To begin this course on the fundamentals of jazz piano, George Whitty discusses the level of musical knowledge you should bring with you. This includes the ability to read music at a basic level, an understanding of the major triads in each key, and an ability to play piano beyond a beginner level. With these prerequisites, it's time to get ready and learn some jazz piano!
- Let's talk a little bit about what you should bring…with you as we start these lessons.…Pretty simple stuff really.…We're not going to start by teaching you to find middle C…on the piano, in other words.…If you can read some music,…you can read music including sharps and flats,…you kind of know what the treble clef…and the bass clef are,…you know maybe you've studied piano in school…or with a private instructor for a year or two…so that you can read enough music that…when I show you a pdf or a download…with some real simple notation on it you understand…what that is.…
That's kind of important.…If you have an idea what the major triads are in each key,…that would be great.…We're going to start out-…we're not starting out in D flat or G flat minor…or any of these keys full of sharps and flats.…We're going to start you out in a way…that's easy to get your head around…with a tool that makes music right away.…So I would say if you need a little bit…of help understanding how to read music or maybe,…you know, help with your sharps and flats…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The blues in F
- Building a scale out of the F7 chord
- The B flat 7 bop scale
- The G minor 7 bop scale
- The C7 bop scale
- Practicing guide tones