Keez to Jazz Piano by Open Studio

Keez to Jazz Piano

Unlock the secrets of jazz piano with a modern jazz master

Laser focused practice.

Whether you’ve been playing jazz for two years or two decades – players of all levels will benefit from the detailed exercises, practice techniques, and performance concepts taught by this modern jazz piano master.

Whether you want to learn how to effortlessly play outside the changes, get a beautiful solo piano sound, or learn block chord techniques of the masters, Keez to Jazz Piano will change the way you approach the piano.

After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
  • Identify and bring out the "pretty notes" of the harmony
  • Play "outside"
  • Develop a hip rhythmic vocabulary
  • Play in the "three zone" solo-piano style

You'll also get:
  • Note by note transcriptions to print out, view online or follow in the workbook
  • Downloadable audio versions of all lessons for on-the-go listening and review
  • Downloadable workbook, with all resources, transcriptions, lead sheets, and more
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Living Notation

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

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 144-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause about Geoffrey

"Mr. Keezer is the kind of straight-ahead piano player you wish for: multifaceted, responsive, constantly sifting through colors and shapes, bursting with a personal and sincere enthusiasm."
The New York Times
"Keezer is a monster musician and having an insight on his approach to music is a privilege."
Jean-François G. (Turkey)

Meet Your Teacher

Geoffrey Keezer is a highly sought after pianist, composer and educator. Geoffrey has recorded and toured with Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Benny Golson, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Sting and more. 

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Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
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What's included?

