
  • "Tequila"
  • Introduction
  • The introduction groove
  • A Section (m7)
  • B Section (m15) Boogie groove
  • Finishing the B section
  • Lick #1
  • Lick #2
  • Lick #3
  • Lick #4
  • Creating an improvisation pt1
  • Creating an improvisation pt2
  • "La Cumparsita"
  • Introduction
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Arrangement Part 4
  • Arrangement Part 5
  • Arrangement Part 6
  • The Entire Arrangement
  • Improvisation
  • "The Girl From Ipanema" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Part 8
  • Bossa Rhythm
  • Scales for improvisation
  • Applying the scales
  • Chord montuno
  • "The Girl from Ipanema" Improv & Analysis - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt 1
  • Analysis pt 2
  • Analysis pt 3
  • Analysis Wrap Up
  • Reharmonization pt 1
  • Reharmonization pt 2
  • Improvisation with Arpeggios
  • Improvisation with Arpeggios pt 2
  • Improvisation with Arpeggios pt 3
  • "The Peanut Vendor"
  • Introduction
  • Intro Groove in G
  • Intro Groove (part A)
  • Filler Groove (part B)
  • Melody pt 1 (part C)
  • Melody pt 2 (part D)
  • Improv lick 1 (part E)
  • Improv lick 2 (part F)
  • Improv lick 3 (part G)
  • Advanced chords pt 1
  • Advanced chords pt 2
  • In the Style of "Corcovado"
  • Corcovado Intro
  • Song introduction
  • Corcovado measures 7-15
  • Corcovado measures 15-27
  • Corcovado measures 27-35
  • Corcovado measures 35-end plus endings
  • Corcovado improvisation
  • Corcovado improvisation scales
  • Corcovado improvisation scales pt. 2
  • "Wave"
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2 (m. 5)
  • Part 3 (m. 8)
  • Part 4 (m. 12)
  • Part 5 (2nd ending)
  • Part 6 (m. 20)
  • Part 7 (m. 23)
  • Part 8 (m. 29)
  • Part 9 (endings continued)
  • "Wave" Improvisation
  • Introduction to Wave Improvisation
  • Scales for improv pt. 1
  • Scales for improv pt. 2
  • Improvisation basics
  • The Solo (at tempo)
  • Wave Improvisation pt 1
  • Wave Improvisation pt 2
  • Wave Improvisation pt 3
  • Wave Improvisation pt 4
  • Wave Improvisation Tips 1
  • Wave Improvisation Tips 2
  • "Amazing Grace"
  • Amazing Grace Introduction
  • Harmonization techniques – lead 1
  • Harmonization techniques – lead 2
  • Transition chords
  • ii-V-I add on progressions
  • Harmonize using any chord
  • Available tensions for chords
  • Lead 4 – Dominant motion
  • Move between re-harm variations
  • Amazing Grace arrangement 1
  • Amazing Grace arrangement 2
  • Amazing Grace arrangement 3
  • Amazing Grace arrangement 4
  • Amazing Grace arrangement 5
  • Fills Runs & Improv pt. 1
  • Fills Runs & Improv pt. 2
  • Fills Runs & Improv pt. 3
  • "The Old Rugged Cross"
  • Melody and Time feel
  • Introduction
  • 6/8 Groove exercise
  • Analysis
  • Diminished Exercise
  • Arr. m1 – Fill in the groove
  • Arr. m2 – Precede w/ Dom7
  • Arr. m3 – Scale chords
  • Arr. m4 – IV over I
  • Arr. m5 – Change quality of IV
  • Arr. m6 – Diminished harmony
  • Arr. m7 – Walk ups
  • Arr. m8 – Reharm
  • Arr. m10 – Delayed resolution
  • Arr. m11 – ii-V of I
  • Arr. m14 – IV chord to minor
  • I to IV groove
  • Improvisation?
  • "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
  • Introduction
  • The melody
  • Figuring out the key (Major or minor)
  • Important chords within the key
  • Chords for Precious Lord
  • A basic accompaniment
  • Discovery phase
  • Discovery…measure 9 on…
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2 (m. 5)
  • Arrangement Part 3 (m. 9)
  • Arrangement Part 4 (m. 13)
  • Funky Phat Chords
  • Introduction
  • Minor 7 (add 9) chord
  • Minor 7 (add 11) chord
  • *mini* Clusters
  • The *wide* minor
  • Breaking up the *wide* minor
  • No-fifth minor
  • Minor scales
  • Groove on minor scales
  • Funky minor 6
  • Altered Dominants
  • Beefed Up Triad
  • Major 7 (add 9) chord
  • Putting it all together
  • Funkadiddles
  • Funkadiddles Introduction
  • Funkadiddle #1
  • Funkadiddle #2
  • The “Add On”
  • Funkadiddle #2 with the “Add on”
  • Funkadiddle #3
  • Funkadiddle #4
  • Funkadiddle #4 with pickups
  • Funkadiddle #5
  • Funkadiddle #6
  • Funkadiddle #5 + #6 put together
  • Creating your own funkadiddle
  • Funk Fluidity
  • Introduction
  • Beat Shifting
  • Syncopated Shift
  • Improvised Lines
  • Chromatic Shift
  • Shift With Improv
  • Quartal Shift
  • Chromatic Quartals
  • Quartal Anticipation
  • Target Note Exercise pt 1
  • Target Note Exercise pt 2
  • B3 Organ Techniques
  • The Drawbars
  • Introduction
  • Dealing with No Sustain
  • Role of the Organ & Pad pt 1
  • Role of the Organ & Pad pt 2
  • Bass Line Tips
  • Progression Chords
  • Solo Concepts pt 1
  • Solo Concepts pt 2
  • Organ A Flat Shout
  • Introduction
  • Intro Chords
  • Basslines for LH
  • Two Main Chords
  • Hands Together – Intro Chords
  • Hands Together-Main Chords
  • Intro Through Chorus
  • Bonus Ending
  • Advanced Organ Shout
  • Introduction
  • Intro Chords
  • Scales to riff improv
  • Chord riffing over Ab Bb
  • Chords to add without changes
  • Adding actual chord changes
  • Outro chords
  • Closing
  • Hammond Organ Basics
  • Introduction
  • Start Run Expression Pedal
  • Drawbars
  • Presets
  • Foot Pedals
  • Switches
  • Leslie
  • Basic Setup
  • 6 Must-Have Organ Sounds
  • Introduction to Organ Sounds
  • Jazz Setting
  • Classic Rock Setting
  • Gospel Settings
  • Pop Settings
  • Funk Settings
  • Left Hand Concepts
  • "Stormy Weather"
  • Discovery phase pt. 1
  • Discovery phase pt. 2
  • Discovery phase pt. 3
  • Arrangement Played
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2 (m.4)
  • Arrangement Part 3 (m.5)
  • Arrangement Part 4 (m.10)
  • Arrangement Part 5 (m.11)
  • Arrangement Part 6 (m.17)
  • Arrangement Part 7 (m.25)
  • Improvisation Part 1
  • Improvisation Part 2
  • "Georgia On My Mind"
  • Introduction
  • Reharm Part 1
  • Reharm Part 2
  • Reharm Part 3
  • Reharm Part 4
  • Reharm Part 5
  • Reharm Part 6
  • Reharm Part 7
  • Arrangement Introduction
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Arrangement Part 4
  • Arrangement Part 5
  • Arrangement Part 6
  • Arrangement Part 7
  • Creating Licks Part 1
  • Creating Licks Part 2
  • Creating Licks Part 3
  • Creating Licks Part 4
  • Creating Licks Part 5
  • Creating Licks Part 6
  • Creating Licks Part 7
  • Creating Licks Part 8
  • Creating Licks Part 9
  • Creating Licks Part 10
  • Creating Licks Part 11
  • Learn the licks intro – part 1
  • Learn the licks 2
  • Learn the licks 3
  • Learn the licks 4
  • Learn the licks 5
  • Learn the licks 6
  • Learn the licks 7
  • Learn the licks 8
  • Learn the licks 9
  • Learn the licks 10
  • "All Blues" Techniques
  • Introduction
  • The Groove
  • V7 Chords pt 1
  • V7 Chords pt 2
  • Improv Fluidity Exercise pt 1
  • Improv Fluidity Exercise pt 2
  • Create Improv Lines
  • Willie Improv pt 1
  • Willie Improv pt 2
  • Advanced Ideas pt 1
  • Advanced Ideas pt 2
  • "Bebop Blues"
  • Introduction
  • The Bassline
  • Chorus 1 (m1-6)
  • Chorus 1 (m7-12)
  • Chorus 2 (m13-18)
  • Chorus 2 (m19-24)
  • Chorus 3 (m25-30)
  • Chorus 3 (m31-36)
  • Endings
  • How to practice this piece
  • Blues and Boogie Piano
  • Blues and Boogie Piano
  • Unlocking the 9 Secrets of the Blues
  • Introduction
  • Use Blues Scale
  • Simple Left Hand
  • Important Chords and Form
  • Rhythm Driven Licks
  • 3 Licks and Repeat
  • Slide and Crush Notes
  • Swing or Straight
  • Break Down
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 2
  • Blues For Alice Changes
  • Exercise #1
  • Exercise #2
  • Exercise #3
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 3
  • Left Hand Exercise
  • Rhythm of the melody
  • Limiting choices
  • What to practice
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 4
  • Left hand rootless exercise
  • Adding a melody
  • Creating your arrangement pt 1
  • Creating your arrangement pt 2
  • What to practice
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 5
  • Root-chord
  • Rhythmic fills
  • Fills in 10ths
  • Tritone approach
  • Chordal improv
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 6
  • Left hand pt 1
  • Left hand pt 2
  • Right hand pt 1
  • Right hand pt 2
  • What to practice
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 7
  • Groupings of 4
  • Turnaround
  • Groupings of 5
  • What to practice
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 8
  • Intention
  • Intentional Lines
  • Longer lines with rhythm
  • Analysis and criticism
  • Go crazy!
  • Diminished Harmony 1
  • Introduction
  • Diminished Scales
  • Diminished Symmetry
  • Chord Tones & Tensions
  • Dominant & Diminished Motion
  • How Diminished Chords Work
  • Diminished Resolution
  • Diminished Resolution (Ascending)
  • Drop 2 Voicings
  • V7 flat 9 chord
  • part 2….
  • Diminished Harmony 2
  • Replace diminished chord with V7
  • Example: I Could Write A Book
  • Example: Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Diminished Chord improv
  • Diminished Chord…chords!
  • How diminished chords work
  • vii diminished to I
  • Diminished Approach in Major
  • Diminished Approach in minor
  • Example: Days of Wine And Roses
  • Diminished Harmony 3
  • Introduction
  • Diminished chord reharmonization
  • Spotting wrong chord symbols
  • Harmonizing lines
  • Drop 2 diminished approach example
  • Half Whole Diminished Scale
  • Diminshed Chords
  • Transform Diminished Chords
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 1
  • Upper Structure
  • Example lick 1
  • Example lick 2-4
  • Modified pentatonic
  • What to practice
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 2
  • What makes a good target?
