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’.
What makes a bebop lick modern? We begin by learning about classic bebop licks, Barry Harris, bebop scales, and harmony. Then we dive into shaping modern bebop improv. At the end of the video, I show you my first 10 Modern Bebop Licks with sheet music!