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Jazzedge® is the premier collection of lessons that has been created over the past 20 years and continues to grow. Inside, you'll find lessons in all styles of music, created for all levels of player. Ranging from blues licks, jazz piano, improvisation, standards, arranging, theory, ear training, rock, pop, latin, gospel, funk and so much more.

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NOTE: Courses below are listed in the order added, not the order you should practice them

1) Step-By-Step Improvisation Over Standards

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Beginner's Guide
  • Analysis and Starting Improv
  • Altered and 1/2 Whole Diminished Scales
  • Chord-Tone Boulders
  • Play and Rest
  • Targeting
  • Rhythmic Improvisation Map
  • Fingering And Flow
  • Chords and Accompaniment
  • Improvising Over A New Standard From Scratch
  • My Romance Improv Part 1
  • My Romance Improv Part 2
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 1
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 2
  • Wrap Up and Student Questions

Course duration = 17:08:19

2) Jam With Willie

Each month, jam with me over a 'to be determined' groove, progression, song, etc. At the end of the month I combine the videos in one master performance of all students!

Lessons in this course:

  • Jam #1 - Easy C Blues
  • Jam #2 - Bossa Nova
  • Jam #3 - Funk

Course duration = 00:57:40

3) How To Play Slow Blues

Have you always wanted to be able to sit at the piano and jam on a slow blues? This is the course for you then! We will break down the blues into its components and you'll learn how to put together your own slow blues using these different modules, accompaniments and reharmonization techniques.

Lessons in this course:

  • Slow Blues Form
  • Left-Hand Techniques
  • 6 Slow Blues Accompaniments
  • Reharmonization Part 1
  • Articulations, 3rd & 7ths
  • The Bridge
  • Tennille's Blues Part One
  • Tennille's Blues Part Two
  • Tennille's Blues Part Three
  • Tennille's Blues Part Four
  • 5 Blues Endings
  • Tennille's Blues Part Five
  • 4 Blues Intros
  • Tennille's Blues Bassline

Course duration = 09:16:41

4) No Bull Guide To Jazz Piano™ (Advanced)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Guide Tones & Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #1 - Guide Tones and Blues Chords
  • Lesson #2 - Guide Tones with Added 9th Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #3 - Simplified Rootless Jazz Chords
  • Lesson #4 - Jazz Comping Made Easy
  • Lesson #5 - Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
  • Lesson #6 - How To Create Jazz Licks
  • Lesson #7 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 1
  • Lesson #8 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #9 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 1
  • Lesson #10 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 3
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Improvisation Guide Tones
  • Lesson #13 - Neighbor Tones & Enclosures
  • Lesson #14 - How To Use Enclosures for Improv
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Bebop Improvisation
  • Lesson #16 - Latin Jazz / Swing Blues
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play Jazz & Blues Basslines
  • Lesson #18 - Jazz Piano Quartal Comping
  • Lesson #19 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 1
  • Lesson #20 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 2
  • Lesson #21 - Altered And Diminished Scales for Improvisation
  • Lesson #22 - Altered and Diminished Scale Cells
  • Lesson #23 - Mixolydian and Diminished Jazz Etude
  • Lesson #24 - Three Advanced Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 - Three Advanced Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - Blues Turnaround Progressions
  • Lesson #27 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - 5 Ideas to Improve Your Jazz Solos

Course duration = 08:20:52

5) Practice With Willie

In this course I have created videos of me taking one particular topic and showing you how to practice it. Topics range from easy to more advanced.