  • Chromaticism and targets
  • Application part 1
  • Application part 2
  • What to practice
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 3
  • Whole Tone Scale
  • Sequences
  • Shorter Sequences
  • Whole Tone Blues
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 4
  • Intro
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Part 1 (m1)
  • Part 2
  • Part 3 (m5)
  • What To Practice
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 5
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 6
  • Killer Joe Scales
  • Scalar Vs. Angular Playing
  • B Section
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 7
  • Accents and Grab Technique
  • Down/Upbeat Accents
  • Three and Four-note groupings
  • Shifting Accents
  • Student Input
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 8
  • Week 8
  • "My Funny Valentine"
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 1
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 2
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 3
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 4
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 5
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 6
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 7
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 8
  • My Funny Valentine Pt. 9
  • "When I Fall In Love"
  • The arrangement
  • Introduction to When I Fall in Love
  • The Song Part 1
  • The Song Part 2
  • The Song Part 3
  • The Song Part 4
  • The Song Part 5
  • The Song Part 6
  • Reharm Part 1
  • Reharm Part 2
  • Reharm Part 3
  • Reharm Part 4
  • Reharm Part 5
  • Reharm Part 6
  • Improv Part 1
  • Improv Part 2
  • Improv Part 3
  • Final Improv/Conclusion
  • "The Nearness of You"
  • Introduction
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3 Section 1
  • Questions on Step 3 Section 1
  • Step 3 Section 2
  • Questions on Step 3 Section 2
  • Step 3 Section 3
  • Questions on Step 3 Section 3
  • Step 3 Section 4
  • Questions on Step 3 Section 4
  • Step 4 Section 5
  • Questions on Step 4 Section 5
  • Step 4 Section 6
  • Step 4 Section 7
  • Questions on Section 6 and 7
  • Step 4 Section 8
  • Questions on Step 4 Section 8
  • "How High The Moon"
  • Introduction
  • Discovery phase
  • Discovery phase pt. 2
  • Discovery phase pt. 3
  • The Arrangement
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Arrangement Part 4
  • The Entire Arrangement
  • Endings
  • "Ain't Misbehavin" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Left Hand
  • Song Introduction
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 7
  • Measure 10
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 15
  • Measure 19
  • "Ain't Misbehavin" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Measure 23
  • Measure 25
  • Measure 27
  • Measure 31
  • Ending
  • Jelly Roll Morton "The Crave" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Measures 1-4
  • Measures 5-8
  • Measures 9-12
  • Jelly Roll Morton "The Crave" - Vol. 2
  • Measures 13-20
  • Measures 21-28
  • Measures 29-36
  • Measures 37-45
  • Measure 45-End
  • "Autumn Leaves"
  • The Solo (at tempo)
  • Analysis Pt. 1
  • Analysis Pt. 1-2
  • Analysis Pt. 1-3
  • Analysis Pt. 2-1
  • Analysis Pt. 2-2
  • Analysis Pt. 2-3
  • Analysis Pt. 3-1
  • Analysis Pt. 3-2
  • Analysis Pt. 4-1
  • Analysis Pt. 4-2
  • Analysis Pt. 4-3
  • Analysis Pt. 5-1
  • Analysis Pt. 5-2
  • Analysis Pt. 5-3
  • Analysis Pt. 6-1
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 1
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 2
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 3
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 4
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 5
  • Analysis Bass Pt. 6
  • Chords pt. 1
  • Chords pt. 2
  • Chords pt. 3
  • Chords pt. 4
  • Chords pt. 5
  • Comping pt. 1
  • Comping pt. 2
  • Comping pt. 3
  • Practice Tips pt. 1
  • Practice Tips pt. 2
  • Practice Tips pt. 3
  • "Green Dolphin Street" Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt 1
  • Analysis pt 2
  • Analysis pt 3
  • Making improv lines pt 1
  • Making improv lines pt 2
  • Master class
  • "Green Dolphin Street" Master Class
  • Mark
  • Response to Mark
  • Donna
  • Response to Donna
  • Bill
  • Response to Bill
  • Jack
  • Response to Jack
  • Thierry
  • Response to Thierry
  • Horace Silver - "Song For My Father"
  • Song For My Father – Intro
  • The arrangement part 1
  • The arrangement part 2
  • Scales for improvisation
  • Lick #1
  • Lick #2
  • Delayed resolution
  • Borrowed chord from Phyrigian
  • Phyrigian mode
  • Phyrigian progression and bassline
  • Structured improv over phyrigian
  • Improvisation ideas
  • "Giant Steps" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Practice Method 1 & 2
  • Practice Method 3 & 4
  • Practice Method 5 & 6
  • Practice Method 7 & 8
  • "Giant Steps" - Vol. 2
  • Practice method 1
  • Practice method 2
  • Practice method 3
  • Practice method 4
  • Solo M 1
  • Solo M 5
  • Solo M 9
  • Solo M 13
  • “This Can’t Be Love” - Melody & Comping - Vol. 1
  • 01-Lead Sheet
  • 02-Piano Arrangement
  • 03-Piano Comping
  • 04-Scales for Improvisation
  • “This Can’t Be Love” With The Band Vol. 2
  • This Can’t Be Love With The Band
  • "So What" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Learning the song
  • Dorian mode theory
  • Comping voicings in the left-hand pt. 1
  • Comping voicings in the left-hand pt. 2
  • "So What" - Vol. 2
  • Patterns (triads and 7ths) pt. 1
  • Patterns (triads and 7ths) pt. 2
  • Pentatonics pt 1
  • Pentatonics pt 2
  • "So What" - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • M. 1-8
  • M. 9-16
  • M. 17-24
  • M. 25-32
  • Advanced Scalar Lick
  • Improvising Over "Georgia On My Mind"
  • Improvising Over “Georgia On My Mind”
  • "Have You Met Miss Jones" 10 Tips
  • Introduction to the lesson
  • Chord Tones & Arpeggios pt 1
  • Chord Tones & Arpeggios pt 2
  • Rhythm & Syncopation
  • Chunking
  • Bridge 2-5-1
  • Bebop improvisation turns
  • Turns extended
  • Advanced ideas pt 1
  • Advanced ideas pt 2
  • Advanced ideas pt 3
  • "Have You Met Miss Jones" Improvisation Tips (Part 2)
  • Introduction
  • Start With Chord Tones
  • Upbeats and triplets
  • Are your lines one-directional?
  • Scales from chord tones
  • Master class message
  • "Waltz For Debby" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 9
  • Measure 13
  • What to Practice
  • "Waltz For Debby" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (m17)
  • Part 2 (m26)
  • Part 3 (B Section)
  • Part 4 (m41)
  • Section Breakdown
  • Scales in 3rds
  • "The Days of Wine and Roses" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Sketch of the tune
  • Chromatic Walkdown (m. 1)
  • Inserting a ii-V (m. 3-4)
  • Quartal Voicings (m. 5-8)
  • "The Days of Wine and Roses" - Vol. 2
  • reharmonization-m9-12
  • reharmonization-m13-15
  • modulation-m16
  • bebop-harmony-m25-26
  • Subdominants (Tritone Introduction)
  • Hang #11: Subdominants
  • Melodic Minor Harmony - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • What are modes?
  • Mode 1 – minor Major 7
  • Mode 2 – sus4 flat 9
  • Melodic minor Improv Tips
  • Mode 3 – Lydian Augmented
  • Mode 4 – Lydian flat 7
  • Mode 5 – slash chord
  • Mode 6 – Locrian Natural 9
  • Mode 7 – Altered scale
  • Melodic Minor Harmony - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Scales of Minor ii-V
  • Minor voicings
  • ii-V to minor
  • ii-V to Major
  • Sequences and Parallelism
  • Creating a sequence pt 1
  • Creating a sequence pt 2
  • Chords of Melodic minor
  • Applying melodic minor to song
  • Tritones and Phat Chords
  • Introduction
  • What is a tritone?
  • What is a substitution?
  • Chords that use tritone subs
  • Tritones and the bass
  • V7 to I example bII7 to I
  • ii – V7 – I example ii – bII7 – I
  • Dominant vs. Tritone resolution
  • Available tensions on Dom 7
  • Voicings with quartals
  • Inverting quartals
  • Tensions that work well together
  • Voicings with U.S.T.
  • Using the U.S.T chart
  • Using the quartals chart
  • Applying to Abide With Me
  • Upper Structure Triads Explained
  • HWWe6 – Upper Structure Triads
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • 01-Dominant Upper Structure Triads
  • 02-Minor and Major Upper Structure Triads
  • 03-Misty Example
  • 04-My Ship Example
  • 05-Prelude To A Kiss Answers
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 1
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 2
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 3
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 4
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 1
  • Root-5-7 Bassline
  • Swing-Jazz Bassline
  • Swing – Less Tension
  • Shuffle pattern
  • Funk bass
  • Bassline Alterations
  • What to practice
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 2
  • Triplet bassline
  • 3-5 triplet lick
  • Free form blues scale
  • Triplet turns
  • Licks and Accents
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 3
  • Basic Progression
  • Quick Four
  • Two Five to Four
  • Jazz
  • Licks
  • Lick Application
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 4
  • Left-hand pattern
  • Right hand licks pt 1
  • Right hand licks pt 2
  • What to practice
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 5
  • I to IV and IV to I walkups
  • Walkup chords
  • Example progression
  • I chord motion
  • Passing IV chord and Progression
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 6
  • Bluesy Song with Riffs pt. 1
  • Song measure 3
  • Song measure 5
  • Song measure 7
  • What to practice
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 7
  • Blues from snippets
  • Blues turnarounds pt. 1
  • Blues turnaround and ending
  • What to practice
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 8
  • 8-Bar Bluesy Progression
  • Getting the Blues Feel
  • Simple Improv – The Feel pt. 2
  • Course Wrap Up
  • How To Create A Blues
  • Introduction
  • Basic Blues
  • Basics Blues lines
  • Gospel-like Blues pt 1
  • Gospel-like Blues pt 2
  • Gospel-like Blues pt 3
  • Improv section left hand
  • Improv section right hand pt 1
  • Improv section right hand pt 2
  • Creating your blues pt 1
  • Creating your blues pt 2
  • Rhythm Changes - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Basic Changes pt1
  • Basic Changes pt2
  • V7 Changes
  • Diminished Changes
  • Bluesy/Gospel Changes
  • Two-five of IV Changes
  • My Typical Changes
  • Sub V7 Changes
  • Outside Changes
  • Rhythm Changes - Vol. 2
  • The B Section
  • B section tri-tone substitutions
  • Chords and comping techniques pt 1
  • Chords and comping techniques pt 2
  • Guide-tone voicings pt 1
  • Guide-tone voicings pt 2
  • B section neighbor chords pt 1
  • B section neighbor chords pt 2
  • Rhythm Changes Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Left-hand chords
