Elements of Jazz Piano

Improvise with confidence. Build chords like a pro. Arrange tunes and melodies as a solo pianist or with a rhythm section. All of these techniques are laid out in a clear and practical way with Elements of Jazz Piano.

Get Inspired.

Feeling like you’ll be a novice jazz pianist forever?

Breakthrough that mental barrier of a beginner with this structured, detailed intermediate course.

Improvise with confidence. Build chords like a pro. Arrange tunes and melodies as a solo pianist or with a rhythm section. All of these techniques are laid out in a clear and practical way with Elements of Jazz Piano.

This course will help you:

  • Improvise over different kinds of tunes and chord changes
  • Play several kinds of different voicings: rooted, rootless, block chords and drop-2
  • Interpret lead sheets and chord charts like a pro
  • Level 3
  • 57 videos
  • 6 hourS
  • living notation
  • workbook
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, educator, and founder of Open Studio. Peter has performed and recorded on six continents with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman as well as his own ensembles. He has recorded over 400 lessons, pioneering the field of online jazz education and was recently featured in the New York Times for his ground breaking work.

Peter co-hosts the acclaimed music podcast “You’ll Hear It” with Adam Maness.

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

Welcome from Peter Martin & Adam Maness

  • Welcome from Peter Martin & Adam Maness
  • Practice Routine Visual Guide

"Element Blues" | Lines

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" | Voicings

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" | Time

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" Practice Routine

  • How to Get Better
  • Call To Practice

"Quiet Nights" | Lines

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Quiet Nights" | Voicings

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Quiet Nights" | Time

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" | Lines

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" | Voicings

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" | Time

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"When I Fall in Love" | Lines

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"When I Fall in Love" | Voicings

  • Lesson
  • Demo
  • Trade | Play-Along

"When I Fall in Love" | Time

  • Lesson

Creative Scale Practice

  • Creative Scale Practice
  • Creative Scale Practice 1: Major – Dominant (Long)
  • Creative Scale Practice 2: Major – Dominant (Short)
  • Creative Scale Practice 3: Minor – Dominant (Long)
  • Creative Scale Practice 4: Minor – Dominant (Short)
  • Creative Scale Practice 5: Diminished
  • Creative Scale Practice 6: 2-5-1 (Major)
  • Creative Scale Practice 7: 2-5-1 (Minor)