Lessons in this course:

  • Episode #1 - Green Dolphin Street Locked Hand Style
  • Episode #2 - Enclosures
  • Episode #3 - Diminished Chord Tricks
  • Episode #4 - Altered Chords and Scales
  • Episode #5 - Basslines
  • Episode #6 - Scale Slipping

Course duration = 03:13:01

6) No Bull Guide To Jazz Piano™ (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • NBGJP Prep Lesson
  • Master Every Chord At The Piano Using This Exercise
  • Lesson #1 - 3 Basic Rhythms
  • Lesson #2 - 12 Bar Blues Form and Chords
  • Lesson #3 - Anyone Can Play The 12-Bar Blues
  • Lesson #4 - Chord Shells
  • Lesson #5 - Comping Chords
  • Lesson #6 - Comping & Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Lesson #7 - Jam Over The Blues
  • Lesson #8 - The Blues Scale Demystified
  • Lesson #9 - How To Improvise Over The Blues
  • Lesson #10 - How To Improvise Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #13 - Blues Triplet Rhythm
  • Lesson #14 - Blues Rolls, Tremolos and Grace Notes
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Double Stops
  • Lesson #16 - Minor Blues Progression with Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play a Easy Bass Line for Minor Blues
  • Lesson #18 - How to Improvise Over Minor Blues
  • Lesson #19 - Alternate Minor Blues Bassline
  • Lesson #20 - Rhythms To Make Your Improv Sound Advanced
  • Lesson #21 - Jazz Walking Bass Made Easy
  • Lesson #22 - Easy Boogie-Woogie Bass
  • Lesson #23 -Boogie-Woogie Bass With Licks
  • Lesson #24 -Three Easy Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 -Three Easy Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - 5 Blues Improvisation Scales
  • Lesson #27 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - Easy Blues Piano Pentatonic Licks
  • Lesson #30 - How To Use All That You've Learned in This Course

Course duration = 09:07:33

7) No Bull Piano™

My No Bull Piano™ course features lessons that strip away the B.S. that bloats other methods. Learn new techniques, clearly explained, that you can use right away in your piano playing.

Lessons in this course:

  • Effortless Minor Improvisation
  • Anyone Can Improvise in 3 Easy Steps (For Beginners)
  • No Bull Piano Webinars
  • How To Play Blues For Hours

Course duration = 05:05:57

8) How To Play From Fakebooks

Similar to my How To Play Standards course, this course will give you a streamlined group of lessons designed to teach you how to QUICKLY spin up an arrangement from a leadsheet.

Lessons in this course:

  • How To Play From Fakebooks
  • How To Improvise Over Fakebooks

Course duration = 02:11:16

9) Improvisation 101

A great course to learn about improvisation and what it takes to make your improv solos stand out from the rest. This course, great for all levels of student, features a mix of lessons and student Q&A sessions.

Lessons in this course:

  • Scale Accents
  • 8 Scales you MUST know for Improvisation
  • Mastering Your Scales
  • Improvising Over Progressions
  • Switching Styles
  • Working With Other Musicians

Course duration = 05:56:38

10) Piano Challenges

In this course I’ll share with you short piano challenges to give you new ideas to practice at your instrument. You do not need to complete each challenge. Do the challenges that you like and take as much time as you need to complete them!

Lessons in this course:

  • Piano Challenges #1-10
  • Piano Challenges #11-20
  • Piano Challenges #21-30
  • Piano Challenges #31-40
  • Piano Challenges #41-48

Course duration = 06:10:13

11) Technique Builder Boot Camp

My 5-week technique bootcamp collection is designed to help you focus your technique practice routine for maximum results. Have you ever been stumped when it comes to why you’re not playing faster? Or why your hands don’t seem to work well together? Well, this bootcamp is for you. We are going to focus a lot on firming up your technique. Working with thousands of students around the world, I’ve seen time and time again that students need more technical skills to achieve the results they are looking for at their instrument. Let’s get started!

Lessons in this course:

  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 1
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 2
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 3
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 4
  • Tech. Builder Boot Camp Session 5

Course duration = 04:49:42

12) Advanced Improvisation Boot Camp

This bootcamp is for the seasoned player who already knows how to improvise but is looking to develop their improvisation skills in order to get to the next level. We will transcribe and dissect sections of some classic piano solos in this course to build a program of study that you can utilize long after the course is complete.

Lessons in this course:

  • Adv. Improv Session 1
  • Adv. Improv Session 2
  • Adv. Improv Session 3
  • Adv. Improv Session 4

Course duration = 03:58:01

13) Beginner Improvisation Boot Camp

In this course you’ll learn how to improvise at the piano. This course is great for students who have never improvised before, or those who have tried improvising in the past and want to get back into it!

