Educational Content by Category


 

A Study In Blues Piano

The Blues Piano Crash Course

Optional Sheet Music for Courses

Sheet Music for Lick #1 optional supplement

Sheet Music for Lick #2 optional supplement

Sheet Music for Lick #10 optional supplement 

Sample Blues Piano Solo sheet music – optional supplement



Helpful Sheet Music



‘Chords 108’ Mini-Course

Chord Catalog*

*A pictorial reference, for use with the mini-course.

 


Posts Arranged by Category


More Runs, Licks, and Fills

Memorize the 12 “Minor Pentatonic” Scales – Today

A 3-finger Technique for Impressive Pentatonic Piano Licks

“Sixteenth Note Triplet” Piano Licks

“The Blues Piano Crash Course” Lesson #3: “Five must-know Riffing Devices”

Blues Licks #1 and #2 from “A Study in Blues Piano”

How to Play “Piggyback” Arpeggios

Getting All Lydian on the IV Chord

Practice your blues licks with Ray Charles’s What I’d Say.

A Lesson in Modal Jazz

Jazz Drill:  “Approach tones” practice

Using the Pitch-Wheel on Keyboards (part one: Whole-Step Licks)

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 1 of 3

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 2 of 3

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 3 of 3

 

Keyboard Technique (Your Chops)

An Easy “Trick” for Smoother Scales

Jazz Drill:  “Approach tones” practice

Using the Pitch-wheel on Keyboards (part one)

 

Music and Keyboard Theory

Finding Your Way Across the Keyboard Landscape

A “Basic Professional” chord piano approach

Do you need to read music to learn jazz or blues piano?

Half-steps and Whole-steps on Your Keyboard

The Amazing Tetrachord: How to Instantly Visualize any Major Scale

Understanding “Thirds” – how standard chords are built!

Learn All 12 Dominant Seventh Chords in About an Hour

Essential Theory: Fourths and Fifths

Memorize the 12 “Minor Pentatonic” Scales – Today

The Major Pentatonic Scale, and its cousin, the “Relative Minor” Pentatonic scale

Tetrachords, Scales, and Modes: Answer to a Student Question

Guest Contributor: Info-graphic on Essentials of Reading Piano Music

Eastern Scales, Relative Minor, and The Educated Guess

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Sparks “Third Beat” Questions

Playing Tip: What are the Most Important Notes of a Chord?

 

More on Chords and Chord Voicings

“Fourth Chords” — Very Useful (Part One)

More on “Fourth Chords”

How to learn ALL your Dominant Seventh Chords in about an hour

A Good Way to Learn All Your “Thirteenth” Chords (by Pattern, NOT by Rote)

Chord Symbols: add2 or add9? (includes my video on using added ninth to chords)

Rootless left-hand voicings for jazz chords – Part One (Type A)

Rootless left-hand voicings for jazz chords – Part Two (Type B)

Possibly the Funkiest Chord Ever

A “Basic Professional” chord piano approach

How to Read and Play “Slash Chords” from Sheet Music

Custom Sheet Music (easy to read

 

Recommended Study

Book Review: Jazz Piano Series by John Mehegan

Info-graphic on Essentials of Reading Piano Music

 

Dessert

Tired of practicing? Here’s a little comic relief