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.
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
In this short jazz piano tutorial, I demonstrate the fourth in a series of interesting and often-used diminished licks. You’ll learn how how and why they work, and how to apply them to your own improvisation.
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In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn the basics for how to improvise (also known as taking a solo) over the chord changes for the song “Donna Lee,” a bebop song composed by Miles Davis and popularized by Charlie Parker.
Scales to know:
Major scale – used on Major 7 chords
Dorian scale – second mode of major, used on minor 7 chords
Dominant scale – also known as mixolydian (fifth mode of major), used on dominant chords
whole-half diminished – used on diminished chords
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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.