Jazz Chords for Beginners by Open Studio

Jazz Chords for Beginners

All the chords you need to know, and how you need to practice them.

Play better chords...with better voicings.

No more getting stuck on a chord you don't know. No more weak voicings and poor voice-leading.

Jazz Chords for Beginners reveals the 6 most crucial chords and voicings that every jazz pianist should know.

And with our exclusive Guided Practice Sessions™ you won't just be fed information without a plan.

You'll practice with Adam to train and ingrain these chords and voicings in your playing fast and forever.

After completing this course you will...

  • know the 6 crucial chords for playing 95% of standards
  • know the 3 most common voicing structures
  • develop an efficient and effective practice routine to fully absorb these chords fast and forever
  • absorb all of these concepts in ALL 12 KEYS

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Testimonials

"I have never been able to learn these chords from reading them in jazz piano books. They have just muddled my mind. But your approach has made it possible for me...  You have made something that seemed impossible for me to learn possible."
Sandra K.
"Open Studio has a lot to offer... courses are taught by top-notch professionals, and there are plenty of good ideas to draw from. Adam is a very engaging teacher and a wonderful pianist."
Scott M.

Meet your teacher

Adam Maness is a versatile pianist, arranger, composer, and producer. His performances, original compositions, and arrangements have been featured on numerous recordings and on national and international radio/television broadcasts. He is best known as co-founder and composer for the genre-blending chamber ensemble, The 442s. 

What's in this course

Start Here
Welcome - The Basic Chords
PDF Workbook
68.7 KB
Rooted 5-Note Voicings
Lesson
GPS #1
GPS #2
GPS #3
Rooted 5-Note Voicings: Quiz
Autumn Leaves (5-Note Rooted).pdf
29.8 KB
Rootless 4-Note Voicings
Lesson
GPS #1
GPS #2
Rootless 4-Note Voicings: Quiz
Autumn Leaves (4-Note Rootless).pdf
29.4 KB
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings
Lesson
GPS #1
GPS #2
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings: Quiz
Autumn Leaves (Rootless Left-Hand).pdf
29.2 KB
Next Steps
Happy Practicing
Simple Player Versions
Welcome - The Basic Chords
20 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings
14 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #1
33 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #2
14 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #3
11 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings
7 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings GPS #1
13 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings GPS #2
12 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings
6 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings GPS #1
11 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings GPS #2
11 mins
Happy Practicing
3 mins
Audio Download Versions
Welcome - The Basic Chords
20 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings
14 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #1
33 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #2
14 mins
Rooted 5-Note Voicings GPS #3
11 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings
7 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings GPS #1
13 mins
Rootless 4-Note Voicings GPS #2
12 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings
6 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings GPS #1
11 mins
Rootless Left-Hand Voicings GPS #2
11 mins
Happy Practicing
3 mins
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