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

  [help] Problems with time when improvising

I use to practice improvisation on the piano together with play-along tracks, like the ones provided by aebersold, hal leonard, etc. But I have a lot of...

05/12/2012, by 0 replies
  Tips on playing Jazz

I want to play a more complicated jazz music. Like for example, Acri's music, or those accompaniments on Michael Buble's songs. Could you teach me how can ...

01/30/2012, by 0 replies

Can anyone share the routine of the exercise?...

08/25/2011, by 0 replies

[sf]i find it hard to play on all keys,am limited on some keys.what do i do...

01/02/2011, by 0 replies

i find it hard to play on all keys,am limited on some keys.what do i do...

01/02/2011, by 0 replies
  file not found - Download file

[sf]I get a "file not found" error when I click on the link to download the files in the Technique and Exercises. Are they no longer available?...

12/06/2010, by 0 replies
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11/22/2010, by 0 replies

[sf]What riffs can i play for an F chord am confused someone help.

09/11/2010, by 0 replies
  C E F B C and get the thumb passing down.

yes, It's actually easier to play a very fast Db scale. But, all scales can be thought of as having target notes. So give that a try and see what happens.

06/12/2010, by 0 replies
  Message number: 47208

I don't know of any, but for what it's worth, I believe sight reading is about memorization, and it can certainly be improved by reading from good old fash...

04/23/2010, by 0 replies
  Piano Sight Reading Software

Does anyone know of some software to practice piano sight reading? Ideally some software that would display the piano staves with notes to be read at diff...

04/21/2010, by 0 replies

[sf]hi please i ve seen the tritones but i dont really know how to use them in songs could some one please help me out here and send me asong where the tri...

03/07/2010, by 0 replies

[sf]Hola tegno problemas entre el los enlaces II y V porfavor necesito mas recursos...

03/07/2009, by 0 replies
  C Major or Blue-Notes

First you could play the chords as single notes with changed rhythm and sequence. You could add an extra Tone for each chord. For example FACE-> G as a ...

01/02/2009, by 0 replies
  LH chords vs Rh scales

Hello everyone, pls I need help on what scales to play on right hand when playing left hand chords like: LH RH FM7(FACE)...

12/12/2008, by 0 replies
  Message number: 42966

Look at the "reharmonization 101" link to the left, there's an explanation at the bottom of the lesson.

10/29/2008, by 0 replies
  circle of 5ths

Hi, Could you give me some explanation about this circle of 5ths. Thanks...

10/28/2008, by 0 replies

Thanks for such a wonderful exposition on jazz piano. I promise I'll be so good.

09/26/2008, by 0 replies
  Hi: I'm new

I want make my hands fast and I'm practicing Hanon but I feel little pain in my left wrist. That is normal? I don't feel pain in my right wrist. Thank You...

08/20/2008, by 0 replies

Thanks Knotty - that's really useful!...

08/18/2008, by 0 replies
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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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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.

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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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