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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This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. This particular voicing works nicely for navigating 2-5-1 chord progressions.
This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. Most of the voicings are fairly easy to work with and they’re nice chords to have under your fingers.
A reader recently emailed me to ask a very good question about how to incorporate upper extensions into his voicings. This is a simple way of creating your own voicings to use in different situations that call for upper extensions.
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This post will help you take your block chords to the next level by teaching you how to practice Block Chord Inversions. Block chords are extremely useful for a number of techniques, including voicing a melody with chords and improvising with chords, comping, and much more. They are also very useful for composing and arranging jazz in general.
(To learn about Major Block Chords, click here. To learn about Minor Block Chords, click here.)