  • Ex1 – Major scale
  • Ex2 – Whole tone and altered
  • Using cells
  • How to play fast
  • Rhythm Changes Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Ex. 4 – Approaches pt 1
  • Ex. 4 – Approaches pt 2
  • Ex. 5 – Small Moves pt 1
  • Ex. 5 – Small Moves pt 2
  • Two-handed chords pt 1
  • Two-handed chords pt 2
  • Bassline in 10ths pt 1
  • Bassline in 10ths pt 2
  • Arrangement ideas
  • CorePiano™ - Easy Piano Basics
  • Introduction
  • Notes of the piano
  • Low and high notes
  • The musical alphabet
  • Finger numbers
  • How to sit at the piano
  • The grab technique
  • Five finger scale
  • G clef guideposts
  • Steps and skips
  • Half and whole-steps
  • Higher and lower on staff
  • The F clef
  • The grand staff
  • Barlines and measures
  • Time signatures
  • Ties
  • Slurs
  • The Pedals
  • Repeats
  • Playing hands together
  • Sharps and flats
  • Natural symbol
  • Playing hands together pt 2
  • Reading notes in groups and intervals
  • Legato and staccato
  • Major 5 finger scale
  • Minor 5 finger scale
  • Chords major and minor triads
  • Chord symbols
  • Key signatures
  • Basic rhythms
  • Outro
  • Technique Builder Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Building the Scale Pt 1
  • Building the Scale Pt 2
  • Hands Together Pt 1
  • Hands Together Pt 2
  • Minor Mode Theory
  • Using Process on A Min
  • Using Process on A Minor Pt 2
  • Excellent Rhythm Exercise
  • Technique Builder Vol. 2
  • F Major
  • D Minor
  • Bb Major
  • G Minor
  • Eb Major
  • C Minor
  • Technique Builder Vol. 3
  • Ab Major
  • F Minor
  • Db Major
  • Bb Minor
  • Gb Major
  • Eb Minor
  • B Major
  • Technique Builder Vol. 4
  • A major
  • E major
  • D major
  • B minor
  • G major
  • E minor
  • G# minor
  • C# Minor
  • F# Minor
  • "Minuet" Mozart - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Surveying the tune
  • M 1-4 Hands separately
  • M 1-4 Hands together
  • M 5-8 Hands separately
  • M 5-8 Hands together
  • "Minuet" Mozart - Vol. 2
  • M 9-12 Hands separately
  • M 9-12 Hands together
  • M 13-16 Hands separately
  • M 13-16 Hands together
  • Musical details
  • "Miniature Rondo" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Surveying the tune
  • M 1-4 Hands separately
  • M 1-4 Hands together
  • M 5-8 Hands separately
  • "Miniature Rondo" - Vol. 2
  • M 5-8 Hands together
  • M 9-16
  • M 17-20
  • M 21-24
  • Musicality details
  • "Minuet" Bach - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Surveying the music
  • M 1-4
  • M 5-8
  • M 9-12
  • "Minuet" Bach - Vol. 2
  • M 13-16
  • M 17-20
  • M 21-24
  • M 25-28
  • M 29-32
  • "Fur Elise" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Surveying the music
  • M 1-4
  • M 5-8
  • M 9-12
  • "Fur Elise" - Vol. 2
  • M 13-16
  • M 16-19
  • M 20-24
  • Interesting tidbit
  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Minor Blues Chords and Analysis
  • Basic minor chord groove
  • Progression 1 bassline
  • Progression 1 chords
  • Progression 2
  • Progression Combinations
  • Progression 3 pt 1
  • Progression 3 pt 2
  • 6/8 Basic blues pt 1
  • 6/8 Basic blues pt 2
  • 6/8 Extended blues pt 1
  • 6/8 Extended blues pt 2
  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Bassline and chords
  • Adding tensions to the chords
  • Scales for Improvisation
  • 16th-note improvisation
  • Scale chords
  • Blues notes
  • Crushed notes & double-stops
  • Trills and trilling
  • Turns
  • Rhythmic cell improvisation
  • Rhythmic cell comping
  • Rhythmic cell exercises
  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 3
  • Introduction
  • Basic Stride Pattern
  • Octave Stride Double Stops
  • Minor Stride Progression
  • Minor Stride Blues pt 1
  • Minor Stride Blues pt 2
  • Minor Stride Blues pt 3
  • Minor Stride Blues pt 4
  • Minor Stride Blues pt 5
  • Slow Bluesy Ragtime
  • Introduction to Slow Bluesy Ragtime
  • Scales and fingerings
  • Left hand ragtime techniques
  • Ragtime composition brainstorm
  • Ragtime arrangement part 1
  • Ragtime arrangement part 2 (m.13)
  • Ragtime arrangement part 2 (m.13) #2
  • Ragtime arrangement solo section
  • Bb scales for improvisation
  • Using the Bb blues scale over the improv section
  • Making a simple Bb improvisation & wrapup
  • Slow Gospel Blues
  • Introduction
  • The Basic Progression
  • Dominant Motion
  • Bass Motion
  • I to vi Progression
  • Building the Jazzy 7-3-6 Progression
  • Tritone Substitution
  • Bullet points of lesson
  • Gospel Grooves
  • Introduction
  • A mixolydian scale chords
  • 16th-note 2-hand exercises
  • Groupings of 3
  • Creating your own alterations
  • D mixolydian scale chords
  • IV mixolydian over the root
  • I to IV walk up
  • Minor 9th – Rise Up groove
  • Gospel Piano Riffs - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Get The Feel For a New Key
  • Easy Bassline
  • Drop Bassline
  • Bassline And Chords
  • Extended Bassline
  • Easy Bassline in Octaves
  • Drop Bassline in Octaves
  • Extended Bassline in Octaves
  • Extended Bassline Groove
  • Gospel Piano Riffs - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Chord Preparation Exercise
  • Progression m1
  • Progression m3
  • Progression m7
  • Progression m9
  • Progression m13
  • Jazz Neo Soul Chords and Arrangement
  • Neo Soul Lesson
  • Arrangements For Small Hands [HangWithWillie]
  • Arrangements For Small Hands
  • Left Hand Accompaniment Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Octaves and 5ths
  • Block chord stabs
  • Chord shells
  • Broken shells
  • Basslines
  • Ostinato
  • Melodic left-hand
  • Rootless voicings
  • Change the style
  • Left to right mix
  • Transposing Swing Baseline With Rootless Chords
  • Hang #22
  • Stride Piano and Pedaling Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Using the pedal pt 1
  • Using the pedal pt 2
  • Using the pedal pt 3
  • Left hand chord variations pt 1
  • Left hand chord variations pt 2
  • Add right hand lick
  • Moving to the IV chord
  • My Simple Stride pt 1
  • My Simple Stride pt 2
  • Basic Stride Piano Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Basic Stride Progression
  • C Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Stride Pattern with Scale
  • Descending Pentatonic
  • Descending Pentatonic Together
  • Progression Options
  • Improvisation Patterns pt 1
  • Improvisation Patterns pt 2
  • Stride, Reggae, Funk and more! (Willie Answers)
  • I Cant Get Started – analysis pt 1
  • I Cant Get Started – analysis pt 2
  • Reharmonization and melody conflicts
  • Diatonic Walk ups
  • Bill Withers – Use Me pt 1
  • Bill Withers – Use Me pt 2
  • Reggae grooves pt 1
  • Reggae grooves pt 2
  • Stride piano exercise
  • Creating Contemporary Arrangements
  • Introduction
  • Change Dom7 to sus4
  • Upper Structure Triads pt 1
  • Upper Structure Triads pt 2
  • Precede Dom 7 chords pt 1
  • Precede Dom 7 chords pt 2
  • Tritone Substitution
  • Chord Tensions Inversions & Voicings
  • Voicings pt 2
  • Arrangement
  • Harmonizing ANY melody note!
  • Original Composition Techniques
  • Introduction
  • The song
  • A Section
  • B Section
  • Improvisation pt 1
  • Improvisation pt 2
  • Ending and form
  • Locked Hand Style over Georgia Bridge
  • Georgia Bridge – Locked Hand Style
  • "His Eye Is On The Sparrow"
  • Introduction to Sparrow
  • Analysis part 1
  • Analysis part 2
  • Creating a simple arrangement
  • Contemporize discovery
  • Discovery pt. 2 (m.9)
  • Arrangement part 1
  • Arrangement part 2 (m. 9)
  • Arrangement part 3 (m. 12)
  • Arrangement part 4 (m. 21)
  • Improvisation part 1
  • Improvisation part 2
  • "Wade In The Water"
  • Easy arrangement
  • Discovery phase pt. 1
  • Discovery phase pt. 2 (m. 9)
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2 (m. 5)
  • Arrangement Part 3 (m.9)
  • Arrangement Part 4 (m.13)
  • Contemporary Discovery phase pt 1
  • Contemporary Discovery phase pt 2
  • Wrap Up
  • "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2 (m2)
  • Part 3 (m5)
  • Part 4 (m7)
  • Part 5 (m9)
  • Part 6 (m13)
  • Ending
  • "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Broken chords
  • Feeling 3 against 2
  • Step 2 – mixed chord tones
  • Step 3-Passing tones
  • Step 4 – Rests and rhythm
  • Step 5 – bluesy
  • Wrap up
  • O Lamb of God
  • Introduction
  • The melody
  • The chords
  • Filling out the progression 1
  • Filling out the progression 2
  • Filling out the progression 3
  • Each chord broken down
  • Shout Chorus
  • Improvising over the sequence
  • Advanced improvisation
  • Final tips
  • "Thank You Lord"
  • Introduction
  • Part One
  • Part Two – Dominant motion
  • Part Three – Measure 5
  • Sus Sound…continuing the song
  • Passing chords
  • Passing chords (review)
  • Creating richer chords
  • Measure 13
  • Cool Turnaround
  • Walk Downs
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  • Introduction
  • Intro m1-5
  • Intro m5-8
  • Intro m9-12
  • Intro m13-16
  • The Verse pt 1
  • The Verse pt 2
  • Verse and Analysis
  • Coda and Improv Ideas
  • "Danny Boy" - Londonderry Air
  • Introduction
  • Danny Boy – the melody
  • Applying I-IV-V chords to melody
  • More interesting triad accompaniments
  • Adding dominant motion to chords
  • Preceding dominant chords w/related ii
  • Precede related ii with dominant
  • Precede dominant with related ii (ext.)
  • Using tritones to add color
  • Getting ideas from other lead sheets
  • Explaining the Arrangement
  • Disc 2 Intro
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2
  • Arrangement Part 3
  • Arrangement Part 4
  • Arrangement Part 5
  • Danny Boy Improv Part 1
  • Danny Boy Improv Part 2
  • Danny Boy Improv Part 3
  • "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Creating an accompaniment
  • Being aware of the melody
  • Left-hand fluidity
  • What to practice
  • "Don't Know Why" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Pop Left Hand
  • Minor Pentatonic
  • Solo Pt 1
  • Solo Pt 2
  • Solo Pt 3
  • Rock Piano Articulation
  • "In A Sentimental Mood"
  • Introduction
  • Analysis pt 1
  • Analysis pt 2
  • Analysis pt 3
  • Analysis pt 4
  • Easy Arrangement Steps
  • Reharmonization pt 1
  • Reharmonization pt 2
  • Reharmonization pt 3
  • Arrangement pt 1
  • Arrangement pt 2 (m7)
  • Arrangement pt 3 (m10)
  • Arrangement pt 4 (Bridge)
  • Arrangement pt 5 (coda)
  • "Blessed Assurance"
  • Blessed Assurance Introduction
  • Blessed Assurance pt. 1 – Easy (triads)
  • Blessed Assurance pt. 2 (broken chords)
  • Creating a drum beat
  • Blessed Assurance – discovery pt. 1
  • Blessed Assurance – discovery pt. 2
  • Blessed Assurance – discovery pt. 3
  • Blessed Assurance – discovery pt. 4
  • Blessed Assurance – arrangement pt. 1
  • Blessed Assurance – arrangement pt. 2
  • Blessed Assurance – arrangement pt. 3
  • Piano Hand Coordination
  • Introduction
  • Willie’s story
  • Shuffle confusion
  • Shuffle Exercise
  • Fingering matters!
