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Total Beginner Jazz Piano Lesson: 2-5-1 chords

by Scot Ranney on October 23, 2014

2-5-1 chords are to jazz piano what vowels are to language. The cat's meow of chord progressions.

Are you looking for a place to get started with jazz piano? The 2-5-1 chord progression might be the most used chord progression in jazz. Learning about 2-5-1's is one of the first steps any jazz musician takes. And you get two for one- 2-5-1 chords are used everywhere, and you learn about jazz theory at the same time. You should know how to basically read music and play the piano, just a little bit.

Secretos para tocar Jazz e Improvisar en Piano

by albetan on October 18, 2014

Fundamentos básicos de Jazz e Improvisación en Piano.

Secretos para tocar Jazz e improvisar en piano, Métrica del jazz, El sentido del ritmo, El sabor del Swing, La síncopa, La armonía de jazz, Armonía cuartal, Bajo rítmico, Bajo caminante, Walking Bass, Ejecución de guiones de Jazz en piano, Método de Improvisación en piano.

Modos de Jazz

by albetan on October 02, 2014

Aprenda los modos de Jazz y a emplearlos en la improvisación

Los Modos de Jazz. Modos de Jazz en progresiones de acordes. Jazz Modal.

Learn Jazz Piano Forums & General Jazz Discussions

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  • How do you play plain chords in lead sheets?

    I'm really new to playing jazz piano but not so much to theory. One thing I've really been wondering is how you play straight piano chords, like E- or Db in a lead sheet. For example, in Autumn Leaves, bar 7 calls to play E-.In bar 8 after the repeat of Body and Soul, it calls to play Db. Do you really only play E G B and Db F Ab, respectively? Why are some chords not sevenths? For minors, I suspect that since -7th chords can give a dorian rather...

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