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Dec. 28, 2021

St. Thomas, Sonny Rollins

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores St. Thomas by jazz legend Sonny Rollins. Discover, Learn, and Play this jazz standa…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Vince Guaraldi Christmas

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores a Vince Guaraldi Christmas with an analysis of two great jazz standards, "O'Christm…

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Dec. 14, 2021

Linear Improvisation, 2

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Linear Improvisation (Part 2). How to begin developing melodies horizontally and he…

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Dec. 7, 2021

Linear Improvisation, 1

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Linear Improvisation. How to begin developing melodies horizontally and help you se…

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Nov. 30, 2021

Circle of Fifths

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the Circle of Fifths. How to think about and use the Circle of Fifths when practici…

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Nov. 23, 2021

Blue Bossa, Barry Harris

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the Blue Bossa solo performed by Barry Harris in the 1976 Dexter Gordon recording "…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Index Finger Improvisation

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Index Finger Improvisation to begin developing jazz improvisation skills.

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Nov. 9, 2021

II-V-I Scale Practice

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores II-V-I Scale Practice to begin developing jazz improvisation skills.

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Nov. 2, 2021

Practicing Scales, What, Why, How

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the What, Why, and How of Practicing Scales effectively and efficiently.

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Oct. 26, 2021

Celebrating 100 Episodes

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode celebrates the 100th JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode

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Oct. 19, 2021

Locked Hands, II-V-I Progression

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to successfully practice playing Locked Hands over the standard II-V-I Progress…

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Oct. 12, 2021

Special Guest, Josh Walsh

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes avid Jazz Pianist, Educator, and Entrepreneur, Josh Walsh

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Oct. 5, 2021

Locked Hands, Diminished Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores traditional Locked Hands Diminished Voicings.

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Sept. 28, 2021

Locked Hands, Half Diminished Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores traditional Locked Hands Half Diminished Voicings.

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Sept. 21, 2021

Locked Hands, Major Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores traditional Locked Hands Major Voicings.

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Sept. 14, 2021

Locked Hands, Dominant Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores traditional Locked Hands Dominant Voicings.

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Sept. 7, 2021

Locked Hands, Minor Voicings

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores traditional Locked Hands Minor Voicings.

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Aug. 31, 2021

Special Guest, Jon Gray

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes avid JazzPianoSkills listener and student, Jon Gray.

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Aug. 24, 2021

Chet Baker's, Autumn Leaves

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Chat Baker's solo on Autumn Leaves.

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Aug. 17, 2021

Rhythmic Vocabulary, 3

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode continues to explore standard Rhythmic Vocabulary found in classic jazz language.

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Aug. 10, 2021

Rhythmic Vocabulary, 2

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode continues to explore standard Rhythmic Vocabulary found in classic jazz language.

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Aug. 3, 2021

Rhythmic Vocabulary, 1

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores standard Rhythmic Vocabulary found in classic jazz language.

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July 27, 2021

Harmonized Diminished Scales

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to Harmonize the Diminished Scale using Contemporary Two-Handed Voicings.

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July 20, 2021

Harmonized Half Diminished Scales

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores how to Harmonize the Half Diminished Scale using Contemporary Voicings.

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July 13, 2021

Mr. P.C., John Coltrane

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores the form, melody, and harmony of the jazz standard "Mr. P.C." by John Coltrane.

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July 6, 2021

Special Guest, Dan Haerle

JazzPianoSkills welcomes jazz legend Dan Haerle; performer, composer, author, educator. University of North Texas.

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June 29, 2021

Harmonized Minor Scales

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Harmonized Minor Scales using Contemporary Two-Handed Voicings.

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June 22, 2021

Harmonized Dominant Scales

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Harmonized Dominant Scales using Contemporary Two-Handed Voicings.

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June 15, 2021

Harmonized Major Scales

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores Harmonized Major Scales using Contemporary Two-Handed Voicings.

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June 8, 2021

Special Guest, Andy Milne

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes jazz pianist, composer, educator Andy Milne, University of Michigan.

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June 1, 2021

Keith Jarrett Exercises, 2

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores fourteen stylistically Keith Jarrett improvisational lines/ideas.

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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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May 18, 2021

Four, Keith Jarrett Solo

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode studies Keith Jarrett's solo on the jazz standard Four from his My Foolish Heart Album.

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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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May 4, 2021

Special Guest, Dr. Anthony Belfiglio

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes Dr. Anthony Belfiglio, Belmont University.

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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 16, 2021

Turnarounds

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode explores common jazz Turnarounds.

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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. 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. 26, 2021

Summertime

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

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Jan. 19, 2021

Special Guest, Jeremy Siskind

This JazzPianoSkills Podcast Episode welcomes jazz pianist, composer, educator Jeremy Siskind, Fullerton College.

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