Jazz Piano Jump-Start

How to start and what to practice....no experience necessary! Perfect for novice and aspiring pianists.
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Welcome: Let's Jump-Start
24 mins
Workbook
10.9 MB
The Open Studio Practice Journal
1 min
How to use Living Notation
Week One: The Atoms of Jazz
Lesson: Major Intervals
12 mins
Lesson: Minor Intervals
15 mins
Workbook Chapter
1.22 MB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Atoms of Jazz
Week Two: Building Solid Harmony
Lesson: Building Solid Harmony
33 mins
Workbook Chapter
749 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: Building Solid Harmony
Week Three: Mastering the Most Important Element
Lesson: Mastering the Most Important Element
38 mins
Workbook Chapter
2.33 MB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: Mastering the Most Important Element
Week Four: The Iconic Form
Lesson: Learning the Form
17 mins
Lesson: The Role of the Instruments
5 mins
Lesson: Let's Play the Blues
13 mins
Workbook Chapter
960 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Iconic Form
Week Five: The Great American Form
Lesson: The Great American Form
16 mins
Workbook Chapter
714 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Great American Form
Week Six: Freeing Your Hands
Lesson: The Chromatic Scale
19 mins
Lesson: The Major Scale
11 mins
Lesson: Jazz Arpeggios
12 mins
Workbook Chapter
878 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Week Seven: Listening With a Purpose
Lesson: Listening With a Purpose
37 mins
Workbook Chapter
712 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
You're Ready!
Happy Practicing!
5 mins
Jump-Start Blues
38.3 KB
Jump-Start Blues Demo
3 mins
Let's keep it rolling!
Etudes
The Atoms of Jazz: Interval Etude
21.2 KB
Building Solid Harmony: Root+Shell Etude
28.2 KB
The Most Important Element: Syncopation Etude
21.3 KB
The Iconic Form: Blues Etude
28.6 KB
Jump-Start Blues
38.3 KB
Audio Downloads (Lessons)
Welcome: Let's Jump-Start
24 mins
The Atoms of Jazz: Major Intervals
12 mins
The Atoms of Jazz: Minor Intervals
15 mins
Building Solid Harmony
33 mins
Mastering the Most Important Element
38 mins
The Iconic Form: Learning the Form
17 mins
The Iconic Form: The Role of the Instruments
5 mins
The Iconic Form: Let's Play the Blues
13 mins
The Great American Form
16 mins
Freeing Your Hands: The Chromatic Scale
19 mins
Freeing Your Hands: The Major Scale
11 mins
Freeing Your Hands: Jazz Arpeggios
12 mins
Listening With a Purpose
37 mins
Happy Practicing!
5 mins
Audio Downloads (Guided Practice Sessions)
Week 1, Session 1
28 mins
Week 1, Session 2
11 mins
Week 1, Session 3
12 mins
Week 1, Session 4
11 mins
Week 2, Session 1
19 mins
Week 2, Session 2
14 mins
Week 2, Session 3
15 mins
Week 2, Session 4
13 mins
Week 3, Session 1
11 mins
Week 3, Session 2
13 mins
Week 3, Session 3
12 mins
Week 3, Session 4
12 mins
Week 4, Session 1
17 mins
Week 4, Session 2
13 mins
Week 4, Session 3
14 mins
Week 4, Session 4
8 mins
Week 5, Session 1
16 mins
Week 5, Session 2
14 mins
Week 5, Session 3
14 mins
Week 5, Session 4
10 mins
Week 6, Session 1
13 mins
Week 6, Session 2
14 mins
Week 6, Session 3
11 mins
Week 6, Session 4
12 mins
Week 7, Session 1
9 mins
Week 7, Session 2
8 mins
Week 7, Session 3
6 mins
Week 7, Session 4
7 mins
Simple Player Versions (Guided Practice Sessions)
Lesson 1, Video 1
28 mins
Lesson 1, Video 2
11 mins
Lesson 1, Video 3
12 mins
Lesson 1, Video 4
11 mins
Lesson 2, Video 1
19 mins
Lesson 2, Video 2
14 mins
Lesson 2, Video 3
15 mins
Lesson 2, Video 4
13 mins
Lesson 3, Video 1
11 mins
Lesson 3, Video 2
13 mins
Lesson 3, Video 3
12 mins
Lesson 3, Video 4
12 mins
Lesson 4, Video 1
17 mins
Lesson 4, Video 2
13 mins
Lesson 4, Video 3
14 mins
Lesson 4, Video 4
8 mins
Lesson 5, Video 1
16 mins
Lesson 5, Video 2
14 mins
Lesson 5, Video 3
14 mins
Lesson 5, Video 4
10 mins
Lesson 6, Video 1
14 mins
Lesson 6, Video 2
11 mins
Lesson 6, Video 3
13 mins
Lesson 6, Video 4
12 mins
Lesson 7, Video 1
9 mins
Lesson 7, Video 2
8 mins
Lesson 7, Video 3
6 mins
Lesson 7, Video 4
7 mins
Audio Downloads (Play-Alongs)
Week 2 - Major 7ths
3 mins
Week 2 - Minor 7ths
3 mins
Week 2 - Dominant 7ths
3 mins
Week 3 - Syncopation Trading
2 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 5 - C Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
6 mins
Week 5 - C Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins
Week 5 - F Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
5 mins
Week 5 - F Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins
Week 5 - Bb Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
6 mins
Week 5 - Bb Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins