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Jazz Piano Lessons

Free jazz piano lessons! With piano jazz chords, transcriptions, jazz licks, piano blues, walking bass, and more. Learn comping and jazz improvisation.

The Basics

Some information to get you started. If you need chord sheets, click on the Lead Sheets link near the bottom of the page.

Simple Blues

First exploration of the roots of jazz- the blues


What do we do about comping?

Advanced Blues

More exploration into the blues

Reharmonization 101

This is an older discussion about the Reharmonization 101 article. Go here for the most recent version:

That Left Hand

Using the left hand and learning tunes

Walking Bass

Walking bass information


Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise.


Quartals, as written by our esteemed 7

Misc Lessons

More contributions from site visitors

Technique and Exercises

The files in this room contain exercises beneficial to jazz pianists (and pianists in general).

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.

pdf - coil binding - videos

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.

pdf - coil binding

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.

pdf - coil binding

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