Elements of Jazz Piano by Open Studio

Elements of Jazz Piano

What to play, what to practice and how to get better every day.

Learn what to play and how to play it.

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.

Includes lifetime access to entire course.

After completing this course.....

You'll be able to:
  • 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

You'll also get:
  • Creative Scale and Creative Chord Practice videos
  • 4-week sample practice routine
  • Play-alongs for every tune and practice video
  • Complete pdf workbook of the course

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Peter’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 145-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause from our members

"Open Studio is the very best place to learn jazz... period. Regardless of instrument, there is so much to learn, even if you're already an advanced player. And you are learning from exceptional musicians."
Ronald S. (USA)
"Peter is the real deal - he's not only a great musician but he knows how to teach. He speaks directly to those of us who love music - and can hear it, but don't quite understand the pathways to getting into playing."
Steve R. (USA)

Meet Your Teacher

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.

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What's included?

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Contents

Start Here
Welcome from Peter Martin & Adam Maness
6 mins
Workbook
4.71 MB
How To Use Living Notation
"Element Blues" • Lines
Lesson
Element Blues Lines Worksheet
128 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Element Blues" • Voicings
Lesson
Element Blues Voicings Worksheet
136 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Element Blues" • Time
Lesson
Element Blues Time Worksheet
112 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Element Blues" Practice Routine
How to Get Better
17 mins
Practice Routine Visual Guide
Call To Practice
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Element Blues" • Quiz
"Quiet Nights" • Lines
Lesson
Quiet Nights Lines Worksheet
136 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" • Voicings
Lesson
Quiet Nights Voicings Worksheet
132 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" • Time
Lesson
Quiet Nights Time Worksheet
124 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Practice Routine
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Quiet Nights" • Quiz
"Oleo" • Lines
Lesson
Oleo Lines Worksheet
135 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Oleo" • Voicings
Lesson
Oleo Voicings Worksheet
142 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Oleo" • Time
Lesson
Oleo Time Worksheet
123 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"Oleo" Practice Routine
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Oleo" • Quiz
"When I Fall in Love" • Lines
Lesson
When I Fall In Love Lines Worksheet
129 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" • Voicings
Lesson
When I Fall In Love Voicings Worksheet
134 KB
Demo
Trade | Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" • Time
Lesson
When I Fall In Love Time Worksheet
120 KB
"When I Fall In Love" Practice Routine
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"When I Fall in Love" • Quiz
Creative Scale Practice
Creative Scale Practice
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 1: Major - Dominant (Long)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 1
76.6 KB
Creative Chord Practice 1
112 KB
Creative Scale Practice 2: Major - Dominant (Short)
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 2
144 KB
Creative Chord Practice 2
114 KB
Creative Scale Practice 3: Minor - Dominant (Long)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 3
175 KB
Creative Chord Practice 3
113 KB
Creative Scale Practice 4: Minor - Dominant (Short)
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 4
141 KB
Creative Chord Practice 4
114 KB
Creative Scale Practice 5: Diminished
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 5
159 KB
Creative Chord Practice 5
112 KB
Creative Scale Practice 6: 2-5-1 (Major)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 6
176 KB
Creative Chord Practice 6
119 KB
Creative Scale Practice 7: 2-5-1 (Minor)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 7
152 KB
Creative Chord Practice 7
119 KB
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction
6 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Lesson
34 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Lesson
14 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Demo
3 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Trade
3 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Play-Along
3 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Lesson
15 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Demo
6 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Trade
6 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Play-Along
6 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Lesson
19 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Trade
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Play-Along
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Lesson
11 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Trade
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Play-Along
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Lesson
11 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Trade
5 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Play-Along
5 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Lesson
32 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Lesson
15 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Demo
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Trade
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Play-Along
3 mins
"Oleo" Time: Lesson
9 mins
"Oleo" Time: Demo
4 mins
"Oleo" Time: Trade
4 mins
"Oleo" Time: Play-Along
4 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Lesson
24 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Lesson
12 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Demo
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Trade
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Play-Along
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Time: Lesson
11 mins
How to Get Better
17 mins
Call to Practice
1 min
Creative Scale Practice
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 1: Major - Dominant (Long)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 2: Major - Dominant (Short)
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 3: Minor - Dominant (Long)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 4: Minor - Dominant (Short)
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 5: Diminished
3 mins
Creative Scale Practice 6: 2-5-1 (Major)
4 mins
Creative Scale Practice 7: 2-5-1 (Minor)
4 mins
Simple Player Versions
Introduction
6 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Lesson
34 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"Element Blues" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Lesson
4.78 GB
"Element Blues" Voicings: Demo
3 mins
"Element Blues" Voicings: Trade
942 MB
"Element Blues" Voicings: Play-Along
3 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Lesson
15 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Demo
6 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Trade
6 mins
"Element Blues" Time: Play-Along
6 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Lesson
19 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Trade
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Play-Along
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Lesson
11 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Trade
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Play-Along
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Lesson
11 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Demo
4 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Trade
5 mins
"Quiet Nights" Time: Play-Along
5 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Lesson
32 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"Oleo" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Lesson
15 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Demo
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Trade
3 mins
"Oleo" Voicings: Play-Along
3 mins
"Oleo" Time: Lesson
9 mins
"Oleo" Time: Demo
4 mins
"Oleo" Time: Trade
4 mins
"Oleo" Time: Play-Along
4 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Lesson
24 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Demo
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Trade
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Play-Along
3 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Lesson
12 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Demo
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Trade
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Play-Along
5 mins
"When I Fall in Love" Time: Lesson
11 mins
Call To Practice
1 min

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Elements of Jazz Piano is a good fit if you:
  • Can play a little jazz piano but want to learn more intermediate concepts
  • Want to work on the fundamentals of jazz piano in a structured way
  • Want a detailed practice regiment to improve your playing
  • Want lots of play-alongs and demonstrations of fundamentals
  • Prefer a focused, progressive course that won’t overwhelm you

What if it's not the right level for me?

No problem! We have beginner and advanced courses as well, and we'll happily switch you if needed. We also have a  full satisfaction guarantee with easy refund if you're not happy with the course.

I've got more questions!

Great - we've got more answers! Visit our Contact Page where we are happy to answer all your questions about this, or any of our courses.
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