Chords Practice Pack

The starter’s guide to harmony from piano guru Adam Maness.

Includes all new worksheets to accompany each lesson.

Need Better Voicings? Start Here.

For the aspiring jazz pianist, there can seem to be an endless amount of chords, extensions, alterations and voicings to learn. Let a practice pro be your guide to unlocking the most crucial elements, so you can get playing right away!

These 10 curated lessons from Adam Maness‘ popular Guided Practice Sessions™ (previously on YouTube) introduce all of the important voicing and harmonic concepts we cover here at Open Studio including:

  • Root, Shell, Pretty
  • Block Chords
  • Drop 2
  • Magic Voicings
  • Slash Chords
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • and more.

Plus you’ll see how jazz piano masters use these chords in context with practice sessions on Stevie WonderBill Evans, and Herbie Hancock

  • LEVEL 2
  • 10 videos
  • 5 hourS
  • Guided practice sessions
  • PDF WOrkSheets
  • 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

Course content

  • Easy (But GOOD) Jazz Piano Voicings
  • Play Better Chords
  • Herbie Hancock Chords
  • Locked Hands
  • Drop 2
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • Block Chord Basics
  • Stevie Wonder's CLEAN Slash Chords
  • Easy Voicings You've GOT TO KNOW
  • How to Sound Like Bill Evans