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Contents

Start Here
Welcome to Keez to Jazz Piano!
Workbook
4.48 MB
The Open Studio Practice Journal
1 min
How To Use Living Notation
Lines
Pretty Notes - 9th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - 11th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - 13th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - All Together 🎼
Taking it Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution" 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 1 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 2 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 3 🎼
Taking it Out - "Anything Goes" 🎼
Taking it Out - We've Got You Surrounded! 🎼
Lines: Quiz
Voicings
Block Chords 🎼
Voicing Warmup - Part 1 🎼
Voicing Warmup - Part 2 🎼
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords 🎼
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1 🎼
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2 🎼
II-V's 🎼
Voicings: Quiz
Rhythm
Alternating 8ths and Triplets 🎼
Alternating 16ths and Triplets 🎼
Developing Finger Independence 🎼
Paradiddles 🎼
Double Paradiddles 🎼
Triplets in Groups of 4 🎼
Rhythmic Independence with Scales 🎼
Rhythm: Quiz
The Masters
Chick Licks
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study In Block Chords 🎼
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll" 🎼
Hank-ercises 🎼
Giant Steps 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3 🎼
The Masters: Quiz
Advanced Concepts
Comping Independence Exercise 🎼
Endings - Part 1
Endings - Part 2
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
Intros - Part 1 🎼
Intros - Part 2
Introduction to Reharmonization 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 1 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 2 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 3 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 4 🎼
Tunes
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1 🎼
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2 🎼
"Take Time For Love"
"Lullaby For A Ladybug"
"Come Talk To Me"
"New York"
"Limelight"
"My Love is Like a Red Red Rose"
"Suddenly I See"
Resources
Practice Routine
124 KB
Block Chords - Chart
24.7 KB
Chick Licks - Chart
31.5 KB
Cheryl (PNJ solo) - Chart
41 KB
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Chart
18.6 KB
Hank Jones Satin Doll - Chart
28.4 KB
Hank-Ersices - Chart
40.4 KB
Intros - Chart
33.1 KB
II-Vs - Chart
28.2 KB
Lullaby for a Ladybug - Chart
371 KB
Melodic Bass Lines - Chart
35.6 KB
Limelight - Chart
372 KB
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose - Chart
239 KB
Rhythm Pack Exercises - Chart
70.5 KB
Come Talk to Me - Chart
349 KB
Rhythm Changes Workout - Chart
77.7 KB
Take Time For Love - Chart
258 KB
New York - Chart
275 KB
Suddenly I See - Chart
344 KB
Audio Versions of Lessons
Pretty Notes - 9th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - 11th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - 13th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - All Together
6 mins
Taking It Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution"
5 mins
Taking It Out - Part 1
7 mins
Taking It Out - Part 2
5 mins
Taking It Out - Part 3
7 mins
Taking It Out - "Anything Goes"
8 mins
Taking It Out - We've Got You Surrounded!
6 mins
Block Chords
8 mins
Voicing Warmup - Part 1
7 mins
Voicing Warmup - Part 2
8 mins
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords
11 mins
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1
6 mins
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2
5 mins
II-V's
7 mins
Alternating 8ths and Triplets
8 mins
Alternating 16ths and Triplets
6 mins
Developing Finger Independence
8 mins
Paradiddles
6 mins
Double Paradiddles
4 mins
Triplets in Groups of 4
8 mins
Rhythmic Independence With Scales
7 mins
Chick Licks
7 mins
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study In Block Chords
7 mins
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll"
11 mins
Hank-ercises
9 mins
Giant Steps
7 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1
9 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2
6 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3
8 mins
Comping Independence Exercise
6 mins
Endings - Part 1
6 mins
Endings - Part 2
6 mins
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
6 mins
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
5 mins
Intros - Part 1
6 mins
Intros - Part 2
5 mins
Introduction to Reharmonization
9 mins
Solo Piano - Part 1
8 mins
Solo Piano - Part 2
6 mins
Solo Piano - Part 3
6 mins
Solo Piano - Part 4
6 mins
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1
6 mins
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2
7 mins
"Take Time for Love"
10 mins
"Lullaby for a Ladybug"
9 mins
"Come Talk to Me"
11 mins
"New York"
11 mins
"Limelight"
8 mins
"My Love Is Like a Red Rose"
8 mins
"Suddenly I See"
11 mins
Simple Player Versions
Pretty Notes - 9th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - 11th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - 13th's
6 mins
Pretty Notes - All Together
6 mins
Taking it Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution"
5 mins
Taking it Out - Part 1
7 mins
Taking it Out - Part 2
5 mins
Taking it Out - Part 3
7 mins
Taking it Out - "Anything Goes"
8 mins
Taking it Out - We've Got You Surrounded!
6 mins
Block Chords
8 mins
Voicings Warmup - Part 1
7 mins
Voicings Warmup - Part 2
8 mins
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords
11 mins
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1
6 mins
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2
5 mins
II-V's
7 mins
Alternating 8ths and Triplets
8 mins
Alternating 16ths and Triplets
6 mins
Developing Finger Independence
8 mins
Paradiddles
6 mins
Double Paradiddles
4 mins
Triplets in Groups of 4
8 mins
Rhythmic Independence with Scales
7 mins
Chick Licks
7 mins
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study in Block Chords
7 mins
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll"
11 mins
Hank-ercises
9 mins
Giant Steps
7 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1
9 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2
6 mins
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3
8 mins
Comping Independence Exercise
6 mins
Endings - Part 1
6 mins
Endings - Part 2
6 mins
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
6 mins
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
5 mins
Intros - Part 1
6 mins
Intros - Part 2
5 mins
Introduction to Reharmonization
9 mins
Solo Piano - Part 1
8 mins
Solo Piano - Part 2
6 mins
Solo Piano - Part 3
6 mins
Solo Piano - Part 4
6 mins
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1
6 mins
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2
7 mins
"Take Time For Love"
10 mins
"Lullaby for a Ladybug"
9 mins
"Come Talk to Me"
11 mins
"New York"
11 mins
"Limelight"
8 mins
"My Love is Like a Red Red Red"
8 mins
"Suddenly I See"
11 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Keez to Jazz Piano is perfect for you if you:

  • Can play jazz piano but want to learn more advanced concepts
  • Want to improve your solo piano playing
  • Want to learn new and advanced practice techniques
  • Want to see transcriptions of the concepts being taught
  • Want a set course that you can take at your own pace

What if it's too basic or difficult for me?

No problem! We have other beginner to 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!

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