  • Straight – New Orleans
  • Funk sectioning
  • Getting Focused (Audio Lesson)
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Insights for Practice
  • Insights for Practice
  • "Black Orpheus" Improvisation (Manha De Carnaval)
  • Introduction
  • Arrangement m1-3
  • Quintuplets m4
  • Arrangement m5
  • Arrangement m7
  • Arrangement m8
  • Arrangement m13
  • Flourishes And Simple Arpeggios
  • Arrangement m17
  • Arrangement m23
  • Tips
  • "Body and Soul" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Original Melody and Harmony
  • Bebop Scale Harmony and Flurry Passage
  • Reharmonizing Measure 2
  • Melodic Embellishment and Reharm
  • Harmonizing Measure 5
  • Using Reharm to Create Motion
  • Reharmonizing Measure 7
  • Inserting a Minor ii Chord
  • "Body and Soul" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Learning the Original Melody
  • Harmonizing and Melodic Embellishment
  • Harmonizing M 19-20
  • Using Diminished Scale Theory
  • Creating Internal Motion
  • Melodic Embellishment M 22
  • Melodic Embellishment M 23
  • Playing Extreme Registers
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
  • Introduction
  • Active Listening
  • Importance of Form
  • Bebop Scale Theory
  • Harmonizing Bebop
  • Planning Technique
  • Another Bebop Scale
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Vol. 2
  • Using Unisons and 10ths M6
  • Filling Space M7
  • Stride Technique M21
  • Stride Technique M17
  • Filling Space in M16
  • Creating an Intro
  • Creating an Ending
  • "Blue Bossa" - Vol. 1
  • 00-Introduction
  • 01-Harmonizing in 6ths
  • 02-I minor 6 chord
  • 03-Bonus material
  • 04-Inserting a V chord
  • "Blue Bossa" - Vol. 2
  • inserting-a-chord-bar-4
  • chromatic-walkup
  • tritone-sub-in-bar-10
  • turnaround
  • Playing a montuno
  • Fingering, Arpeggios and Chords
  • Piano Fingerings pt1
  • Piano Fingerings pt2
  • Piano Fingerings pt3
  • Piano Fingerings pt4
  • Creating & Practicing Arpeggios pt 1
  • Creating & Practicing Arpeggios pt 2
  • Creating & Practicing Arpeggios pt 3
  • Creating & Practicing Arpeggios pt 4
  • Arpeggios & Fills pt 1
  • Arpeggios & Fills pt 2
  • Arpeggios & Fills pt 3
  • Apply chords to a simple melody pt 1
  • Apply chords to a simple melody pt 2
  • Apply chords to a simple melody pt 3
  • Apply chords to a simple melody pt 4
  • Triad Primer
  • Introduction
  • What Are Chords
  • Forming Triads by Scale
  • Forming Triads by Interval
  • Minor Triads
  • Chord Progressions
  • Easier Movement with Inversions
  • Exercises
  • Rock Piano Basics
  • Introduction
  • Triad basics / Major triads
  • Root-position minor triads
  • Triad Inversions
  • When To use Triad Inversions
  • Seventh chords and usage in Rock
  • Putting chords to a melody
  • Rock accompaniment techniques (Piano man)
  • Rock accompaniment ex. A
  • Rock accompaniment ex. B
  • Rock accompaniment ex. C
  • Rock accompaniment ex. D
  • Conclusion – Slash Chords
  • Rock Soloing Techniques
  • Introduction to Rock Soloing
  • Trills
  • 32nd note chromatic
  • Upbeat double-stop
  • Passing IV to I
  • Suspension w/ minor
  • Double-stop Grit
  • 32nd note Upbeat
  • Sextuplets
  • Sextuplet Grooving
  • Building your solo
  • Suzuki Workshop - Easy Rock and Blues Grooves
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2 – oom pahs and easy blues song
  • Chapter 3 (change)
  • Chapter 4 (Red group)
  • Chapter 5 (Blue group)
  • Chapter 6 (Orange group-Advanced)
  • Chapter 7 (Advanced accompaniments)
  • Rock Groove Concepts
  • Introduction
  • Basic Rock Comping and Inversions
  • Ghosting with 1/8th notes
  • Ghosting with 1/16th notes
  • Filling groove dead spots
  • Rock Groove #1
  • Rock Groove #2
  • Create your own fills Exercise 1
  • Outer/inner exercise
  • Back to root exercise
  • Rock Groove #3
  • "Feelin' Alright"
  • Introduction
  • Intro Groove
  • Intro Groove Alterations
  • Lick A
  • Scales
  • Lick B
  • Lick C
  • Lick D
  • Ending Groove
  • "Use Me" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Keyboard licks part 1
  • Keyboard licks part 2
  • Pad voicings pt 1
  • Pad voicings pt 2
  • Safe chords
  • Minor pentatonic
  • Syncopated licks
  • Scale sequences pt 1
  • Scale sequences pt 2
  • "Use Me" - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • 3 note grouping run
  • Improv scales
  • Dorian chord run
  • 16th note triplets
  • 32nd note arpeggios
  • Dorian block chords
  • Phat chord stabs
  • Taking it outside
  • Organ drawbars
  • "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder
  • Introduction
  • The Basic Line
  • Fill out the line
  • Horn Line
  • The Bridge/Interlude
  • Descending Horn Line
  • Minor Diatonic Triads
  • Minor harmony clarification
  • Harmonizing the horn line
  • Diatonic Triad Scale
  • Improv 1 – Intro & 5 note groupings
  • Improv 2 – 3 note groupings
  • Improv 3 – random quartals
  • The math of groupings
  • Richard Tee - Tribute
  • Introduction
  • Blues secrets
  • Blues secrets pt 2 (articulation)
  • The introduction
  • The introduction pt2
  • Section A (m5)
  • Section A pt 2 (right hand)
  • Section B (m9)
  • Coda section
  • Groove Improvisaiton
  • "Chameleon" Bass Lines w/ Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Chameleon Bass line
  • Four note groupings
  • 4-note groupings going up scale
  • Groove #1 over bassline
  • Groove #2 over bassline
  • 1/2-whole diminished pattern #1
  • 3- and 4-note groupings
  • 3-note grouping pattern
  • Cool chord patterns
  • Creating a funk composition
  • "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish Introduction
  • A section part 1
  • A section part 2
  • B section
  • C section
  • Section D
  • Beginner improvisation ideas
  • Advanced improvisation ideas
  • Chordal pattern improv
  • B section improvisation
  • 5-note grouping improvisation
  • Combination of groupings
  • Bassline alterations
  • "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
  • Measure 1
  • Measure 9
  • Measure 13
  • Measure 16
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Improvisation
  • Improv pt 2
  • Improv pt 3
  • "The Chicken" - Pee Wee Ellis
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • "The Chicken" Vol. 2 - Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Rootless Chords
  • Improvisation Exercise
  • The Solo Pt 1
  • The Solo Pt 2
  • The Solo Pt 3
  • The Solo Pt 4
  • The Solo Pt 5
  • The Solo Pt 6
  • "Blackbird"
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Creating Your Style pt1
  • Creating Your Style pt2
  • Fluidity
  • Improv pt 1
  • Improv pt 2
  • "Moondance" - Song - Van Morrison
  • Introduction
  • Bassline
  • Verse 1st Part – pt 1
  • Verse 1st Part – pt 2
  • Verse 2nd Part – pt 1
  • Verse 2nd Part – pt 2
  • Chorus pt 1
  • Chorus pt 2
  • Ending
  • "Moondance" Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Triplet Triads Lick
  • Triplet Triad Octaves Lick
  • Double-Stop Lick
  • Triplet Tritone Lick
  • Tritone Floyd Cramer Lick
  • Broken Chord Lick
  • Repeated Note Lick
  • Triplet Grouping Lick
  • Octave Grouping Lick
  • Descending Minor Lick
  • "Every Breath You Take" - Jazz Reharm Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1-6
  • Measure 7-15
  • Measure 16-24
  • "Every Breath You Take" - Jazz Reharm Part 2
  • Measure 24-34
  • Measure 35-44
  • Coda
  • Solo over the vamp
  • "Sunny" Smooth Jazz Version
  • Introduction
  • Groove Intro With Quartal Chords
  • Smooth Jazz Chords pt 1
  • Smooth Jazz Chords And Voicings
  • Smooth Jazz Chords And Voicings pt 2
  • "Sunny" Smooth Jazz Improvisation
  • Introduction
  • Analysis, chords and form
  • Chords in the right hand
  • Jam 1
  • Jam 2
  • Jam 3
  • Jam 4
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 2A
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (m1)
  • Part 2 (m6)
  • Part 3 (m9)
  • Part 4 (m13)
  • Part 5 (m18)
  • Target Notes
  • Part 6 (m21)
  • Scales for improvisation
  • Sprints – Getting faster
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 2B
  • How do the MIDI files work?
  • Blues voicings
  • pt 1-Choosing notes for improv
  • pt 2-Target notes
  • pt 3-Play anything exercise
  • Chromatic exercise pt 1
  • Chromatic exercise pt 2
  • Octave linking
  • Bb minor pentatic exercise
  • Bb blues scale
  • What Child Is This
  • 00-Introduction
  • 01-M 1-4 A Section Easy
  • 02-M 5-8 A Section Easy
  • 03-M 9-12 A Section Adv
  • 04-M 13-16 A Section Adv
  • 05-M 17-20 B Secion Easy
  • 06-M 17-24 B Section Easy
  • 07-M 17-20 Adv
  • 08-M 29-32 B Section Adv
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/3/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/3/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/17/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/17/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/21/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/21/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/4/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/4/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/19/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/19/14
  • Students' Questions Answered (Willie Answers)
  • Question 1 part 1 (Outside ii-V-I)
  • Question 1 part 2 (Outside ii-V-I)
  • Question 2 (Turnaround Rule)
  • Question 3 (Arpeggio Fingering)
  • Question 4 part 1 (Approaching Target Chords)
  • Question 4 part 2 (Approaching Target Chords)
  • Question 5 part 1 (More Approaching Target Chords)
  • Question 5 part 2 (More Approaching Target Chords)
  • Accompaniment Toolkit
  • Introduction
  • Intros part 1
  • Intros part 2
  • Intros part 3
  • Melodic Voicings - Comping
  • Swing Comping
  • Ballad Comping
  • Endings
  • Accompaniments and Turnarounds
  • Introduction
  • #1 Boogie Shuffle
  • #2 Shuffle
  • #3 Boogie Octaves
  • #4 Jazz
  • #5 Country
  • #6 Tango
  • #7 New Orleans
  • #8 Funk
  • Applying patterns to the Blues (1)
  • Applying patterns to the Blues (2)
  • Master Class 1-11-2013
  • class-1-11-2013
  • Improvisation With Chords and Inversions - Vol. 1
  • Why use chord tones for improv?