Lessons in this course:

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4

Course duration = 03:02:11

14) Ear Training 2 Boot Camp

In this next round of ear training bootcamp we will cover solfege for the Natural Minor scale. We will also work through several examples of both rhythmic and melodic dictation! Be sure to go through Ear Training 1 Bootcamp before this course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 2 Boot Camp - Lesson 4

Course duration = 02:50:02

15) Ear Training 1 Boot Camp

My 5-week ear training bootcamp will improve your ears and ability to hear chords and progressions. We will be starting from scratch, so if you’ve never done ear training in the past, this course will be perfect for you. If you have experience with ear training, this course will be a great refresher and you’ll learn new skills along the way. Do I need to know how to sing in order to do ear training? No! We will be doing solfege, but trust me, I’m not a singer and I can do it…so you can too!

Lessons in this course:

  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 1
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 2
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 3
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 4
  • Ear Training 1 Boot Camp - Lesson 5

Course duration = 05:10:51

16) Gospel Bass & Progressions

In this collection, learn different gospel techniques and the basics of how to get that gospel sound. You'll also learn about preacher chords and ways to fill out and groove over progressions.

Lessons in this course:

  • Easy Gospel Basics
  • Easy Gospel Bass - Ethel Caffie-Austin
  • Preacher Chords
  • Jazz Gospel Chord Progression

Course duration = 02:47:36

17) Popular Classics Vol 5

In this course you'll learn more classic song arrangements. This course focuses on songs by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Adele and more!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Someone Like You" - Adele
  • "I Want You Back"
  • "I Feel Good"
  • "Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson
  • The 80's - Vol. 1
  • The 80's - Vol. 2
  • "New York State Of Mind" - Billy Joel
  • "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder

Course duration = 08:32:31

18) Popular Classics Vol 4

In this course you'll learn more classic song arrangements. This course focuses on songs by Carole King, Ray Charles, Journey, The Beatles and more!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
  • "Ring of Fire" - Ray Charles
  • "In My Life" - Vol. 1
  • "In My Life" - Vol. 2
  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  • "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" - Carole King

Course duration = 05:55:55

19) Jazz Standards Vol. 2

In this course you'll how to play arrangements for popular songs and jazz standards. View the course to see the lessons inside!

Lessons in this course:

  • "You Don't Know Me"
  • "What A Difference A Day Made"
  • "Look of Love"
  • "Blue In Green"
  • "That's Life" - Vol. 1
  • "That's Life" - Vol. 2 (improvisation)

Course duration = 05:40:12

20) Scales and Chords

In this course you will learn how to create scales, find scales that work over specific chords and understand diatonic chords in detail.

Lessons in this course:

  • Finding Scale Secrets
  • Essential Scale Tricks - How To Learn Scales Faster
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 1
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 2
  • Dominant Bebop Scale
  • Creating Modal Chords

Course duration = 03:45:31

21) Vault - Gospel

These are older gospel lessons but still contain a bunch of great material.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz and Gospel Exercises

Course duration = 01:37:03

22) Chords, Progressions & Improv

In this collection we are going to learn about different techniques which will help you create more progressions and change the progressions you use now. You will also learn a cool jazz/gospel progression along with lots of improvisation tips, chord progressions, fills, etc.

Lessons in this course:

  • Improvisation Using Chords and Inversions - Vol. 2
  • Secondary and Extended Dominants
  • Fixing Chord Progressions
  • Improvisation With Chords and Inversions - Vol. 1
  • Filling Out Chord Progressions

Course duration = 05:22:25

23) Accompany Yourself or Others

These lessons are great if you want to accompany yourself or others while singing. You will also learn more about how to effectively comp chords.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Stella By Starlight"
  • Accompaniments and Turnarounds
  • Accompaniment Toolkit

Course duration = 03:24:45

24) Live Training and Webinars

These lessons were taught live and contain a bunch of great ideas worth checking out ranging from chord voicings to improvisation.

