Jazz Piano

How To : Play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on piano

Check out this instructional piano video that demonstrates how to play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on the piano. This instructor uses the the Roland RD-170 keyboard, and the 66 El.Piano sound, which is great. With its short attack, not many sustain on it. It doesn't matter how fa ...more

How To : Play jazz riffs and runs on the piano

Looking to wow your friends or teacher? If so, you're in luck: This keyboard tutorial demonstrates a number of simple, but impressive, jazz riffs and runs that anyone can play, given sufficient time and dedication. To get started playing these jazz passages, take a look!

How To : Play "Misty" by Erroll Garner on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This piano lesson teaches you how to play "Misty" by Erroll Garner. With some practice and basic understanding of music theory and harmony you will s ...more

How To : Play "A House Is Not A Home" on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This piano lesson teaches you how to play "A House Is Not A Home" by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. With some practice and basic understanding of musi ...more

How To : Improvise in D major in Ionian mode on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This piano lesson teaches you how to improvise in the key of D Major in Ionian mode. With some practice and basic understanding of music theory and h ...more

How To : Play "The Christmas Song" by Mel Tormé on piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This two part piano lesson teaches you how to play "The Christmas Song" by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. With some practice and basic understanding of mus ...more

How To : Play "A Child Is Born" by Thad Jones on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This lesson teaches you how to play "A Child is Born," written by the great trumpet player Thad Jones, on piano. The most moving recording of this song is on th ...more

How To : Play Art Tatum two-finger descending runs on piano

If you have so much as a passing interest in jazz piano, then you've surely heard of Art Tatum. This two-part tutorial offers a visual demonstration of one of Art Tatum's favorite licks, the two-finger descending run. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or adva ...more

How To : Play piano in B Major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play piano in B Major. Play piano in B Majo ...more

How To : Play piano melodies in C major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...more

How To : Play piano in Ab major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...more

How To : Play piano melodies in E flat

In these free jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do c ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Gary Moore

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Play "Autumn Leaves" on the piano

In this video learn how to play a great jazz classic standard, "Autumn Leaves", as an example to jazz chord voicings on the piano or keyboard. This tutorial is designed for beginner to intermediate pianists.

How To : Transpose music on the piano

This how to video explains transposing music from one key to another. Transposition, in music, is when you move a series of notes up or down a constant interval. Transposing is a great skill to have, especially when playing jazz music. Watch this tutorial and you will be trans ...more

How To : Utilize shell voicings to represent piano chords

Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and watch as Berklee professor Paul Schmeling explains how to master the toughest jazz standard with ease and improve your left hand technique by utilizing shell voicings to represent chords in the left hand.

How To : Play the intro from "The Stranger" by Billy Joel

This video gives you a birds eye view of the keyboard to help you learn how to play the intro to The Stranger by Billy Joel. You'll be able to learn the chord progression on the left hand including different chord positions. You will also be able to see the melody played with ...more

How To : Understand music accents

Join David Yzhaki as he makes learning piano music fundamentals fast and easy. In classical music, a measure that is in four four time (four quarter notes get the pulse) the first beat and third beat are naturally more accented than the second and fourth. Jazz, reggae, and pop ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : MBAQANGA

MBAQANGA 72 points (22 points without the bingo) Definition: a South African dance music [n] Back in the late 1950s, old strains of the popular South African indigenous music called marabi, which consisted of careening piano players and improvisational singers steeped in tra ...more

How To : Read a fake music book in the key of B

In this video music lesson, an expert jazz musician will demonstrate how to read through a fake book composition in B major. He will demonstrate how to play the various measures and sections of the fake book composition on piano, as well as how to improvise while playing.

How To : Play F scales on the piano

Part of improvisation is understanding the theory of scales and modes. In this video series, watch as great jazz musician Ryan Larson teach all about the different scales with the root of F. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play F scales on the piano. Play F scales on the piano - Part 2 ...more

How To : Play "Whistling Rufus" by Kerry Mills on guitar

Although mainly demonstrational, this video shows you how to play the song "Whistling Rufus" by Kerry Mills on guitar. This video is aimed more towards advanced players who learn easily by watching or listening. Read the useful tips posted below: Kerry Mills was a prolific cr ...more

How To : Read a fake book in A for beginners

In this video music lesson, an expert jazz musician will demonstrate how to read through a fake book composition in A major for beginners. He will demonstrate how to play the various measures and sections of the fake book composition on piano, as well as how to improvise while ...more

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