If you want to learn Jazz or Blues piano and you're interested in understanding the theory underlying the music as well as how to actually play, then check out this Youtube Channel. It covers everything you need to know to understand and play Jazz and Blues. Learn everything from chord extensions and substitutions; passing chords; how to improvise using diatonic and non-diatonic scales, guide tones, cycled patterns, ambiguous scales, passing notes and the melody; to common chord progressions found in Jazz (as well as the 12 and 8 bar blues).

The below lesson is on Guide Tones, but there are heaps more free jazz and blues lessons on this channel so check them out if you're interested.


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Great stuff, thanks for sharing!
If I'm not back in 24 hours, call the president.

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I agree, it's a great stuff

Few weeks ago I started to collect best songs to learn for beginner. I create a set: http://best-songs-to-learn-on-piano.com/ Can you give me an advice: what is the best ~5 jazz and blues pieces to learn? Thanks a lot

Istvan

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