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 backing tracks to play to.
I initially posted it with single line players in mind, but of course jazz pianists do as much single line playing as horn players (depending on your style). So if you're new, (or semi new) to the genre please have a look.
On the page there's pdf links for a variety of instruments. Just click on the "C treble" part.
There's also a few youtube links on the page you might to have a look at too for a "more personal touch".
Hope you like it.
Get some vocab in your playing folks, Rob here has put up some nice stuff that will help you get going.
Thanks for that Scot.
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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