  • Diatonic triads and seventh chords
  • Common chord progressions
  • Creating your own chord progression
  • Using chords outside the diatonic scale
  • Inverting Chords
  • The flat VII chord
  • Flat II III VI chords
  • Harmonic motion (chord rhythm)
  • Diminished passing chords
  • Dominant motion
  • Slash passing chords
  • Breaking up the chords: arpeggios+
  • Adding the 9th
  • Suspended chords and grace notes
  • Creating a chord improvisation
  • Improvisation Using Chords and Inversions - Vol. 2
  • Introduction
  • Diatonic clustering
  • Non-diatonic cluster
  • ii-V-I cluster
  • Clustering wrapup
  • Slash sus and diminished
  • Guide tone improv
  • Jazz/Gospel Progression
  • Filling out guide tone lines
  • Pentatonic lick pt 1
  • Pentatonic lick pt 2
  • Jazz and Gospel Exercises
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Gospel Ex. A
  • Gospel Ex. B
  • Gospel Ex. B pt. 2
  • Gospel Ex. C
  • Gospel Ex. D
  • Gospel Ex. E
  • Gospel Ex. F
  • Gospel Ex. G
  • Gospel Ex. H
  • Gospel Ex. I
  • Jazz Intro
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. A
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. B
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. C
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. D
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. E
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. F
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. G
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. H
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. I
  • Jazz 2-5-1 Ex. J
  • Jazz 2-5-1-V7 Ex. K pt. 1
  • Jazz 2-5-1-V7 Ex. K pt. 2
  • Jazz 2-5-1-V7 Ex. K pt. 3
  • Jazz Hands Together
  • Hanon Mastery
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Core Concepts pt.1
  • Core Concepts pt.2
  • Core Concepts pt.3
  • Hanon Exercise #1
  • Hanon Exercise #2
  • Hanon Exercise #3
  • Hanon Exercise #4
  • Hanon Exercise #5
  • Hanon Exercise #6
  • Hanon Exercise #7
  • Hanon Exercise #8
  • Hanon Exercise #9
  • Hanon Exercise #10
  • Chord Straddles pt.1
  • Chord Straddles pt.2
  • Chord Straddles pt.3
  • Musical Hanon pt.1
  • Musical Hanon pt.2
  • Musical Hanon pt.3
  • Musical Hanon pt.4
  • Musical Hanon pt.5
  • Musical Hanon pt.6
  • Musical Hanon pt.7
  • Musical Hanon pt.8
  • Musical Hanon pt.9
  • Musical Hanon pt.10
  • All 12 Major Scales 2-hands
  • Two Minute Piano
  • Introduction Blues Riff
  • Improvisation starting note
  • Choosing improvisation scales
  • Quartal 2-5-1 voicings
  • 2-5-1 lick in E
  • 2-5-1 lick in E altered
  • Gospel country groove
  • Latin intro/ending groove
  • Octave Blues Riff
  • Blues lick
  • Jazz lick #1
  • Chord Tips
  • Chord Tips
  • Improvisation Techniques for All levels
  • Introduction
  • Practical elements of improvisation
  • What notes do I play?
  • What rhythm do I use?
  • Avoiding fingering problems
  • Starting small…a few measures
  • Starting with chord tones
  • Spice it up with upbeats
  • Using Approaches
  • Chord guide tones and usage
  • Chord/scale relationship
  • Arpeggios and their usage
  • Fluid Improvisation Exercises
  • Essential Scale Tricks - How To Learn Scales Faster
  • Introduction
  • Major chord scales pt 1
  • Major chord scales pt 2
  • Minor chord scales
  • Dominant chord scales
  • Creating your own scales
  • Lydian flat 7
  • Finding Scale Secrets
  • Finding Scale Secrets
  • Dominant Bebop Scale
  • Dominant Bebop Scale
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • What is a Scale Degree
  • Stacking 3rds to Create Triads
  • Using Roman Numerals
  • Stacking 3rds to Create 7th Chords
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 2
  • Using Roman Numerals (7th chords)
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Roman Numeral Formula
  • Transposition Practice
  • Mini Lessons
  • i-Scale fingerings on other notes
  • i-Fly Me ballad to swing pt 1
  • i-Fly Me ballad to swing pt 2
  • Mini Lesson: Creating Jazz Chords
  • Creating Jazz Chords
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 29th Session - Beginner
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 29th Session - Advanced
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 27th Session
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • "You Don't Know Me"
  • Introduction
  • The introduction
  • m4 A section
  • m8 First Ending
  • m8 Second ending
  • m16 Bridge
  • Form and modulation
  • The end tag
  • Improv tips pt 1
  • Improv tips pt 2
  • "Blue In Green"
  • Step 1 – Easier / Less Motion
  • Step 2 – Adding Motion and Substitutions
  • Step 3
  • Step 4 – Ending
  • "That's Life" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • The entire arrangement
  • The intro
  • Measures 5-8
  • Measures 9-20
  • Measures 21-28 bridge
  • Measures 29-36
  • The coda
  • "That's Life" - Vol. 2 (improvisation)
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • "Look of Love"
  • Introduction
  • Arranging Steps
  • Song Intro
  • Measure 5-12
  • Measure 13-20
  • Measure 21-30
  • Measure 31-End
  • Accompanying Yourself
  • "What A Difference A Day Made"
  • What A Difference A Day Made – Intro
  • The Melody
  • Discovery phase pt. 1
  • Discovery phase pt. 2 (m. 17)
  • Arrangement Part 1
  • Arrangement Part 2 (m.9)
  • Arrangement Part 3 (m.24)
  • Chords you can take out for improv
  • Three note improvisation pt. 1
  • Three note improvisation pt. 2
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" - Carole King
  • The Arrangement
  • "Ring of Fire" - Ray Charles
  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Chorus
  • Chorus Pt 2
  • Fill Idea 1
  • Fill Idea 2
  • Improvisation Ideas
  • Horn Line Intro
  • "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
  • Introduction
  • Intro-section
  • Verse
  • Pre-chorus
  • Chorus
  • Interlude
  • Outro
  • "In My Life" - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • Intro, Measures 1-4
  • Measures 5-7
  • Measures 8-10
  • Measures 11-14
  • "In My Life" - Vol. 2
  • Measures 15-17
  • Measures 18-20
  • Solo Measures 21-28
  • Measures 29-43
  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  • introduction
  • verse-a-section
  • verse-b-section
  • chorus-section
  • bridge-section
  • verse-a1-section
  • verse-b1-section
  • chorus-1-section
  • "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder
  • Introduction
  • Chord Rhythm
  • Chords of the Song
  • Add Chords to the Melody
  • Scales for Improvisation
  • Building a Solo
  • "New York State Of Mind" - Billy Joel
  • Introduction
  • Intro
  • Verse Part 1
  • Verse Part 2
  • Bridge
  • Ending
  • "I Want You Back"
  • Jackson 5 – I Want You Back – Introduction
  • Errata – A section fix…
  • A section groove
  • A section groove analysis
  • New analysis of fixed A section
  • B section
  • B2 section – quiz
  • C section
  • C2 and D section
  • Want you back – improv pt 1
  • Want you back – improv pt 2
  • Want you back – improv pt 3
  • "Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson
  • Introduction
  • The Intro
  • Pg 1, Line 2
  • Pg 1, Line 3
  • Pg 1, Line 4
  • Pg 1, Line 5
  • Pg 2, Line 1
  • Pg 2, Line 2
  • Chorus
  • Pg 2, Line 5
  • Ending
  • The 80's - Vol. 1
  • Introduction
  • How Will I Know Pt 1
  • How Will I Know Pt 2
  • How Will I Know Pt 3
  • How Will I Know Pt 4
  • How Will I Know Pt 5
  • The 80's - Vol. 2
  • Billie Jean Pt 1
  • Billie Jean Pt 2
  • Time of My Life Pt 1
  • Time of My Life Pt 2
  • Time of My Life Pt 3
  • Time of My Life Pt 4
  • Time of My Life Pt 5
  • "I Feel Good"
  • Introduction to I Feel Good
  • Bassline for part 1
  • Creating new basslines
  • Interlude/Shout Chorus
  • Last chorus with tag
  • Comping techniques
  • Comping part 2
  • Improvisation part 1
  • Sixteenth note improv part 1
  • Sixteenth note improv part 2
  • "This Is My Last Affair" - The Meters
  • Introduction
  • Basslines pt 1
  • Basslines pt 2
  • Melody pt 1
  • Melody pt 2
  • Improv – Scales
  • Blues scale
  • Holds and Double Stops
  • Working licks – plus Ending
  • But I play piano!
  • "Tipitina" - As Played By Dr. John
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1
  • Measure 2
  • Measure 3
  • Measure 4
  • Measure 5
  • Measure 6
  • Measure 7
  • Measure 8
  • "Someone Like You" - Adele
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Verse
  • Part 2 Interlude
  • Part 3 Chorus
  • Part 4 Interlude
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Advanced Concepts
  • Improvising Over Standards in 5 Steps
  • Introduction
  • Original melody
  • Melodic embellishment
  • Guide tones
  • Chord tones
  • Approaches
  • Chord scale relationship
  • Chord scale exercise
  • Improvisation Over Basslines
  • Improvisation over bassline pt 1
  • Improvisation over bassline pt 2
  • Improvisation over bassline pt 3
  • Improvisation over bassline pt 4
  • Improvisation Cells
  • Hang #5: Improvisation Cells
  • Using Quartals in Your Improvisation
  • Using quartals pt 1
  • Using quartals pt 2
  • Using quartals pt 3
  • Improvising Lines Over Songs
  • Hang #10: Improvising Lines Over Songs
  • Classic Jazz Piano Endings Part 1
  • Intro
  • A Train Ending
  • Basie Ending
  • Boogie Woogie Style
  • Ladybird-Changes
  • I-VI-II-V Ending
  • Classic Jazz Piano Endings Part 2
  • Orange colored sky
  • Amen Ending
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Blues
  • Up a minor 3rd
  • Chromatic Walk-down
  • 10 Jazz and Blues Licks
  • Lick 1
  • Lick 2
  • Lick 3
  • Lick 4
  • Lick 5
  • Lick 6
  • Lick 7
  • Lick 8
  • Lick 9
  • Lick 10
  • "A Mid-Summer Session"
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Creating The Song pt. 1
  • Creating The Song pt. 2
  • Creating The Song pt. 3
  • Playing Around
  • Conclusion
  • 5 Must Have Rhythms
  • Hang #7: 5 Must Have Rhythms
  • Chord Essentials Tips
  • Chord Essentials Tips
  • Hand Coordination Technique for Improv
  • Step 1 – Start With Simple Bass Pattern
  • Step 2 – Add A Lick
  • Step 3 – Repurpose A Lick Rhythm
  • Step 4 – Make Small Bassline Changes
  • Scary Halloween Music
  • Scary Piano Music
  • "Summer Samba"
  • Introduction to Bossa Nova
  • Basic Bossa version
  • Basic Bossa version m7
  • Bassline with anticipation
  • Adding fills to Bossa groove
  • Chromatic Fills & 6ths
  • Bossa bassline fills
  • Bossa tag/turnaround
  • Bossa ending
  • "Jolly Ol' Saint Nick"
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 1
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 2
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 3
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 4
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 5
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 6
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 7
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 8
  • Jolly Old St. Nick pt 9
  • Arranging Christmas Songs - The First Noel
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Secondary and Extended Dominants
  • Secondary & Ext. Dominants pt 1
  • Secondary & Ext. Dominants pt 2
  • Secondary & Ext. Dominants pt 3
  • Fixing Chord Progressions
  • Introduction to Fixing Chord Progressions
  • Natural Minor Scale
  • Natural Minor Diatonic Chords
  • Harmonic Minor & chords
  • V7 or V-7? V7 chord in minor
  • Minor chord progression
  • Step 1) Chord quality
