Learn how to play jazz piano. Discover how to get started with two-handed harmony, bolster your jazz vocabulary by covering basic—and instantly recognizable—bluesy chord voicings, and more.
- Hi, this is George Whitty. Welcome to my jazz piano course, level two. In this level, we are working on some two-handed harmony, which is something that we spend about 75% of our time on a bandstand doing because we're playing chords, comping as we call it, behind a soloist or behind the melodies of the tune, and that's the place where we learn a lot of really nice, kind of dense, sophisticated jazz harmonies. Well, we're going to get started on that. We're also going to learn the pentatonic scale, which is a different sound, something that you can have a lot of fun with.
We're going to take all that stuff, we're going to combine it with some talk about time and about swing feel and then we're going to get that together on the F blues as well. So, let's get started. Good luck with this and enjoy the course.
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- Playing with both hands
- Basic jazz vocabulary
- Practicing pentatonics using approach patterns
- Combining bop scales, pentatonics, and approach patterns
- Adding guide tones
- Building a motif around a combination of notes