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Jazz Piano - The Ultimate Beginners Course - A simple step-by-step guide to jazz piano

Arthur Bird, Piano Teacher & Session Player

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97 Lessons (7h 36m)
    • 1. Jazz Piano - The Ultimate Beginners Course

      4:01
    • 2. Welcome

      1:18
    • 3. The Basics

      0:29
    • 4. The White Keys

      6:04
    • 5. The Black Keys - Sharps & Flats Explained

      4:33
    • 6. The Finger Numbers

      0:58
    • 7. The Degrees of a Scale or Key

      2:53
    • 8. What Are Chords?

      1:24
    • 9. Diatonic 7th Chords Four Part Block Chords

      4:57
    • 10. Diatonic 7th Chords with Left Hand

      2:22
    • 11. Its Time to Play

      3:14
    • 12. What Are Major and Minor Chords

      6:08
    • 13. The 251 Chord Progression

      5:22
    • 14. 251 Chord Progression Left Hand Practise Play Along

      2:46
    • 15. The A Minor Pentatonic Scale

      3:28
    • 16. A Minor Pentatonic with 251 Chords

      3:42
    • 17. How To Use The Sustain Pedal Correctly Edit July 2020 1

      5:10
    • 18. Jazzy Finger Hand Strengthening Exercise

      4:42
    • 19. The Difference Between Major 7, Minor 7 and 7th Chords

      3:10
    • 20. How to Find any Major 7, Minor 7 or 7th Chords Update

      4:55
    • 21. 7 and Dominant 7 Chords Jazz

      2:14
    • 22. What is a Minor 7 Flat 5

      3:35
    • 23. Finger Strength Technique Exercise Jazz Course

      7:29
    • 24. Autumn Leaves Let's Learn a Song Using the 251 Chord Progression

      7:36
    • 25. Autumn Leaves Right Hand Melody

      4:31
    • 26. Autumn Leaves - Both Hands

      2:31
    • 27. Autumn Leaves - Part 2

      5:02
    • 28. Seven Three Chord Voicings

      5:55
    • 29. Autumn Leaves Using the Seven Three Chord Voicing

      7:48
    • 30. Autumn Leaves Seven Three Chord Voicing Practise Jam

      3:53
    • 31. Autumn Leaves - Full Song (Extracurricular)

      15:00
    • 32. Playing with Both Hands - Jumping Left Hand Exercise

      6:02
    • 33. Jumping Right Hand Exercise

      2:27
    • 34. Pentatonic Hand Grips

      7:34
    • 35. DAE Pentatonic Hand Grips With II V I Chords Exercise

      4:31
    • 36. Triplets and Swung Rhythms

      4:31
    • 37. Pentatonic Hand Grips Exercise with Swung Rhythm

      3:56
    • 38. A Jazz Classic with a Swung Rhythm Fly Me to the Moon Part 1

      7:49
    • 39. Fly Me to the Moon - A Jazz Classic with a Swung Rhythm - Part 1

      7:46
    • 40. Fly Me to the Moon Part 2

      5:47
    • 41. Fly Me to the Moon Part 3

      4:45
    • 42. Fly Me to the Moon - Part 4

      3:59
    • 43. Fly Me to the Moon All Together

      2:18
    • 44. Alternate Left Hand Using Chord Inversions Fly Me to the Moon Update

      11:25
    • 45. Bossa Nova Rhythms Straight Rhythms

      4:50
    • 46. Pentatonic Hand Grips Add a Tritone Make it the Blues

      4:39
    • 47. II-V-I Chords With D,A,E Pentatonic Hands Grips Exercise (Crushed Notes)

      2:49
    • 48. Mixing Up the Hand Grips Avoid Notes

      3:18
    • 49. Adding Another Hand Grip B Hand Grip Using notes from C Lydian Mode

      4:10
    • 50. D, A, E and B Hand Grips with 251 Chords Using Swung Rhythm

      4:41
    • 51. DAEB Hand Grips with II V I Chords Triplet Rhythms Exercise

      5:17
    • 52. Finger Hand Strengthening Exercise Using 3rds

      6:47
    • 53. Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock - (Main Piano Riff)

      9:09
    • 54. Walking Bass II V I Chord Progression Skillshare

      9:43
    • 55. Walking Bass Line with Pentatonic Hand Grips Exercise

      5:01
    • 56. Walking Bass Line with Pentatonic Hand Grips using Triplet Rhythms