  • Step 2) Harmonic rhythm
  • Step 3) Listen for Odd chords
  • Progression part 2/3
  • Chord accompaniment
  • Big Chords, Progressions & Fills
  • Introduction to Big Chords
  • Chord Tensions
  • Big Sounding Chord Secrets
  • Big Sounding Chord Secrets 2
  • Good and Poor Chord choices
  • Basic Progression
  • Basic Progression with Broken Chords
  • Contemporize a Progression
  • Flowing Left Hand
  • Adding Re-harm to Contemporary Progression
  • Chord Progression Fills
  • Easy Gospel Basics
  • Introduction
  • Basic I-IV groove and lick
  • Adding Grace Notes
  • Passing IV chord
  • I-IV-V7-vi progression
  • Diminished passing chords
  • V7sus slash chord
  • Diminished Fill
  • Popular Cadence Pattern
  • Jazz Gospel Chord Progression
  • Jazz Gospel Chord Progression
  • Easy Gospel Bass - Ethel Caffie-Austin
  • Introduction
  • One chord bassline
  • Scale chords
  • Tri-tone shells
  • Common Walkup
  • Pentatonic Gospel
  • Walkup with progression
  • Preacher Chords
  • Preacher Chords Intro
  • Major scales
  • Scale chords – diatonic chords
  • Alternate inversion of scale chords
  • G7 groove
  • Eb7 groove
  • Basic “preaching” progression
  • Adding the grace note
  • IV chord scale groove
  • Diminished chords in tenths
  • “Phat” V7 chords with neighbors
  • “House Raising”
  • Putting these concepts together
  • My Yiddishe Momme
  • Introduction
  • Measure 1-4
  • Measures 5-8
  • Measures 9-14
  • Measures 15-20
  • Measures 21-26
  • Measures 27-31
  • Coda Part 1
  • Coda Part 2
  • Analysis
  • "Salsa Bop"
  • Introduction
  • The song – piano roll
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5 – B Section
  • Part 6 – different montuno
  • Part 7
  • Improvisation scales
  • Improv licks part 1
  • Improv licks part 2
  • Advanced Warm Up Exercises For Piano
  • Hang #9: Advanced Warm Up Exercises For Piano
  • "Every Prayer"
  • Introduction
  • Figuring out the song Part 1
  • Figuring out the song Part 2
  • Figuring out the song Part 3
  • Figuring out the song Part 4
  • The Song Part 1
  • The Song Part 2
  • The Song Part 3
  • The Song Part 4
  • Improvisation Part 1
  • Improvisation Part 2
  • Warmups and Improvisation
  • Scorch Plug In
  • Introduction
  • 5-finger scale & technique
  • Major Scale exercises
  • Major Scale Improv
  • Minor scales
  • Quartal Exercises
  • Free Quartals
  • Quartal grooves
  • Arpeggios
  • Diminished *rack*
  • Chromatic scale
  • Overview of my warmup routine
  • Stretching to warmup
  • Rootless Chords Exposed
  • 01-Rootless Chord Confusion pt 1
  • 02-Rootless Chord Confusion pt 2
  • 03-Rootless Chord Confusion pt 3
  • 04-Moon River Example
  • 05-Rootless Chord Improvisation
  • 06-Modified Rootless Chords
  • 07-How to Practice Rootless Chords
  • 50's Blues Rock Piano
  • Hang #16
  • Rock Piano Arranging
  • Rock Piano Arranging
  • Rock Soloing with Pentatonics
  • Hang #12: Rock Soloing with Pentatonics
  • How to Improvise Over Rock Songs
  • Hang #18
  • 12/8 Piano Grooves
  • Hang #15
  • "Les Miserable" Improvising
  • Mis
  • Exercises in 7/8 (Willie Answers)
  • Exercise in 7 pt 1
  • Exercise in 7 pt 2
  • Exercise in 7 pt 3
  • Exercise in 7 pt 4
  • Exercise in 7 pt 5
  • Exercise in 7 pt 6
  • Exercise in 7 pt 7
  • Exercise in 7 pt 8
  • Suzuki Piano Institute 2012 Lesson
  • Introduction
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Filling Out Chord Progressions
  • Filling Out Chord Progressions
  • 5 Ways To “Lock In” Chords At The Piano
  • Hang #14
  • Understanding Chords
  • Hang #17
  • Creating Modal Chords
  • Hang #23
  • Walking Bass At The Piano
  • Episode #1: Walking Bass At The Piano
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 1 Bootcamp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 1 Bootcamp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 1 Bootcamp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 4
  • Ear Training 1 Bootcamp - Lesson 4
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 5
  • Ear Training 1 Bootcamp - Lesson 5
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 2 Bootcamp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 2 Bootcamp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 2 Bootcamp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 4
  • Ear Training 2 Bootcamp - Lesson 4
  • Session 1
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 4
  • Adv. Improv Session 1
  • Session 1
  • Adv. Improv Session 2
  • Session 2
  • Adv. Improv Session 3
  • Session 3
  • Adv. Improv Session 4
  • Session 4
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 1
  • Session 1
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 2
  • Session 2
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 3
  • Session 3
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 4
  • Session 4
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 5
  • Session 5
  • Piano Challenges #1-10
  • Challenge #1 - STRONGER Fingers Fills Exercise in 3rds
  • Challenge #2 - Coolest Minor Chord Voicing And Progression
  • Challenge #3 - Jazz & Blues Piano Lick Broken Down
  • Challenge #4 - Ed Sheeran Perfect Piano Tips
  • Challenge #5 - Get Smooth Piano Chords
  • Challenge #6 - Country Rock Piano Style
  • Challenge #7 - Rootless Jazz Piano Chords Part 1
  • Challenge #8 - Funky Bass Lines!!
  • Challenge #9 - Super Funky Piano Chord Pattern and Riff
  • Challenge #10 - Rootless Jazz Piano Chords Explained Part 2
  • Piano Challenges #11-20
  • Challenge #11 - 3 Must Have 2-5-1 Chord Voicings for Jazz Piano Players
  • Challenge #12 - 4 EASY Left Hand Piano Tips, Part 1 of 2
  • Challenge #13 - 4 EASY Left Hand Piano Tips, Part 2 of 2
  • Challenge #14 - Slick Dominant 7th Chord Voicings
  • Challenge #15 - Bebop 2-5-1 Lick Piano Tutorial
  • Challenge #16 - Bebop Piano Lick part 2
  • Challenge #17 - Funky Piano Progression and Lick with Sheet Music
  • Challenge #18 - Write Your Own Song with This Minor Chord Progression!
  • Challenge #19 - Killer Jazz Piano Lick Part 1
  • Challenge #20 - Killer Jazz Piano Lick Part 2
  • Piano Challenges #21-30
  • Challenge #21 - Bill Evans Major 7th Lick
  • Challenge #22 - Really Cool Jazz Ending
  • Challenge #23 - Rock Piano Octaves Part 1
  • Challenge #24 - Rock Piano Octaves Part 2
  • Challenge #25 - Slick Jazz Minor Quartal Groove Progression
  • Challenge #26 - Minor Pentatonic Improvisation Lick
  • Challenge #27 - Hip Minor Piano Chord Voicing
  • Challenge #28 - Hip Dominant Piano Chord Voicing
  • Challenge #29 - Hip Major 7th Piano Chord Voicing
  • Challenge #30 - Cool Piano Improv Lick and Chords with Backing Track
  • Piano Challenges #31-40
  • Challenge #31 - Dr. John New Orleans Piano Lick
  • Challenge #32 - Dr. John New Orleans Blues Licks with Bassline
  • Challenge #33 - Blues Piano Shuffle Lick
  • Challenge #34 - Play FASTER Piano Scales and Improvisation
  • Challenge #35 - Jazz Piano Chords and Comping
  • Challenge #36 - Playing with Hand Injuries
  • Challenge #37 - Easy Slow Blues Piano Part 1
  • Challenge #38 - Easy Slow Blues Piano Part 2
  • Challenge #39 - Easy Slow Blues Piano Part 3
  • Challenge #40 - Easy Slow Blues Piano Part 4
  • Piano Challenges #41-48
  • Challenge #41 - Easy Slow Blues Piano Part 5
  • Challenge #42 - Polyrhythms at the Piano
  • Challenge #43 - Easy 9th Chords For Jazz and Blues
  • Challenge #44 - Fast Lick For Jazz and Blues #1
  • Challenge #45 - Fast Lick For Jazz and Blues #2
  • Challenge #46 - Advanced Lick For Jazz and Blues
  • Challenge #47 - Jazz and Blues Improv Combinations
  • Challenge #48 - Octave Bell Tones for Fatter Chords
  • Scale Accents
  • Scale Accents
  • Student Questions
  • 8 Scales you MUST know for Improvisation
  • 8 Scales Lesson
  • Student Questions
  • Mastering Your Scales
  • Master Scales
  • Student Questions
  • Improvising Over Progressions
  • Improv Over Progressions
  • Student Questions
  • Switching Styles
  • Change Styles
  • Student Questions
  • Working With Other Musicians
  • Working With Others
  • How To Play From Fakebooks
  • How To Play From Fakebooks
  • How To Improvise Over Fakebooks
  • Improv over Leadhseets
  • Student Questions
  • BF16 Live Training "November Webinar"
  • Blues Notes
  • Bluesy Stride
  • Slow Blues
  • Switching Styles
  • Create Your Own Music
  • Improvisation 1
  • Improvisation 2
  • Improvisation 3
  • Advanced improvisation
  • Rock Piano Improv
  • Rock Piano Improv 2
  • Vital Comping Techniques
  • Effortless Minor Improvisation
  • Intro and 5 Questions
  • Part 2 - rhythm and scales
  • Part 3 - Q&A
  • A section improv 1
  • Anyone Can Improvise in 3 Easy Steps (For Beginners)
  • Introduction
  • Accompany Yourself Using This Simple Pattern
  • 4 Rhythms EVERY Improviser Needs To Know
  • 8 Blues Scale Licks For Beginners
  • Licks Condensed Version
  • NBGJP Prep Lesson
  • Beginner Prep
  • Advanced Prep
  • Master Every Chord At The Piano Using This Exercise
  • Master Every Chord
  • Episode #1 - Green Dolphin Street Locked Hand Style
  • Willie playing Green Dolphin Street
  • Green Dolphin Street Locked-Hand Style
  • *PRACTICE SESSION* Guide Tones & Rootless Chords
  • Guide Tones and Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #1 - 3 Basic Rhythms
  • 3 Basic Rhythms
  • Lesson #1 - Guide Tones and Blues Chords
  • Guide Tones and Blues Chords
  • Lesson #2 - 12 Bar Blues Form and Chords
  • 12 Bar Blues Form and 7th Chords
  • Lesson #2 - Guide Tones with Added 9th Rootless Chords
  • Guide Tones with Added 9th
  • Lesson #3 - Anyone Can Play The 12-Bar Blues
  • 12-Bar Blues with 7th Chords
  • Lesson #3 - Simplified Rootless Jazz Chords
  • Rootless Jazz Chords
  • Lesson #4 - Chord Shells
  • Chord Shells
  • Lesson #5 - Comping Chords
  • Comping Chords
  • Lesson #4 - Jazz Comping Made Easy
  • Comping Chords
  • Lesson #5 - Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
  • Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
  • Lesson #6 - How To Create Jazz Licks
  • How To Create Jazz Licks
  • Lesson #6 - Comping & Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Comping & Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Lesson #7 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 1
  • Improvising Over the Blues Part 1
  • No Bull Piano Webinars
  • April 2020 Webinar-How Do I ACTUALLY Learn Jazz Piano
  • Lesson #8 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 2
  • Improvising Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #9 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 1
  • Turns Part 1
  • Lesson #10 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 2
  • Turns Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 3
  • Turns Part 3
  • Lesson #7 - Jam Over The Blues
  • Jam over the blues
  • Lesson #8 - The Blues Scale Demystified
  • The Blues Scale Demystified
  • Lesson #9 - How To Improvise Over The Blues
  • How To Improvise Over The Blues
  • Lesson #10 - How To Improvise Over The Blues Part 2
  • How To Improvise Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 1
  • Blues Notes and Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 2
  • Blues Notes and Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #13 - Blues Triplet Rhythm
  • Blues Triplet Rhythm
  • Lesson #14 - Blues Rolls, Tremolos and Grace Notes
  • Blues Rolls, Tremolos and Grace Notes
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Double Stops
