These hand independence exercises for jazz piano are designed to improve finger speed, hand separation and your overall ability to play with two hands. As a Brad Mehldau fan, I’ve always been fascinated by his ability to play with two hands at once, improvising with his left hand while his right executes a complicated ostinato. If you want to learn how to play like Brad Mehldau, this video will really help you build on your hand separation ability, and these exercises are inspired by the jazz piano sound. Whether or not jazz is your focus, you will learn to play piano with both hands in this lesson!
In this lesson, we talk about understanding diminished harmony and using diminished chords in context. We dive into alternative diminished voicings, as well as the illusive Diminished Major voicing and how to use it.
This piano lesson will provide you with beautiful new voicings and ideas for the song My Funny Valentine. We walk through a good portion of the song chord by chord, discussing some new and different voicings, as well as classic ways of looking at the chord changes. My Basic Piano Voicings course with video examples will leave you with a much stronger arsenal of voicings. Get your copy here: http://jazzlessonvideos.com/piano
In this lesson, saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and I explore different jazz piano accompaniment styles and techniques, showing you different ways of sounding professional when you accompany a singer or horn player.
Being able to play a walking bass line in your left hand is an important skill if you’re learning jazz piano. It allows you to accompany not only yourself, but others. It’s also central to learning and playing jazz organ as well. This tutorial starts with some beginner concepts, then jumps into more advanced ideas, demonstrating some excellent ways for you to make your basslines sound more authentic and swingin’.