My 30-Day Piano Playbook is a great way to get started with my lessons. Through these 30 lessons you'll learn about rhythm, improvisation, chords and more. Days 1-19 are easier lessons, while days 20-30 are more advanced.
This course is a quick reference for each of the 12 keys. We will cover: The Major Scale - Triads - Other Triads - Seventh Chords - Rootless Chords - Chord Tensions, and - 2-5-1 Progressions in both major and minor.
In this course you will learn how to improve your rhythm at the piano. Using a combination of my easy vocalization approach, exercises, examples and tips you'll be on your way to becoming what I call a “Total Musician.”
To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, my No Bull Guide to Jazz Piano™ will show you how to improvise like a jazz player! This beginner course will teach you how to improvise, even if you have never improvised before! Course too easy? Check out my advanced course.
In this course you'll learn how to really improvise over standards. We begin with our Improvisation Guide which shows you what lessons and courses you should learn if you're new to improvisation. Next, we begin improvising over standards "Easy Living" and "My Romance" so you see real-world examples of how to create a solo.
In this advanced course, you'll take your jazz playing up a level by learning how to form rootless chords, comp and improvise over a more complicated blues progression. Course too difficult? Check out my beginner course.
In this course you'll learn how to create arrangements for three classics songs: "Yesterday" by Lennon/McCartney, "Well You Needn't" by Thelonious Monk and "Waltz For Debby" by Bill Evans. This course was taught live and shows you in detail the steps that I take to create both simple and more complex arrangements from a lead sheet / fakebook. It is recommended that you take my Step-By-Step Standards course before taking this course.
This is my Ben's Blues lesson. In this course you'll learn the basics of becoming a jazz piano player. We use the 12-bar blues to learn bass lines, rootless chords and improvisation. All the basics a budding jazz pianist needs in his or her toolbox.
If you have never played a standard before, start here to learn the different layers to create an arrangement of a standard and learn to improvise over it. This course is also home to my 12 Days of Jazz Standards lesson featuring "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."
In this course you will learn your chords using real examples that focus on the different keys using a variety of styles! These styles include, ballad, driving Rock, bossanova, swing, country rock, boogie blues, funk, classical, smooth jazz and stride.
In this course you'll learn how to create arrangements of standards using my step-by-step approach. This course will also show you how to create accompaniments for you to sing over or accompany others.
In this course you will learn the next 6 keys using real examples that focus on the different keys using a variety of styles! These styles include, ballad, driving Rock, bossanova, swing, country rock, boogie blues, funk, classical, smooth jazz and stride.
Improvisation Essentials, or ‘Improv’ Essentials for short, is a collection of lessons designed to improve your improvisation skills. If you’ve ever dreamed of improvising over jazz standards and other styles of music, this is the course you need! In this beginner course we are focusing on creating improv patterns and learning basic progressions and how to improvise over them.
This lesson is great for intermediate players or any student that wants new ideas that add to their toolkit. Learning how to improvise doesn’t have to be mysterious or scary. I’ve learned that there is a definite approach in how to teach this skill that makes it easy for all students to learn.
In this course you will learn several different Otis Spann, Gene Harris and blues/gospel licks. Chord progressions, chord voicings, rhythmic techniques and a wealth of improvisation material are also included.
In this course you will different blues song arrangements. If you like the bebop and blues sound, slow and soulful blues and are ready to focus on improvisation combined with some advance concepts then this is the collection for you!
In this collection we will cover different ways to improvise over blues-type songs. The first lessons are easier then we progress into some more advanced techniques. You'll learn about boogie styles along with a bebop blues with walking bassline. These techniques are great for blues and jazz.
In this collection we will cover the basics of how to combine melody, rhythm and harmony to create an improvised line. By utilizing material that I’ve created for beginners to improvisation, this collection will be easy and welcoming to all levels. The techniques you learn here will apply to all styles of improvised music!
Learn that slow, soulful blues style in this course. You'll learn different accompaniment styles to make your slow blues playing sound more rich and full. We will also cover how to improvise over the blues for beginners.
JazzKids was created to teach anyone, at any level, how to get started in jazz and blues. With catchy songs, ear training, rhythmic and improvisational exercises, JazzKids helps students become more creative at the piano.