Learn how to play jazz piano. Discover how to add another note to your left-handed voicings, tackle the 2-5-1 progression—one of the most important progressions in jazz—and more.
- Hi, this is George Whitty. Welcome to my jazz piano course. This is level three. And in this level we're going to take everything that we've been doing and we're going to develop it further. We're going to make things more sophisticated, add another note to our left-handed voicings, add some more extensions to our two-handed voicings, and we're going to start to work out on the 2-5-1 progression which is a minor chord to it's related dominant chord, to a one chord. And that's probably the most important progression in jazz. So, we're going to work on mastering that, give you some resources to use on that as we work toward playing on a song called Tune Up which is a Miles Davis tune that has three consecutive 2-5-1 progressions at different keys.
It's fun to play. And, we're going to start to broaden our melodic horizons a little bit by adding something called upper structured triads into the melodic line which adds some harmonic sophistication in there. So, this is a fun level. Enjoy the course and good luck.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Adding extensions to guide tones
- Integrating 9th chords
- The 2-5-1 progression
- Practicing essential jazz scales
- The E minor bop scale
- The D major 7 bop scale
- Arpeggiated triads as a melodic device