Lessons in this course:

  • Students' Questions Answered (Willie Answers)
  • Master Class 1-11-2013
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 27th Session
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 29th Session - Advanced
  • HangWithWillie - Nov. 29th Session - Beginner
  • Mini Lesson: Creating Jazz Chords
  • Mini Lessons
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/3/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 12/17/13
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/4/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 2/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/21/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 1/7/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/11/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/25/14
  • PianoWithWillie Live 3/19/14
  • BF16 Live Training "November Webinar"

Course duration = 23:33:54

25) Jazz & Blues Made Easy

In this course you will learn how to effectively improvise over jazz and blues forms using a variety of exercises. These techniques are great, especially if you are new to improvisation but know how to play the piano.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz and Blues Made Easy
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 1
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 2B
  • Advanced Jazz and Blues - Vol. 2A

Course duration = 06:59:28

26) Jazz Crossover

The lessons and songs in this course are a blend of jazz/rock and smooth jazz styles. I will teach you ways to cross over from rock to jazz styles through reharmonization and arrangement techniques.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Blackbird"
  • "Moondance" Improvisation
  • "Every Breath You Take" - Jazz Reharm Part 1
  • "Every Breath You Take" - Jazz Reharm Part 2
  • "Sunny" Smooth Jazz Version
  • "Sunny" Smooth Jazz Improvisation

Course duration = 05:02:10

27) Funk Song Arrangements 2

In this course you'll learn more cool arrangements for funk songs that you know and love. You'll also learn techniques you can use on other songs along with chord and improvisation tips!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Chameleon" Bass Lines w/ Improvisation
  • "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
  • "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
  • "The Chicken" - Pee Wee Ellis
  • "The Chicken" Vol. 2 - Improvisation

Course duration = 05:57:35

28) Rock Piano Basics

When it comes to playing rock/pop piano, there are several basic concepts that you need to master to become a great rock player. These lessons will guide you through improving your technique and soloing for rock piano songs.

Lessons in this course:

  • Suzuki Workshop - Easy Rock and Blues Grooves
  • Rock Groove Concepts
  • Rock Soloing Techniques
  • Triad Primer
  • Rock Piano Basics
  • Rock Piano Arranging
  • Rock Soloing with Pentatonics
  • 12/8 Piano Grooves
  • 50's Blues Rock Piano
  • How to Improvise Over Rock Songs

Course duration = 08:31:36

29) Advanced Jazz Standards 2

Even more in-depth jazz standards that will teach you how to create a fuller-sounding arrangements by playing these arrangements step-by-step.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Blue Bossa" - Vol. 1
  • "Blue Bossa" - Vol. 2
  • "Body and Soul" - Vol. 1
  • "Body and Soul" - Vol. 2
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Vol. 2

Course duration = 05:44:25

30) Ballads

Learn beautiful, slow ballad arrangements of popular songs in a range of styles. These songs range in difficulty but are rich with gorgeous chords and motion.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones - Vol. 1
  • "Don't Know Why" - Vol. 2
  • "In A Sentimental Mood"
  • "Stardust"
  • "Danny Boy" - Londonderry Air

Course duration = 07:24:14

31) Gospel Arrangements 2

In this collection, you will learn more gospel songs and arrangement techniques by applying them to traditional and classic gospel songs.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Thank You Lord"
  • "His Eye Is On The Sparrow"
  • "Every Prayer"
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  • O Lamb of God

Course duration = 06:34:32

32) Arranging Techniques

In this collection, we are going to cover different left-hand accompaniment examples that you can add to your arrangements. We will also cover several different modulation techniques that you can use to move between keys. Pivot chords, diminished sequences, how to use the pedal and some stride piano techniques are also included!

