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!
This jazz piano lesson walks you through creating your very own rootless piano voicings. You’ll learn the basic theory behind how they are made, and how you can get creative to establish your own unique sound.
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This jazz piano tutorial demonstrates an excellent exercise to help you learn the essential building blocks of how to improvise, how to solo, and how to apply them to chord changes and harmony. The fundamental technique of jazz improv comes down to learning scales and being able to connect them as chords go by. This lesson will show a beginner how to improvise, but the exercise patterns can also be applied to any difficult song for even an intermediate or advanced student or player to practice and learn.