Jazz Piano Lesson Roadmap
Use this guide to chart your course through the lessons.
This is a full-featured FREE lesson. Everything in jazz originates with these five groups of chords so you will need to know how to build and play them. This lesson will show you how to build and play the five essential seventh chords in all twelve keys. These sixty chords comprise >95% of the chords used in jazz.
Once you know how to build the five essential seventh chords, learn how to use them in progressions with this pair of lessons. Major and minor ii-V-I progressions constitute most of the chord changes to any given standard tune.
This series of lessons shows you how to drop the root and add rich sounding tensions (9, 11 and 13) to your chords to help you create a true jazz sound.
Once you know your chords and basic voicings you have a good foundation in jazz harmony. From here you can begin to diversify your study into one of four tracks: Jazz Theory & Composition, Improvisation & Licks, Chords & Voicings and Styles, Arranging & More