Jazz Piano Basics | Vol. 1 by Open Studio

Jazz Piano Basics | Vol. 1

Bring the music to life.
✔ INTERMEDIATE

Learn the RIGHT way to play from a lead sheet.

Wish you could sit down at the piano with just a lead sheet and make it sound great?

In this tutorial, Adam Maness takes you through his simple, 4-step process for learning jazz standards from a lead sheet. You’ll go from a first reading of the basic elements to “making it your own” in no time, learning the melody, root movement, and form the RIGHT way over 3 popular standards: "Autumn Leaves", "Summertime", and "Over the Rainbow."

After completing this course you'll be able to...

  • 🎹 Play original solo-piano interpretations of famous jazz standards
  • 🎶 Add counter melodies, inside movers, and basslines to your performance
  • 📝 Create great sounding arrangements on the page and on the stage
  • 📈 Customize and reharmonize your lead sheets to make them your own
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Meet your teacher

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

Applause from members

"Adam is the private lesson instructor I wish I had. Your ability to convey these concepts is a real gift."
Robert B. (USA)
"You're amazing Adam, keep up the good work, you bring so much inspiration for the new generation of jazz pianists."
Laurent G. (CAN)
Buy for $39

Course Contents

Start Here
Introduction
How to Use Living Notation
PDF Workbook
37.2 MB
Lessons
1. Let's Get Started
2. Basic Interpretation
3. Adding Counter Melodies
4. Making It Your Own
5a. "Autumn Leaves"
5b. "Summertime"
5c. "Over the Rainbow"
Lead Sheets and Arrangements
Autumn Leaves (Real Book / AM's Lead Sheet)
30.7 KB
Summertime (Real Book)
28.8 KB
Summertime (AM's Lead Sheet)
28.9 KB
Over the Rainbow (Real Book)
34.8 KB
Over the Rainbow (AM's Lead Sheet)
41.2 KB
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction
3 mins
Let's Get Started
10 mins
Basic Interpretation
19 mins
Adding Counter Melodies
11 mins
Making It Your Own
13 mins
"Autumn Leaves"
2 mins
"Summertime"
2 mins
"Over the Rainbow"
4 mins
Simple Player Versions
Introduction
3 mins
Let's Get Started
10 mins
Basic Interpretation
19 mins
Adding Counter Melodies
11 mins
Making It Your Own
13 mins
"Autumn Leaves"
2 mins
"Summertime"
2 mins
"Over the Rainbow"
4 mins
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