Essential Jazz Piano Etudes

Unlock the mysteries of jazz etudes and let Peter Martin help you use them in everyday practice. Follow Peter’s 4 Key Principles and master the etudes.

“This is the connection between technique and jazz expression I’ve been missing for a long time.”
Richard F. (member since 2021)

“This is the connection between technique and jazz expression I’ve been missing for a long time.”

-Richard F. (member since 2021)

Etudes aren’t just for classical players.

Hanon & Pischna, Phillips, and other classic etude books are great for building a solid foundation, but they omit some crucial technical challenges we face as jazz pianists.   

With 27 Etudes designed specifically for jazz piano, Peter pushes you into the precise areas of technique that will skyrocket your growth – and open your ears to a world of possibilities. 

BebopQuartalsBluesJazz ArpeggiosTriplets, and more — Peter’s step-by-step method will help you incorporate a variety of styles and concepts into your daily practice routine.

This isn’t simply a collection of licks, Peter’s 4 Key Principles for Daily Etude Practice will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, play in your least favorite keys, feel the groove, and think like a jazz musician.

Let’s get started.

  • 28 Videos
  • 2.5 hours
  • Living Notation
  • 93-Page workbook
  • Subtitles: English

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David C.

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“A really nice course with bite-sized pieces to work on.”

Nico S.

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“Very helpful as I get better at playing in the Key of Music.”

Chela W.

93-page Workbook Included

Course includes downloadable workbook with all of the etudes fully transcribed in every key for easy use.

Course Contents


  • Introduction
  • 4 Key Principles
  • How to Practice the Etudes
  • Recommended Flow


  • 1. Simple Bebop Line
  • 2. Fusing Two Mini-Phrases
  • 3. Phrasing at Slower Temps
  • 4. A Fun Blues Lick
  • 5. Starting on Eb
  • 6. Using The Diminished Half-Whole Scale
  • 7. G Diminished with a Major 7 & 9
  • 8. Chromatic Technical Thang
  • 9. Bebop Over a 2-5-1
  • 10. Simple Blues Line
  • 11. Bebop Over a 2-5-1
  • 12. Blues Line with Range
  • 13. Minor Pentatonic (2 Octaves)
  • 14. Two Triads
  • 15. Some Pretty Chords
  • 16. Minor Bounce Phrase
  • 17. Stacked Thirds
  • 18. Major 7th Line
  • 19. Hey Pocky A-Way
  • 20. Simple and Sweet Line
  • 21. Using Both Hands
  • 22. Two Resolutions
  • 23. Simple and Swingin' Line
  • 24. Easy Diminished Pattern
  • 25. Triad Fun!
  • 26. Descending Minor Pentatonic Leaps
  • 27. Triads Minor and Major

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.