Jazz Improv Tutorial – Solo Restrictions Part 3 – 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.

I teach Skype lessons. If you’re interested, email me at JazzPianoConcepts@gmail.com

Stylistic Restrictions:

Play only stride
Play in bebop style
Play modern
Bebop on A sections, Modern on Bridge
Play like Bud Powell
Keith Jarrett
McCoy Tyner

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Jazz Improv Tutorial – Solo Restrictions Part 1 – Note Restrictions

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

I teach Skype lessons. If you’re interested, email me at JazzPianoConcepts@gmail.com

Note Restrictions:

-1 note
-2 notes
-Notes within a minor third
-Notes within a fifth
-within an octave

How to Improvise on Donna Lee – Beginner to Intermediate Jazz Piano Lesson

In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn the basics for how to improvise (also known as taking a solo) over the chord changes for the song “Donna Lee,” a bebop song composed by Miles Davis and popularized by Charlie Parker.

Scales to know:
Major scale – used on Major 7 chords
Dorian scale – second mode of major, used on minor 7 chords
Dominant scale – also known as mixolydian (fifth mode of major), used on dominant chords
whole-half diminished – used on diminished chords

For Skype lessons, email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com.

How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Part 3 – Shaping Lines and Combining Melodies

This short instructional jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great McCoy Tyner by showing you some techniques involving the shapes of your lines and melodies. This will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in his characteristic fourth and pentatonic style.

For Skype lessons, email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com

 

How to Play Like Brad Mehldau – Part 3 – Improvisation and Melodic Development

This short instructional jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great Brad Mehldau by showing you some techniques that will help you learn to develop melodies in your solos like a pro.

For Skype lessons, email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com.