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While The Blues is not Jazz per se, a huge percentage of Jazz standards are Blues based. It has often been said that "in order to really play Jazz, you have to first have mastered the Blues".

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  Volume 5 of Scot Ranney's "Jazz Piano Notebook Series" is up and running!

Please take the time to check it out. Here are your options: eBook ($8.95): http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/jazz-piano-notebook-5-blues-soloing...

04/09/2019, by 0 replies
  How to Develop Your Improvisation from Beginner to Advanced

Hi AllIn the below vid I explore how to build up and develop your improvisation from scratch, starting really simple, as a complete beginner might start...

06/16/2018, by 1 reply from 12/19/2018
  Big Chief

Does anybody have a transcription of this tune?  (im listening to the Dirty Dozen version with Doctor John) Heres a good example of a blu...

03/09/2006, by 13 replies
  How to Play Bossa Nova

Hi AllJust a quick video on how to play Bossa Nova, and a little bit of history  07/14/2018, by 2 replies

  How to Reharmonise a song

Hi all, Just made a video about how to reharmonise a song. It essentially involves changing the chords and/or melody of a song while taking the harmony...

06/04/2016, by 2 replies
  What's the best way to comp?

I never know when to play comping chords, is there a good pattern or something I can use? ...

02/20/2018, by 1 reply from 02/24/2018
  Autumn Leaves Jazz Piano Cover

Hi All, Check out my Jazz Piano cover of [url=]Autumn Leaves.[/url]I've listed each of the chord voicings and techniques I'm using as I go through...

11/10/2017, by 0 replies
  Norwegian Wood/All Blues and modal stuff

Hi Everyone, I was recently looking at "Norwegian Wood", and learnt of its parallel with All Blues (the All Blues as Miles played it). They're also...

09/27/2017, by 0 replies
  Early Jazz vs Modern Jazz Piano​

Just a quick YT video discussing the differences between Early Jazz Piano and more Modern Jazz Piano, for anyone who's interested.Cheers  08/12/2017, by 1 reply from 08/28/2017

  Dorico Chord Symbols is Here!!!!

I'll post an article about it soon but I wanted to let you guys know because it's been a year and now Dorico is useful for jazzers. Super exciting!...

06/28/2017, by 0 replies
  Dorico and Chord Symbols

Dorico is going to be leading music publishing software very soon. The only thing really holding it back right now is the lack of support for chord symbols...

04/03/2017, by 0 replies
  Jan Daleys Smooth Jazz Album to be Released April 1

This April 1, Jan Daley will be releasing her brand new smooth jazz album titled “The Way of a Woman.” If you have been listening to her recently rele...

03/07/2017, by 1 reply from 03/08/2017
  Advanced Blues progressions/ licks/ pentatonic patterns

Hi everyone. I've gone a bit over the top on this edition of Jazz Lick Of The Week"! Hope it's worth it. Have followed up on the previous week's...

12/27/2016, by 1 reply from 02/10/2017
  Learn Jazz Piano Free

Hi All, Just launched a new website that teaches everything you need to know about how to play Jazz Piano. It covers Jazz Chords, Jazz Scales, Improvisatio...

02/06/2017, by 3 replies
  Jazz Lick Of The Week (and beginner jazz youtube tutorials)

Hi all, For a while now i've been running a free online page with some jazz licks, some harmonic discussion, even some jazz ear training and all with...

11/19/2016, by 2 replies
  Hard to hear the time in Gretchen Parlato "Blue in Green". Is it 7/4?

I want to transcibe this recording, but I'm having doubts about the time. I think it's 7/4, but sometimes it's less obvious. I want to record the piano sol...

09/02/2013, by 7 replies
  Jazz PIano Tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cPpP-Ua6NVq_NXMAwD6aG4VS_cUJ_Yi I upload daily and am happy to accept requests. New subscribers welcome. www.da...

06/20/2014, by 3 replies
  An Overview of Jazz Theory

Hello All, I made a video which briefly summarises the basics of Jazz theory - from modes to the chord-scale system to available tensions and a few...

10/08/2016, by 1 reply from 10/12/2016
  Improvising Blues Piano - Tim Richards YouTube clips

Scott gave my Improvising Blues Piano book a rave review some years ago, Last year I posted some free tuition clips linked to the book.

05/26/2016, by 4 replies
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Jazz Piano Notebook Series
Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 1 - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.

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Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2 - jazz piano tricks of the trade you can use today

Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.

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Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Tim wrote the well known "Exploring Jazz Piano" and "Improvising Blues Piano" books and has several others to his name.

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Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.

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