Elements for Practising Jazz Piano

Internalise the fundamental practice methods for jazz piano

by Karel Boehlee

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9 lessons

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you will have access to this course for 1 year


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How to practice? What to practice? How to apply my practice to my playing? These are some of the most common questions we face in our daily study routine.

This masterclass offers a comprehensive practice method providing the necessary tools to succeed and advance as a jazz pianist. We will look at the most essential and fundamental elements of practicing jazz piano:

Phrasing, timing, voicing, harmony, improvisation, bass notes, approach notes and intervals

Video's: 2 hours

Skill Level: Advanced

Backing Tracks: 22 Backing tracks especially recorded for this course

Language: English

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Topics covered

  • You will approach harmony from different perspectives such as replacing a bass note to your chords, using different types of voicing, drop2 technique and guide tones.
  • We will study timing and phrasing by practicing the articulation of a music phrase and the duration and the placement of a note within a phrase.
  • You will learn how to use triads and upper-structures in your improvisation and extend your vocabulary by using different intervals.
  • Most importantly, you will learn how to integrate each element in a musical way and develop the technique to use these elements in your playing.

To effectively follow this course a basic knowledge of improvisational techniques is required. Students should be familiar with improvising and accompaning Jazz Standards.

How it works:

This masterclass is a series of related video lessons, each structured around a specific topic or topics. By the end of this course, you will have developed a strong sense of direction in your daily study routine.

Weekly video lessons: after joining the masterclass, you will be able to view a new video lesson weekly. Each video lesson consists of:

Examples that musically define the sound of the topic you are studying in each video.

A study routine section in which we first discuss how to study the specific topic of each lesson. We will then play several exercises specially written to show you how to structure your daily study routine.

Assignments that will help you consolidate and practice what you have learned in each video.

Weekly assignments: after each lesson, you will be asked to study, practice and then video record yourself playing an assignment which may consist of several exercises. The process of having to record yourself every week, significantly helps to internalise the material discussed in this course - quickly and naturally.

Weekly personalised video feedback: This function is only available in the "course" mode.

Certificate from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam: This function is only available in the "course" mode