      5:27
    • 57. Walking Bass Line and Mixing Up the Hand Grips and Rhythms

      2:36
    • 58. Comping The Alternating Syncopating Swinging Rhythm

      6:03
    • 59. Comping Using Another Swung Rhythm

      2:27
    • 60. Pentatonic Hand Grips Adding Arpeggios

      6:51
    • 61. Hand Grips with Arpeggios Top to Bottom

      3:16
    • 62. Mixing Up the Arpeggio Hand Grip Patterns

      1:53
    • 63. Improvising Playing and Resting

      3:43
    • 64. Extended Chords 9, 11 and 13 Chords at a Glance

      4:08
    • 65. 9 and 11 Chords in Open Position Sharpening the 11th

      1:52
    • 66. How to Find Major 9 Chords

      4:45
    • 67. How To Find Major 11Th (Sharpened) Chords

      7:04
    • 68. How to Find Minor 9 Chords

      4:17
    • 69. How to Find Minor 11 Chords

      4:17
    • 70. How to Find 9th Chords

      3:00
    • 71. How to Find 11th Chords

      3:39
    • 72. Altered Chords

      5:15
    • 73. Minor II V I Progression Using Chord Extensions

      8:33
    • 74. Rootless Chord Voicings

      5:02
    • 75. Smooth Jazz 2 Chord Jazz Progression for soloing using Rootless Dm9

      5:32
    • 76. Adding a Melodic Minor Scale into the Mix

      5:06
    • 77. Smooth Chord Progression with D Melodic and Pentatonic Scales

      5:42
    • 78. Smooth Jazz Chord Progression Right Hand Solo Practise

      5:25
    • 79. Quartal Harmony Chord Voicings

      8:54
    • 80. Quartal Tones So What by Miles Davis Part 1

      6:41
    • 81. So What Part 1 Practise Play Along

      4:05
    • 82. So What Quartal Tones Part 2

      5:38
    • 83. So What Part 2 Practise Play Along

      3:05
    • 84. So What Part 1 and 2 Practise Play Along

      5:05
    • 85. So What Left Hand Bass Melody Part 1 Em7 Dm7

      5:06
    • 86. So What Left Hand Bass Melody and Chords Together - Part 1

      2:44
    • 87. So What Bass Line Melody Part 2 Fm7 and Ebm7

      3:15
    • 88. So What Left Hand Bass Melody and Chords Together Part 2

      1:03
    • 89. Jazz Form and So What - All Together

      5:09
    • 90. Pentatonic Hand Grips Creating Tension Using Tritones

      6:14
    • 91. The Tritone Hand Grips in Practise

      3:58
    • 92. Adding a Root Note Underneath the Hand Grips

      1:30
    • 93. Bringing it All Together with Walking Bass Line

      3:21
    • 94. Mixing Straight and Swung Rhythms

      3:19
    • 95. Bringing it All Together With the 251 Block Chords

      2:44
    • 96. Applying What You've Learnt to Solo with Autumn Update

      7:46
    • 97. Jazz Course Goodbye Video Skillshare

      0:29
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About This Class

Jazz Piano - The Ultimate Beginners Course will get you playing some cool jazz sounds in no time at all!

Most methods of learning Jazz piano don't cater for beginners. This course takes a fresh look at learning Jazz by following simple steps that anyone can use.

It starts with the basics, and so you don't need any previous knowledge to be able to follow along. Even if you have learnt piano previously but would be considered a beginner in Jazz, this course is also suitable, as lot's of the methods throughout the course aren't taught in traditional/classical learning environments.

Want to be able to improvise Jazz on the piano?

Throughout the course you will learn specific scales and arpeggio's, and I have designed special exercises that build in difficulty as you progress, ultimately giving you the skills to be able to improvise over the top of classic jazz chord progressions.

Wouldn't it also be cool to be able to understand and play all those complicated jazzy chord symbols on lead/chord sheets?

Using simple and understandable methods, you'll learn all about jazz chords, chord extentions, quartal harmony, chord voicings and much more. We even take a look at some lead sheets (sometimes known as fake sheets) so you can see how you can make rich jazz sounds by just following chord symbols. You'll also learn about comping, exploring using different rhythms that you'll eventually be able to use with songs of your own choice.

What else?

One of the best ways to truly take on board what you are learning, is to apply it properly, and so throughout the course you will get the chance to learn famous jazz songs such as Autumn Leaves (famously covered by Bill Evans), Fly Me to the Moon, Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island and So What by Miles Davis.

I have transcribed the scales/exercises and songs onto sheet music for anyone who can read music, but again you don't need to be able to read sheet music to take the course as I have written out the names of the notes for those who can't.

Extra help with your learning!

The course comes with supplementary material in the form of PDF's that you can download and print off to have handy at your piano or keyboard. This way it makes it easier to practise the songs/exercises etc by being able to have them up on your music stand, as well as having the lesson info/chord finding methods easily accessible so you can continue to learn outside of the course.

So why not enroll today, and learn Jazz piano the easy way?!