Technique Episodes

May 25, 2021

Keith Jarrett Exercises, 1

This JazzPianoSkills Episode episode explores blended arpeggios and scales modeled after Keith Jarrett's improvisational approach.

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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 16, 2021

Turnarounds

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores common jazz Turnarounds.

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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. 16, 2021

Diatonic Harmonic Exercises

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to practice contemporary shell voicings using diatonic chords.

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Feb. 9, 2021

Primary Diminished Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the primary contemporary two-handed jazz piano voicings for the diminished chord.

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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. 12, 2021

Primary Half Diminished Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the primary contemporary two-handed jazz piano voicings for the half diminished cho…

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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. 8, 2020

Primary Dominant Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the primary contemporary two-handed jazz piano voicings for the dominant chord usin…

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