  • Blues Double Stops
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Improvisation Guide Tones
  • Blues Improvisation Guide Tones
  • Lesson #13 - Neighbor Tones & Enclosures
  • Neighbor Tones & Enclosures
  • Lesson #14 - How To Use Enclosures for Improv
  • How To Use Enclosures for Improv
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Bebop Improvisation
  • Blues Bebop Improvisation
  • Lesson #16 - Latin Jazz / Swing Blues
  • Latin Jazz / Swing Blues
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play Jazz & Blues Basslines
  • How To Play Jazz & Blues Basslines
  • Lesson #18 - Jazz Piano Quartal Comping
  • Jazz Piano Quartal Comping
  • Lesson #19 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 1
  • Chord Cells Part 1
  • Minor Blues Progression with Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #16 - Minor Blues Progression with Rootless Chords
  • Minor Blues With Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play a Easy Bass Line for Minor Blues
  • Minor Bass
  • Lesson #18 - How to Improvise Over Minor Blues
  • Minor Blues Improv
  • Lesson #19 - Alternate Minor Blues Bassline
  • Alternate Minor Bassline
  • Lesson #20 - Rhythms To Make Your Improv Sound Advanced
  • Rhythms
  • Lesson #20 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 2
  • Chord Cells Part 2
  • How To Play Blues For Hours
  • Webinar
  • Episode #2 - Enclosures
  • Episode #3 - Diminished Chord Tricks
  • Diminished Tricks
  • Enclosures
  • Lesson #21 - Altered And Diminished Scales for Improvisation
  • Altered And Diminished Scales
  • Lesson #22 - Altered and Diminished Scale Cells
  • Altered and Diminished Scale Cells
  • Lesson #23 - Mixolydian and Diminished Jazz Etude
  • Jazz Etude
  • Lesson #24 - Three Advanced Blues Intros
  • Three Advanced Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 - Three Advanced Blues Endings
  • Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - Blues Turnaround Progressions
  • Blues Turnaround Progressions
  • Lesson #21 - Jazz Walking Bass Made Easy
  • Jazz Walking Bass
  • Lesson #22 - Easy Boogie-Woogie Bass
  • Boogie-Woogie Bass
  • Lesson #23 -Boogie-Woogie Bass With Licks
  • Boogie-Woogie With Licks
  • Lesson #24 -Three Easy Blues Intros
  • Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 -Three Easy Blues Endings
  • Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - 5 Blues Improvisation Scales
  • 5 Scales for Improv
  • Lesson #27 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 1
  • Upper Structures Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 2
  • Upper Structures Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - 5 Ideas to Improve Your Jazz Solos
  • 5 Ideas For Better Solos
  • Lesson #27 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 1
  • 5 Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 2
  • 5 Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - Easy Blues Piano Pentatonic Licks
  • Easy Blues Piano Pentatonic Licks
  • Lesson #30 - How To Use All That You've Learned in This Course
  • Using What You've Learned in NBGJP
  • Slow Blues Form
  • Slow Blues 1
  • Left-Hand Techniques
  • Left-Hand Techniques
  • Reharmonization Part 1
  • Reharmonization Pt. 1
  • 6 Slow Blues Accompaniments
  • 6 Accompaniments For Slow Blues
  • Articulations, 3rd & 7ths
  • Articulations, 3+7ths
  • Episode #4 - Altered Chords and Scales
  • PRW Episode 4
  • The Bridge
  • Bridge
  • Jam #1 - Easy C Blues
  • Jam #1
  • Performance
  • Tennille's Blues Part One
  • Tennille's Blues Part 1
  • Tennille's Blues Part Two
  • Tennille's Blues Part 2
  • Jam #3 - Funk
  • Jam #3 - Lesson
  • Video Jam Track
  • Jam #2 - Bossa Nova
  • Jam #2 - Lesson
  • Jam #2 - Playalong
  • Student Performances
  • Tennille's Blues Part Three
  • Tennille's Blues Part 3
  • Tennille's Blues Part Four
  • Last A Section
  • 5 Blues Endings
  • 5 Endings (High Def)
  • 5 Endings (Live Version - Lower Resolution)
  • Tennille's Blues Part Five
  • Tennille's Blues Part 5
  • 4 Blues Intros
  • 4 Blues Intros
  • Episode #5 - Basslines
  • Episode 5
  • Tennille's Blues Bassline
  • Tennille's Blues Bassline
  • How to Upload Your Video
  • Beginner's Guide
  • Beginner's Guide
  • Analysis and Starting Improv
  • Easy Living Analysis and Improv 1
  • Altered and 1/2 Whole Diminished Scales
  • Altered and 1/2 Whole Dim
  • Episode #6 - Scale Slipping
  • Scale Slipping
  • Chord-Tone Boulders
  • Chord Tone Boulders
  • Play and Rest
  • Play And Rest
  • Targeting
  • Targeting Notes
  • Rhythmic Improvisation Map
  • Rhythmic Map
  • Fingering And Flow
  • Fingering / Flow
  • Chords and Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment Options
  • Improvising Over A New Standard From Scratch
  • Improv From Scratch
  • My Romance Improv Part 1
  • My Romance Solo Part 1
  • My Romance Improv Part 2
  • Improv Part 2
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 1
  • Solo Part 1
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 2
  • Solo Part 2
  • Wrap Up and Student Questions
  • Last Session
  • Entire solo
  • Getting Started With Lead Sheets
  • Introduction
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Blueberry Hill Arrangements
  • Blueberry Hill Q&A
  • We've Only Just Begun
  • The Song
  • Q&A
  • Dock of the Bay
  • Song - Dock of the Bay
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Live lesson
  • Intermediate Arrangement
  • Q&A Part 1
  • Q&A Part 2
  • Backfilling Harmony (Back Fill Progressions)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Bye Bye Blackbird Q&A
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Moon Arrangements
  • Blue Moon Q&A
  • Comping Bossa chords
  • Exercise #4 Quiz
  • How the Program Works
  • Announcement Webinar
  • TCI - Exercise #1
  • Exercise #1 Quiz
  • TCI - Exercise #2
  • Exercise #2
  • Ex. 3 Coming Soon
  • Ex. 4 Coming Soon
  • Exercise #2 Quiz
  • Exercise #3 Quiz
  • How the program works
  • Exercise #1
  • Exercise #1 (Inspiration)
  • TCI - Exercise #3
  • TCI - Exercise #4
  • Ep. 1 - Endless Improvisation Lines
  • Exercise #2 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 2 - Mastering Your Chords
  • Exercise #3
  • Exercise #3 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 3 - Improvisation Targets
  • Exercise #4
  • Exercise #4 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 4 - Play & Rest
  • JazzKids Level 1
  • JazzKids Level 1
  • JazzKids Level 2
  • JazzKids Level 2
  • JazzKids Level 3
  • JazzKids Level 3
  • JazzKids Level 4
  • JazzKids Level 4
  • Mr. Grinch - Christmas Classic
  • Mr. Grinch
  • TCI - Exercise #5
  • Exercise #5
  • Exercise #5 (Inspiration)
  • TCI Practice Guides
  • Rhythm Practice Guide
  • Scales Practice Guide
  • Exercise #5 Quiz
  • TCI - Exercise #6
  • Exercise #6
  • No Bull Guide To Arranging Jazz Standards
  • Session Part 1
  • Session Part 2
  • Accompaniment Practice Guide
  • Exercise #6 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 6 - The Key To Killer Licks
  • Ep. 5 - Articulation
  • TCI - Exercise #7
  • Exercise #7
  • Exercise #7 (Inspiration)
  • Exercise #6 Quiz
  • Ep. 7 - Practice Session - Triads
  • TCI - Exercise #8
  • Exercise #8
  • Exercise #8 (Inspiration)
  • Exercise #7 Quiz
  • Exercise #8 Quiz
  • Ep. 8 - Comping Chords
  • TCI - Exercise #9
  • Exercise #9
  • Exercise #9 (Inspiration)
  • Exercise #9 Quiz
  • Ep. 9 - Three Easy Jazz Endings
  • TCI - Exercise #10
  • Exercise #10
  • Exercise #10 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 10 - “Big Three” Seventh Chords
  • Mixing Exercises
  • TCI - Exercise #11
  • Exercise #11
  • Exercise #11 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 11 - Switching Styles in Music
  • TCI - Exercise #12
  • Exercise #12
  • Exercise #12 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 12 - Piano Mindset
  • TCI - Exercise #13
  • Exercise #13
  • Exercise #13 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD-1: The Days of Wine And Roses
  • How Standards by the Dozen™ Works
  • SBTD Quick Start
  • SBTD1 Where is the Lesson Video?
  • Ep. 13 - How to Create Flowing Jazz Improvisation Lines
  • TCI - Exercise #14
  • Exercise #14
  • Exercise #14 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 14 - How to Create and Use an Inspiration Journal
  • SBTD1 How the Course is Structured
  • SBTD1 Section 1 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD1 Section 1 - Lead Sheet Q&A
  • SBTD1 Section 2 - Shells
  • SBTD1 Section 2 - Shells Q&A
  • SBTD1 Section 3 - Bassline
  • SBTD1 Section 3 - Bassline Q&A
  • SBTD1 Section 4 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD1 Section 4 - Rootless Chords Q&A
  • SBTD1 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping
  • SBTD1 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping Q&A
  • SBTD1 Section 6 - Improvisation
  • SBTD1 Section 6 - Improvisation Q&A
  • SBTD1 What is Next?
  • SBTD1 Q&A Session
  • TCI - Exercise #15
  • Exercise #15
  • Exercise #15 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 15 - 2-5-1 Progression Deciphered
  • TCI - Exercise #16
  • Exercise #16
  • Exercise #16 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD1 GEMS - Days of Wine and Roses
  • SBTD-2: Autumn Leaves
  • SBTD-3: Misty
  • SBTD-4: The Way You Look Tonight
  • SBTD-5: All The Things You Are
  • SBTD-6: My Funny Valentine
  • SBTD-7: On Green Dolphin Street
  • SBTD-8: New York State of Mind
  • SBTD-9: Blue Monk
  • SBTD-10: Song For My Father
  • SBTD-11: Almost Like Being in Love
  • SBTD-12: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  • How Does SBTD Work?
  • Ep. 16 - 2-5-1 Quiz #1
  • TCI - Exercise #17
  • Exercise #17
  • Exercise #17 (Inspiration)
  • How the Course is Structured
  • SBTD2 Section 1 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD2 Section 1 - Lead Sheet Q&A
  • SBTD2 Section 2 - Shells
  • SBTD2 Section 2 - Shells Q&A
  • SBTD2 Section 3 - Bassline
  • SBTD2 Section 3 - Bassline Q&A
  • SBTD2 Section 4 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD2 Section 4 - Rootless Chords Q&A
  • SBTD2 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping
  • SBTD2 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping Q&A
  • SBTD2 Section 6 - Improvisation
  • SBTD2 Section 6 - Improvisation Q&A / Wrap up
  • TCI - Exercise #18
  • Exercise #18
  • Exercise #18 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 17 - Diatonic 7th Chords
  • Ep. 18 - 2-5-1 Quiz #2
  • TCI - Exercise #19
  • Exercise #19
  • Exercise #19 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD2 Q&A Session
  • Ep. 19 - The Altered Scale
  • SBTD2 GEMS - Autumn Leaves
  • TCI - Exercise #20
  • Exercise #20
  • Exercise #20 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 20 - Becoming a Confident Improviser
  • SBTD3 Section 1 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD3 Section 1 - Lead Sheet Q&A
  • SBTD3 Section 2 - Shells
  • SBTD3 Section 2 - Shells Q&A
  • SBTD3 Section 3 - Bassline
  • SBTD3 Section 3 - Bassline Q&A
  • SBTD3 Section 4 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD3 Section 4 - Rootless Chords Q&A
  • SBTD3 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping
  • SBTD3 Section 5 - Two-Handed Comping Q&A
  • SBTD3 Section 6 - Improvisation
  • SBTD4 - Where is the rest of the Lesson?
