Bebop Chords for Beginners

Adam Maness breaks down the time-tested system for creating hip, punchy, easy to play bebop chords.

It doesn’t have to be so complicated!

Why memorize dozens of tricky voicings when you can play them all using a couple of shapes?!

Legendary pianists like Hank Jones, Red Garland, and Barry Harris played this elegant system of using a simple 6th shape to create a harmonic rainbow of colors.

Now you can too! Adam Maness breaks it down for you in this easy to follow course.

  • LEVEL 2
  • 16 videos
  • 2.5 hourS
  • Guided Practice SessionS
  • Play-Alongs
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

As Open Studio’s Creative Director, Adam Maness develops the curriculum of all of the courses, in addition to teaching his own popular course like Magic Voicing SystemPiano Fingering Independence and more.

Adam is a versatile pianist, arranger, composer, and producer whose performances, original compositions, and arrangements have been featured on numerous recordings and on national and international radio and television broadcasts. He is best known as co-founder and composer for the genre-bending chamber ensemble, The 442s.

Course Contents

Let's Get Started

  • Introduction


  • 1. "Nearness of You" Performance
  • 2. Groove
  • 3. Using Both Hands Equally
  • 4. "Middle Hand" Ideas & Dynamics
  • 5. Orchestration
  • 6. Using the Whole Piano
  • 7. Developing a Legato Touch
  • Guided Practice Session 1
  • Guided Practice Session 2
  • Guided Practice Session 3
  • Guided Practice Session 4