Stop playing the worst chords

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

Adam Maness' ultimate course on chords.

Buy this course for $77 or join and get access to all Open Studio courses for only $33.

starting at $33/mo

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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Want to see for yourself if Jazz Chords for Beginners is right for you?
"I've spent a decade pursuing jazz piano, heavy into theory. After trying and buying every product under the sun, your program hits the sweet spot for me."

Camille S.

"This is a game-changer for me! In fact, this entire course sets the fundamentals for playing solid harmony in various scenarios, either playing solo piano, being a side player for a soloist, or being part of a combo. 

Eugene V.

"I have never been able to learn these chords from reading them in jazz piano books. You have made something that seemed impossible for me to learn possible."

Sandra K.

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

      GPS #1
        GPS #2
          GPS #3
            Rooted 5-Note Voicings: Quiz
              Autumn Leaves (5-Note Rooted).pdf
              • 29.8 KB

              Rootless 4-Note Voicings

                GPS #1
                  GPS #2
                    Rootless 4-Note Voicings: Quiz
                      Autumn Leaves (4-Note Rootless).pdf
                      • 29.4 KB

                      Rootless Left-Hand Voicings

                        GPS #1
                          GPS #2
                          • 11 mins
                          • 746 MB
                          Rootless Left-Hand Voicings: Quiz
                            Autumn Leaves (Rootless Left-Hand).pdf
                            • 29.2 KB

                            Next Steps

                            Happy Practicing from Adam
                            • 2 mins
                            • 115 MB