ok i love listening to jazz, now i want to play it. i hear this site is one of the best online to help me. let me tell you where i'm at right now... i know every major key, every major scale, i know how to invert all of them, how to add 9 major 7, and i know the blues and pentatonic scales major and minor. where do i go from here?
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do you have a real book?  can you read music well?  what specifically do you want to be able to play?  what is your favorite jazz recording?  have you gotten any solo piano jazz recordings?  do you have people you could start jamming with?
just grab one of your favorite albums which contains a pianist (i know, it's limiting, but it's easier for a beginner), and *copy* *exactly* what the pianist does.  you can write it out, if you want, or you could just listen again and again until you don't need to write the part out -- that's entirely up to you.

it's not rocket surgery -- if you listen, and pay attention, you'll be able to reproduce those sounds.  better advised to start with more classic piano sounds, rather than art tatum or oscar peterson -- use your discretion to pick an easier tune for the first several "lessons."  and it will take hundreds of "lessons" -- even if the concept is not difficult, the process is arduous.
some reason i can't post to this thread.

simple summary of my response:  grab good album, listen to good pianist, copy.  repeat hundreds of times.  it will take a while, but not forever.  have faith.
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