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, 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.
Here are bebop exercises 11-21. Learn to play bebop, improvise, build your technique, using these licks. These are built upon the vocabulary of greats like Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and others. Full PDF available HERE.
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!
Here’s a new video for you, along with a new PDF full of effective exercises! This lesson provides you with a series of modern bebop licks and patterns that will challenge your technique and ear. Download all 20+ exercises in PDF form here: http://jazzpianoconcepts.com/store