Lessons in this course:

  • Stride Piano and Pedaling Techniques
  • Stride, Reggae, Funk and more! (Willie Answers)
  • Original Composition Techniques
  • Left Hand Accompaniment Techniques
  • Creating Contemporary Arrangements
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Transposing Swing Baseline With Rootless Chords
  • Locked Hand Style over Georgia Bridge
  • Arrangements For Small Hands [HangWithWillie]

Course duration = 08:15:18

33) Gospel Grooves & Riffs

In this collection, I will begin by showing you how to break down some of those more complicated groove sections that sound so cool. Next, I will show you different exercises and patterns that you can follow to create some really fat grooves. How to play gospel-flavor licks along with bassline accompaniment is also included. This collection is key for anyone wanting to improve their gospel piano skills

Lessons in this course:

  • Gospel Grooves
  • Gospel Piano Riffs - Vol. 1
  • Gospel Piano Riffs - Vol. 2
  • Jazz Neo Soul Chords and Arrangement

Course duration = 03:37:07

34) Slow Blues 2

In this course you'll learn more slow blues techniques like playing a blues in minor. We will also learn a slow blues-type rag and how to play slow gospel blues.

Lessons in this course:

  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 3
  • Slow Bluesy Ragtime
  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 1
  • Slow Minor Blues - Vol. 2
  • Slow Gospel Blues

Course duration = 06:57:34

35) Classical Songs

Classical music introduces students to some of the greatest composers of all-time, such as Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. In addition to providing some of the most memorable melodies and piano repertoire, classical music is tremendously helpful and essential to developing proper technique and hand independence!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Minuet" Mozart - Vol. 1
  • "Minuet" Mozart - Vol. 2
  • "Miniature Rondo" - Vol. 1
  • "Miniature Rondo" - Vol. 2
  • "Fur Elise" - Vol. 1
  • "Fur Elise" - Vol. 2
  • "Minuet" Bach - Vol. 1
  • "Minuet" Bach - Vol. 2

Course duration = 06:55:28

36) Technique Builder

In this course you'll learn the notes and fingering for all 12 Major and relative minor scales. This is a great course that is recommended to do after my Piano Essentials™ course if you still need more scale help.

Lessons in this course:

  • Technique Builder Vol. 1
  • Technique Builder Vol. 2
  • Technique Builder Vol. 3
  • Technique Builder Vol. 4

Course duration = 06:21:39

37) CorePiano™ for Beginners

CorePiano™ teaches you the basics of the piano and is the perfect place for absolute beginners to start. If you're brand new to the piano, start here. Otherwise, move on to my 30-Day Playbook course.

Lessons in this course:

  • CorePiano™ - Easy Piano Basics

Course duration = 03:09:07

38) Rhythm Changes

In this collection we are going to cover 8 variations of the classic chord progression Rhythm Changes. This progression is an important ‘right of passage’ for any jazz musician. It is also a great progression to work through re-harmonization and improvisation. We will learn the various chord progressions and basslines. New ways of expanding rhythm changes, outside changes, back-cycling, tri-tone substitutions, improvisation and more will also be covered!

Lessons in this course:

  • Rhythm Changes - Vol. 1
  • Rhythm Changes - Vol. 2
  • Rhythm Changes Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Rhythm Changes Improvisation - Vol. 2

Course duration = 03:55:35

39) Blues Piano Improvisation 101

If you love blues piano, then this is the collection for you! We will be covering different blues styles and progressions. I’ll show you how to improvise over each style and give you the tricks that I use to effectively get that “grit” and blues piano player sound!

Lessons in this course:

  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 1
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 2
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 3
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 4
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 5
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 6
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 7
  • Blues Piano Improvisation 101 - 8

Course duration = 04:59:16

40) Boot Camp For Lovers

In this course you'll learn the song "My Funny Valentine" step-by-step along with techniques like right-hand fills, reharmonization and left-hand accompaniment patterns. This four-lesson course is a great way to improve your fakebook skills.

