How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Step 2 – Fourths and Pentatonics

This  jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great McCoy Tyner by showing you some techniques that will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in his characteristic fourthy and pentatonic style.

How to Play Like Brad Mehldau – Part 2 – Lesson In Right Hand Ostinato Practice

This short instructional jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great Brad Mehldau by showing you some techniques that will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in your left hand while maintaing an ostinato in your right hand.

How to Play Like Brad Mehldau – Part 1 – Hand Independence Exercises

This short instructional jazz piano lesson will help you learn to sound like the great Brad Mehldau by showing you some techniques that will help you learn hand independence, which is of course an important part of Mehldau’s playing.

How to Sound like Bill Evans: Major Drop 2 Voicings In All Keys

Playing the piano like the great Bill Evans is no easy feat, which is why part 1 focuses on mastering an important part of his playing, the Major Drop 2 voicing. This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. This particular voicing works nicely for layering your improvisation with chords or arranging melodies for piano, two skills that Bill Evans had mastered.

Here is the exercise right now as sheet music in all keys:

Major Drop 2 Voicings In All Keys

How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Part 1 – Dominant Pentatonic Voicings

In this short video, you are walked through a specific type of jazz piano voicing often used by the great pianist McCoy Tyner while comping. These voicings are called Dominant Pentatonic Inversions and if you practice the material from this lesson diligently, you will gain much more facility in your Tyner-esque comping abilities every day. Click the link below for a free PDF version of the exercise in half-steps:

Dominant Pentatonic Voicings