Pentatonics and Playing Out by Open Studio

Pentatonics and Playing Out

Simple practice techniques to get a modern sound.

A new course from Adam Maness for all instruments and all players.

Play like a modern master

Need to freshen up your playing?

Coming back to jazz and want to update your sound?

Start this easy-to-understand system today and play sharp, hip, modern pentatonic jazz language tonight.

Pianist Adam Maness walks you through exactly what to practice and how to practice it with his innovative Guided Practice Sessions so there's no guess work, just results.

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

⚡️ play beautiful pentatonic language over the blues, jazz standards, modal tunes, and even bebop tunes

🧩  piece together different structures and shapes like Triad+1 and Minor-6 Pentatonics to create super-hip lines

🏋️ create your own efficient and effective practice routines based on Adam's Guided Practice Sessions as your reference - don't just learn information, learn to practice better

Try it free!

Check out a free sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
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"I've tried many piano courses, but Open Studio tops them all.  My musical knowledge is skyrocketing, and I feel more confident than ever with Adam as my guide."
Erik P.
"I love how Adam's teaching approach strengthens our ears. His instruction to try to hear the sound before you play it is really helping to be able to find these voicings without having to slow down to think."
Patrick S.

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.

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What's in the course:

Lessons
Intro
Pentatonics
Triad+1 Lesson
Recommended Listening (Spotify Playlist)
Recommended Listening Tracklist
"Take the Coltrane"
Guided Practice Session #1
Guided Practice Session #2
Guided Practice Session #3
Guided Practice Session #4
"Solar"
Guided Practice Session #1
Guided Practice Session #2
Guided Practice Session #3
Guided Practice Session #4
"So What"
Guided Practice Session #1
Guided Practice Session #2
Guided Practice Session #3
Guided Practice Session #4
"Groovin' High"
Guided Practice Session
What's next:
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Simple Player Versions
Intro
4 mins
Pentatonics
17 mins
Triad+1 Lesson
7 mins
"Take The Coltrane" Guided Practice Session 1
24 mins
"Take The Coltrane" Guided Practice Session 2
15 mins
"Take The Coltrane" Guided Practice Session 3
14 mins
"Take The Coltrane" Guided Practice Session 4
9 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session 1
17 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session 2
13 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session 3
12 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session 4
8 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session 1
10 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session 2
10 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session 3
8 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session 4
12 mins
"Groovin' High" Guided Practice Session
4 mins
Audio Versions of Lessons
Intro
4 mins
Pentatonics
17 mins
Triad+1 Lesson
7 mins
"Take the Coltrane" Guided Practice Session #1
24 mins
"Take the Coltrane" Guided Practice Session #2
15 mins
"Take the Coltrane" Guided Practice Session #3
14 mins
"Take the Coltrane" Guided Practice Session #4
9 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session #1
17 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session #2
13 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session #3
12 mins
"Solar" Guided Practice Session #4
8 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session #1
10 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session #2
10 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session #3
8 mins
"So What" Guided Practice Session #4
12 mins
"Groovin' High" Guided Practice Session
4 mins
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