Jazz Improvisation Lesson: Diminished Lick #4

In this short jazz piano tutorial, I demonstrate the fourth in a series of interesting and often-used diminished licks. You’ll learn how how and why they work, and how to apply them to your own improvisation.

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Augmented Lick 1 – Intermediate to Advanced Jazz Piano Lesson

Hey team! It’s been quite a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with graduate school, learning about film scoring, orchestration, video game programming, sound design, and much more. BUT. I’m back, and ready to keep you updated with new jazz piano materials! Here’s the info for the first in a series of new videos:

This short piano tutorial will teach you how to play an interesting augmented lick.

I teach online private lessons. If interested, email me at JazzPianoConcepts@gmail.com

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How to Play Two Handed Chords – Beginner Voicing Exercise

In this beginner jazz piano lesson, learn how to form voicings using two hands.

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Jazz Improv Tutorial – Solo Restrictions Part 2 – Stylistic Restrictions

This short jazz improvisation tutorial will teach you some ways to restrict yourself while practicing improvisation. This helps you avoid finger patterns and forces you to be more creative.

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Rhythmic Restrictions

Only 1/4 notes
Only 1/8 notes
Use only triplets

Technical Restrictions:

Play every other measure
Use only your left hand
Only arpeggios

Great Jazz Warm Up – Part 1 – Bebop Scale Cycle

PDF: Jazz Warm Up 1: Bebop Scale Cycle

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In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn a great warm up exercise to use before each time you sit down to play or practice. You are essentially cycling through the major bebop scale and its relative harmonic minor scale in all keys.