Lessons in this course:

  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 1
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 2
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 3
  • Boot Camp For Lovers Week 4

Course duration = 05:20:13

41) Advanced Jazz Theory

In this collection, we will go through each mode of the scale on Melodic Minor Harmony. I will give you examples from some jazz standards, but also show you how I like to use these chords in my playing. You will discover many interesting sounds and it is great to learn this scale no matter what style of music you play. We will als cover more of the minor ii-V-i, parallelism and how to use these chords for reharmonization.The Dominant Bebop Scale works really well over dominant 7th chords and you will learn how to create and play 2-5-1 licks using the Dominant Bebop Scale and rootless chords in your left hand.

Lessons in this course:

  • Melodic Minor Harmony - Vol. 1
  • Melodic Minor Harmony - Vol. 2
  • Tritones and Phat Chords
  • Subdominants (Tritone Introduction)
  • Upper Structure Triads Explained
  • Upper Structure Triads

Course duration = 05:58:24

42) Jazz Waltz

This course will focus on how to play a jazz waltz feel. These songs in 3/4 time will show you how to create this sweet ballad sound.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Waltz For Debby" - Vol. 1
  • "Waltz For Debby" - Vol. 2
  • "Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Vol. 2
  • "Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Vol. 1

Course duration = 03:43:56

43) Focus On Improvisation (Beginner)

This "beginner" course will teach you different improvisation techniques by applying the concepts to real jazz standards. It is suggested you go through Improvisation Essentials before beginning this course.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Have You Met Miss Jones" 10 Tips
  • "Have You Met Miss Jones" Improvisation Tips (Part 2)
  • Improvising Over "Georgia On My Mind"

Course duration = 02:38:26

44) Focus On Group Playing

In this course we are going to focus on how to perform more effectively with a group of other musicians whether that be just a bass player or multiple musicians.

Lessons in this course:

  • "So What" - Vol. 1
  • "So What" - Vol. 3
  • "So What" - Vol. 2
  • “This Can’t Be Love” - Melody & Comping - Vol. 1
  • “This Can’t Be Love” With The Band Vol. 2

Course duration = 05:24:32

45) Focus On Improvisation (Advanced)

This more advanced course will teach you different improvisation techniques by applying the concepts to real jazz standards. You'll have a chance to see other student's improvisations which is a great way to learn new techniques!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Green Dolphin Street" Improvisation
  • "Green Dolphin Street" Master Class
  • "Autumn Leaves"
  • "Giant Steps" - Vol. 1
  • "Giant Steps" - Vol. 2
  • Horace Silver - "Song For My Father"

Course duration = 06:45:14

46) Stride Piano

This course will focus mostly on stride piano and features songs by Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

Lessons in this course:

  • Basic Stride Piano Techniques
  • "Ain't Misbehavin" - Vol. 2
  • "Ain't Misbehavin" - Vol. 1
  • Jelly Roll Morton "The Crave" - Vol. 1
  • Jelly Roll Morton "The Crave" - Vol. 2

Course duration = 04:27:45

47) Diminished Harmony

In this collection, we will dig into "practical" diminished harmony and learn how to use diminished scales and chords in our improvisations and arrangements. You might also hear these techniques referred to as "Barry Harris" chords.

Lessons in this course:

  • Diminished Harmony 1
  • Diminished Harmony 2
  • Diminished Harmony 3

Course duration = 03:29:55

48) Advanced Improvisation Techniques

In this collection, I will show you how to take your improvisation to the next level with some advanced techniques like constant structure, triadic UST improv, chromaticism, pentatonics, quartals and more!

Lessons in this course:

  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 1
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 2
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 3
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 4
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 5
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 6
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 7
  • Advanced Improvisation Techniques 8

Course duration = 05:40:50

49) Blues Song Improvisation

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • "All Blues" Techniques
  • How To Create A Blues
  • "Bebop Blues"
  • Unlocking the 9 Secrets of the Blues
  • Blues and Boogie Piano

Course duration = 05:07:46

50) Blues Song Arrangements

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!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Stormy Weather"
  • "A Mid-Summer Session"
  • "Georgia On My Mind"

Course duration = 06:56:20

51) Organ Basics

In this collection you will be learning the function of all the controls on the organ so you know what button, knob or slider to change in order to create the sound you need. I will also teach you 6 “must have” organ sounds that need to be in every organist’s toolbox. These are the sounds that make you sound like a know-what-you’re-doin’ musician at the organ and help you stand out from the crowd!

