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Lounge/Cocktail Bar Piano Jazz Course

Learn Jazz harmony and playing techniques
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This course is designed primarily for those who already play to an intermediate or advanced popular style or are classical pianists who would like to access the world of Jazz repertoire in order to play solo, or accompany a singer.
I include PDF info sheets for those who like to see their music written down; however this is a paperless course, so you can learn jazz even if you do not read music very well. As a keyboardist or pianist following this course, I encourage you to work out the suggested melodies by ear and play them back so that you gradually remove your dependence on written, fixed music.

There are nine lessons, which cover:
•Jazz harmony – the basic additional notes and important intervals
•Jazz scales – the ‘magic’ scales that create the different sounds
•The many variations of dominant sevenths
•Basic chord progressions and ‘turnarounds’
•Simple Jazz impro techniques to ‘fill out space’
•Quartal Harmony
•Step-by-step examples in each lesson: how to play jazz standards by ear
•Guide to being a lounge pianist/accompanist
The course requires:
•Unhindered access to a keyboard – even a small five octave one – or a piano, every day
•Daily practice at working out tunes and learning chords and their inversions
•A keen interest in Jazz (you do not need to know any jazz tunes!)
I am on hand to answer any questions and am happy to upload extra PDFs as required. I’ll also be adding various ‘bolt-on’ videos soon in order to boost your knowledge.

You will learn

✓ Cocktail Jazz Piano skills
✓ Improvisation, Jazz harmony, chord structure, tips and tricks


• Understand basic major and minor scales, and the concept of scale intervals

This course is for

• keyboard or piano players with some musical knowledge who want to learn jazz
Musician and Composer
I’m Edward Lloyd Price, a composer and working cocktail bar pianist. I hold both a music degree and a doctorate in Musical Composition (AMusD) and have studied Jazz music, Impressionist music and the composers of the late 19th century and early 20th century in depth for well over 30 years. My Piano Concerto on themes of Edvard Grieg’s sketches for a 2nd concerto was shortlisted for the International Grieg Competition in 1998, and I have written and directed high-level musical shows for children as well as composed jingles, background music and a variety of ‘to order’ music, and actively used music in working with young people with Asperger’s Syndrome.
I particularly advocate playing by ear, based on singing and playing intervals, as the primary foundation of all music tuition. I have played by ear since I was a teenager, and as my partner is an innate musician but is dyslexic and thus struggles to read score I now focus on teaching using interval recognition by ear and by sight and feel of the notes/hand shapes on the keyboard, bypassing the traditional paper-based methods. I have found this is more enjoyable for instructor and student.
With all my music courses, it is possible to learn the skills required without any ability to read music whatsoever, though you do need to be familiar with the concepts of scales, the notes included in them, and the triads derived from them. Everything else comes with practice!

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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