Improvisation Episodes

May 11, 2021

Perdido, Juan Tizol

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode uses Juan Tizol's standard Perdido to explore ascending/descending scale/arpeggio motion.

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April 27, 2021

II-V-I Enclosures

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to develop II-V-I improvisational ideas using Neighboring Tones (Enclosures).

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April 20, 2021

Inverted Melodic Minor Shapes

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores using Inverted Melodic Minor Shapes melodically for improvising.

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April 13, 2021

Inverted Melodic Dominant Shapes

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores using Inverted Melodic Dominant Shapes melodically for improvising.

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April 6, 2021

Inverted Melodic Major Shapes

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores using Inverted Melodic Major Shapes melodically for improvising.

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March 30, 2021

Special Guest, Dr. William Menefield

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes Dr. WIlliam Menefield, University of Iowa.

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March 23, 2021

My Little Suede Shoes, Charlie Parker

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Charlie Parker's My Little Suede Shoes.

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March 9, 2021

Tune Up, Miles Davis

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the Form, Melody, Harmony, and Function of the Miles Davis standard "Tune Up".

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March 2, 2021

Diatonic II-V-I Excercises

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to create linear motion over the II-V-I Progression using diatonic shapes.

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Feb. 23, 2021

Diatonic Melodic Exercises

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to effectively practice diatonic linear motion from various entry points of a s…

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Feb. 2, 2021

1-2-3-5 Patterns

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores jazz improvisation exercises using the Root, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th of the scale.

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Jan. 26, 2021

Summertime

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the Form, Melody, Harmony, and Function of George Gershwin's "Summertime".

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Jan. 5, 2021

Strike Up The Band, Oscar Peterson

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Oscar Peterson's solo on George Gershwin's "Strike Up The Band".

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Dec. 29, 2020

Half-Whole Diminished Scale

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the symmetrical Half-Whole Diminished Scale. Exercise. You will discover various wa…

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Dec. 22, 2020

Jingle Bells

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode celebrates Christmas with a fresh and exciting way to play Jingle Bells using the chord chan…

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