Lessons in this course:

  • Hammond Organ Basics
  • 6 Must-Have Organ Sounds

Course duration = 01:52:49

52) Organ Techniques

In this collection I am going to show you some organ techniques that I have learned over the years and I’ll show you how I use the drawbars. We will discuss sustaining notes, creating pads and I’ll teach you a cool progression, some chords to go with it and improvisation, too!

Lessons in this course:

  • B3 Organ Techniques
  • Organ A Flat Shout
  • Advanced Organ Shout

Course duration = 03:12:43

53) Funk Chords & Technique

This collection focuses on chords and how to gain more fluidity in your playing. We will cover some unique exercises that will spur new ideas in your soloing while also improving your technique. These exercises work well over Funk styles, but can be applied to other styles as well!

Lessons in this course:

  • Funk Fluidity
  • Funky Phat Chords
  • Funkadiddles

Course duration = 03:38:32

54) Gospel Arrangements 3 (Classics)

In this collection, you will learn some of the more 'classic' gospel-type songs and arrangements.

Lessons in this course:

  • "The Old Rugged Cross"
  • "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Vol. 1
  • "Blessed Assurance"
  • "Wade In The Water"
  • "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

Course duration = 06:39:29

55) Easy Latin Standards

Learn some easier arrangements of classic latin standards.

Lessons in this course:

  • "The Shadow Of Your Smile"
  • "Tequila"
  • "La Cumparsita"

Course duration = 02:55:12

56) All of Me - Advanced

The focus of this course is to learn an advanced arrangement of the song "All of Me" along with improvisation.

Lessons in this course:

  • "All of Me" Arrangement - Vol. 1A
  • "All of Me" Arrangement - Vol. 1B
  • "All of Me" The Improvisation - Vol. 2A
  • "All of Me" The Improvisation - Vol. 2B

Course duration = 02:32:51

57) Funk Composition

In this collection, we will be covering all of the elements for creating a song and fast funk grooves. We will discuss how to create a groove between you and one other instrument. Often, we find ourselves in “non-traditional” situations like piano and drums only. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to create a ‘simple’ groove, how to put it together in sections, how to do some groove improvisation and use outside chords to create an interesting sound!

Lessons in this course:

  • Creating a Funk Groove
  • Composing A Groove
  • Stable Funk - Composition

Course duration = 04:07:01

58) Funk Theory

This collection includes an original song (in 3 sections) I will use to show you how to create FULL chord voicings while also creating a progression with motion using tritone substitutions and other techniques. The sound of this song will appeal to many of you, especially if you like that “smooth jazz” contemporary sound. We will also be covering improvisation over the C section, giving you more techniques to use in your soloing. If you want to learn how to create some funky piano grooves using different 16th-note rhythms, chord progressions and shifting accents then this is the collection for you!

Lessons in this course:

  • Funk Bass Grooves
  • "Funky Jazz Gospel"
  • Funky Piano

Course duration = 03:32:00

59) Funk Grooves & Riffs

In this collection, we will begin by covering some basic funky grooves. The goal is to keep you grooving with both hands. We will cover a dozen pattern variations that you can make into your own unique combinations. Then we will dive into elongating the progressions and creating a more advanced harmony. I’m also going to be showing you how to come up with cool, funky and interesting chord progressions on the spot. We’re not going to be using traditional chord progressions, so these chords will add a very unique flavor to your playing!

Lessons in this course:

  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 1
  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 2
  • Funky Fender Rhodes Grooves - Vol. 3
  • 15 Funk Grooves

Course duration = 05:07:48

60) Jazz Piano Theory - Level 5 Improvisation

In this course we will be focusing on improvisation and the steps to take to build a solo over a jazz standard.