  • SBTD4 - How does SBTD work?
  • SBTD5 - Where is the rest of the Lesson?
  • SBTD5 - How does SBTD work?
  • TCI - Exercise #21
  • Exercise #21
  • Exercise #21 (Inspiration)
  • TCI Podcast
  • Ep. 21 - Bebop Improvisation
  • Ep. 22 - Bill Evans Voicings - Rootless Chords Pt. 1
  • SBTD3 - Q&A Session
  • SBTD3 - GEMS
  • Ep. 23 - Bill Evans Voicings - Rootless Chords Pt. 2
  • TCI - Exercise #22
  • Exercise #22
  • Exercise #22 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 24 - Chick Corea Celebration Band Interview
  • SBTD4 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD4 - Shells
  • SBTD4 - Bassline
  • SBTD4 - Bassline Q&A
  • SBTD4 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD4 - Rootless Chords Q&A
  • SBTD4 - Comping
  • SBTD4 - Comping Q&A
  • SBTD4 - Improv & Analysis
  • Ep. 25 - Enclosures
  • TCI - Exercise #23
  • Exercise #23
  • Exercise #23 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 26 - Three-note Rootless Chords
  • Ep. 27 - Why Do We Use Target Notes?
  • SBTD4 - Q&A Session
  • SBTD4 - GEMS
  • TCI - Exercise #24
  • Exercise #24
  • Exercise #24 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 28 - 8 Scales You MUST Know for Improvisation
  • Ep. 29 - Core Practice Material for Improvisers
  • SBTD5 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD5 - Shells
  • SBTD5 - Bassline
  • SBTD5 - Rootless Voicings
  • SBTD5 - Comping
  • SBTD5 - Improvisation & Analysis
  • TCI - Exercise #25
  • Exercise #25
  • Exercise #25 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 30 - Jazz Piano Improvisation Part 1 of 4 - Accompaniment Patterns
  • SBTD5 - GEMS
  • TCI - Exercise #26
  • Exercise #26
  • Exercise #26 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 31 - Jazz Piano Improvisation Part 2 of 4 - Scales
  • Ep. 32 - Jazz Piano Improvisation Part 3 of 4 - Rhythm
  • PACE Pattern #1 (Triads and Inversions)
  • PACE Pattern #1 Lesson
  • Ep. 33 - Jazz Piano Improvisation Part 4 of 4 - Adv Improv
  • Where is the lesson for SBTD6?
  • TCI - Exercise #27
  • Exercise #27
  • Exercise #27 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 34 - Are you a T-Shape Practicer?
  • SBTD6 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD6 - Shells pt. 1
  • SBTD6 - Shells pt. 2
  • SBTD6 - Bassline
  • SBTD6 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD6 - Comping (two-hand voicings)
  • SBTD6 - Improvisation
  • PACE Pattern #2 (Slash Chords & Broken Triads)
  • PACE Lesson #2
  • TCI - Exercise #28
  • Exercise #28
  • Exercise #28 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD6 - GEMS
  • PACE Pattern #3 (Seventh Chords)
  • PACE Lesson #3
  • Ep. 35 - A New Rootless Jazz Chords Trick
  • Ep. 36 - An Easier Way To Learn Scales
  • Ep. 37 - Seriously, How Do I Get Flow in My Improv?
  • TCI - Exercise #29
  • Exercise #29
  • Exercise #29 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD7 - Lead sheet
  • SBTD7 - Shells
  • SBTD7 - Bassline
  • SBTD7 - Rootless Chords
  • SBTD7 - Comping
  • SBTD7 - Improvisation & Analysis
  • PACE Pattern #4 (Mixing Triad & Seventh Chords)
  • PACE Lesson #4
  • TCI - Exercise #30
  • Exercise #30
  • Exercise #30 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 38 - Dominant Motion
  • Ep. 39 - When To Use Alt Chords
  • SBTD7 - GEMS
  • PACE Pattern #5 (Chord Tensions & Flow Between The Hands)
  • PACE Lesson #5
  • PACE Lesson #5 (Inspiration)
  • TCI - Exercise #31
  • Exercise #31
  • Exercise #31 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 40 - Easy Jazz Piano Improvisation Rhythm
  • Ep. 41 - How To Improvise Over Dominant Chords Part 1
  • PACE Pattern #6 (How to Create Fills & Riffs)
  • PACE Lesson #6
  • PACE Lesson #6 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD8 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD8 - Shells
  • SBTD8 - Rootless chords
  • SBTD8 - Arrangement
  • SBTD8 - Comping (backing a singer)
  • TCI - Exercise #32
  • Exercise #32
  • Exercise #32 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 42 - Improvise Over Dominant Chords With Advanced Upper Structures
  • SBTD8 - GEMS
  • PACE Pattern #7 (Accompaniment Fluidity)
  • PACE Lesson #7 - Exercises
  • PACE Lesson #7 - Patterns
  • PACE Lesson #7 (Inspiration)
  • Ep. 44 - New Tritone Substitution Mastery Jazz Piano Techniques Mini Course - Part 1 of 3
  • Ep. 43 - Advanced Improvisation Using 
Quartals Over Dominants
  • Ep. 45 - New Tritone Substitution Mastery Jazz Piano Techniques Mini Course - Part 2 of 3
  • TCI - Exercise #33
  • Exercise #33
  • Exercise #33 (Inspiration)
  • PACE Pattern #8 (Fills Within The Accompaniment)
  • PACE-8 Exercise
  • PACE-8 Patterns
  • PACE-8 Inspiration
  • Ep. 46 - New Tritone Substitution Mastery Jazz Piano Techniques Mini Course - Part 3 of 3
  • Ep. 47 - Blues Piano Tritone Substitutions
  • Ep. 48 - HUGE CHORD Blues Piano Tritone Substitutions
  • Ep. 49 - A NEW Blues Improvisation Trick
  • Ep. 50 - PRO-SOUNDING Blues Piano Improvisation
  • SBTD9 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD9 - Shells
  • SBTD9 - Bassline
  • SBTD9 - Rootless chords
  • SBTD9 - Comping
  • SBTD9 - Improvisation
  • SBTD9 - GEMS
  • TCI - Exercise #34
  • Exercise #34
  • Exercise #34 (Inspiration)
  • PACE Pattern #9 (Let It Be Accompaniment)
  • PACE 9 - Exercise
  • PACE 9 - Patterns
  • PACE 9 - Inspiration
  • Ep. 51 - Chromatic Chord Tone Targeting
  • Ep. 52 - EXTENDED Chromatic Chord Tone Targeting
  • Ep. 53 - Diatonic Chord Extensions For Improv Part 1
  • SBTD10 - Lead
  • SBTD10 - Shells
  • SBTD10 - Bassline
  • SBTD10 - Rootless
  • SBTD10 - Comping
  • TCI - Exercise #35
  • Exercise #35
  • Exercise #35 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD10 - GEMS
  • SBTD11 - Lead Sheet
  • SBTD11 - Shells
  • SBTD11 - Bassline
  • SBTD11 - Rootless
  • SBTD11 - Comping
  • PACE Pattern #10 (Chord Mastery)
  • PACE 10 - Exercise
  • PACE 10 - Patterns / Inspiration
  • SBTD11 - Improv / GEMS
  • TCI - Exercise #36
  • Exercise #36
  • Exercise #36 (Inspiration)
  • Quick Reference - Key of C
  • Key of C
  • Quick Reference - Key of G
  • Key of G
  • Quick Reference - Key of D
  • Key of D
  • Quick Reference - Key of A
  • Key of A
  • Quick Reference - Key of E
  • Key of E
  • SBTD12 - Lead
  • SBTD12 - Shells
  • SBTD12 - Bassline
  • SBTD12 - Rootless
  • SBTD12 - Comping
  • Quick Reference - Key of F
  • Key of F
  • Quick Reference - Key of B Flat
  • Key of B Flat
  • PACE Pattern #11 (Style Mastery)
  • Quick Reference - Key of E Flat
  • Key of E Flat
  • Quick Reference - Key of A Flat
  • Key of A Flat
  • PACE 11 - Exercise
  • PACE 11 - Patterns
  • PACE 11 - Inspiration
  • SBTD12 - GEMS
  • Quick Reference - Key of D Flat
  • Key of D Flat
  • Quick Reference - Key of B
  • Key of B
  • Quick Reference - Key of F Sharp
  • Key of F Sharp
  • Quick Reference Tips (Checklist)
  • Quick Reference Tips
  • TCI - Exercise #37
  • Exercise #37
  • Exercise #37 (Inspiration)
  • PACE Pattern #12 (Rhythm Mastery Part 1)
  • PACE 12 - Exercise
  • PACE 12 - Patterns
  • PACE 12 - Inspiration
  • Ep. 54 - Diatonic Chord Extensions For Improv Part 2
  • TCI - Exercise #38
  • Exercise #38
  • Exercise #38 (Inspiration)
  • SBTD22-1: You Are The Sunshine of My Life
  • Introduction - You Are The Sunshine of My Life
  • Listening
  • Lead Sheet
  • Song Intro
  • Chorus
  • Verse Part 1
  • Verse Part 2
  • Modulation
  • SBTD22-2: Ain't No Sunshine
  • SBTD22-3: Round Midnight
  • SBTD22-4: Desafinado
  • SBTD22-5: Lullaby of Birdland
  • SBTD22-6: Sunny
  • SBTD22-7: For Once in My Life
  • SBTD22-8: Just The Two of Us
  • SBTD22-9: Linus and Lucy
  • SBTD22-10: I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  • SBTD22-11: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • SBTD22-12: Fire And Rain
  • PACE Pattern #13 (Rhythm Mastery Part 2)
  • PACE 13 - Exercise
  • PACE 13 - Patterns & Inspiration
  • PACE Pattern #14 (Pop/Rock Accompaniment)
  • PACE 14
  • Getting Started - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Introduction - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Measures 1-8
  • Measures 8-12 (drop 2)
  • Measures 12-15
  • Measures 16-21
  • Measures 22-38
  • TCI - Exercise #39
  • Exercise #39
  • Exercise #39 (the bassline)
  • Exercise #39 (Inspiration)
  • PACE Pattern #15 (Jazz Accompaniment /while Singing)
  • PACE 15 - Exercise
  • Getting Started - Round Midnight
  • Intro
  • m. 1-4
  • m. 5-8
  • m. 9-10
  • m. 17-20
  • m. 21-24 and final measure
  • Getting Started
  • Intro
  • m. 1-8
  • m. 9-16
  • m. 17-24
  • m. 25-32
  • m. 33-40
  • m. 41-48
  • m. 49-56
  • m. 57-60
  • Lullaby of Birdland - Intro
  • LOBL - m.1-4
  • LOBL - m.5-8
  • LOBL - m.9-12
  • LOBL - m.13-16
  • LOBL - m.17-20
  • LOBL - m.21-24
  • LOBL - m.25-28
  • LOBL - m.29-32

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