Lessons in this course:

  • "There Will Never Be Another You" - Improvisation
  • Improvisation in 5 Steps
  • "I Get A Kick Out of You" - Advanced Improv

Course duration = 03:27:20

61) Funk Keyboard 4 (songs)

This course (from Funk Piano Lessons) will focus on how to play some popular funk-based grooves and songs.

Lessons in this course:

  • “The Way You Make Me Feel.” - Michael Jackson
  • "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • “Signed Sealed Delivered” - Stevie Wonder

Course duration = 02:53:45

62) Funk Keyboard 3 (soloing)

This course (from Funk Piano Lessons) will focus on how to improvise and build a solo over funk grooves.

Lessons in this course:

  • 10 Must-Have Funk Licks 1
  • 10 Must-Have Funk Licks 2
  • 5 Scales for Soloing
  • Soloing over the Funk Groove

Course duration = 04:05:17

63) Funk Keyboard 2 (groove)

This course (from Funk Piano Lessons) will focus on funk grooves and comping

Lessons in this course:

  • Clavinet Grooves Revealed
  • Comping Ideas For Blues Funk Grooves
  • 6 Funky Chord Progressions
  • 7 Ways to Resolve to a “I” Chord
  • Building a Funk Groove

Course duration = 05:55:42

64) Funk Keyboard 1 (technique)

This course (from Funk Piano Lessons) teaches you proper funk synth technique, rhythm and how to read funk lead sheets.

Lessons in this course:

  • Funk Keyboard Technique 1
  • Funk Keyboard Technique 2
  • Funk Rhythm Training 1
  • Funk Rhythm Training 2
  • Funk Reading 1
  • Funk Reading 2

Course duration = 05:42:40

65) Rock Piano 4 (songs part 2)

In this second part, this course (from Rock Piano Lessons) will teach you more rock piano arrangements of popular rock piano songs.

Lessons in this course:

  • Like a Prayer - Madonna
  • Saturday In The Park - Chicago
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
  • Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • New York State of Mind - Billy Joel

Course duration = 06:29:04

66) Rock Piano 3 (songs part 1)

This course (from Rock Piano Lessons) will teach you rock piano arrangements of popular rock piano songs.

Lessons in this course:

  • Adele
  • Africa - Toto
  • Caravan - Van Morrison
  • Don’t Stop Believin - Journey
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Human Nature - Michael Jackson
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Licks from Jessica - Allman Brothers

Course duration = 08:20:26

67) Rock Piano 2

This course (from Rock Piano Lessons) teaches you proper rock piano technique along with how to play rock rhythms.

Lessons in this course:

  • 11 Rock Piano Technique Tips
  • Rock Rhythm Practice 1
  • Rock Rhythm Practice 2

Course duration = 02:38:42

68) Gospel Arrangements 1

In this collection, you will learn gospel songs and arrangement techniques like how to play gospel walk ups, syncopating the bass pattern and other ideas that you can incorporate into your own piano playing. Improvisation tips that will help you structure your improvisation more are also included.

Lessons in this course:

  • "You've Got A Friend" - Vol. 1
  • "You've Got A Friend" Improvisation And Groove - Vol. 2
  • "Amazing Grace"
  • "This Little Light of Mine"
  • "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
  • Soon and Very Soon

Course duration = 08:59:33

69) Rock Piano 1

This course (from Rock Piano Lessons) teaches you the basics of how to play rock chords and technique. If you're new to the rock style, begin here.

Lessons in this course:

  • Rock Piano Chords Vol. 1
  • Rock Piano Chords Vol. 2
  • Rock Piano - Keys To Success

Course duration = 03:23:08

70) Summertime

This one lesson is so huge I made it a course. In this lesson/course you'll learn how to play an arrangement of Gershwin's Summertime along with reharmonization, improvisation and oom-pahs.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Summertime"

Course duration = 02:59:24

71) Advanced Jazz Standards 1

These more in-depth jazz standards arrangements teach you how to create a fuller-sounding arrangements by rolling up your sleeves and learning these arrangements step-by-step. Each lesson has a ton of theory embedded within it, so you learn by doing.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Take 5" - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • "Unforgettable" - Vol. 1
  • "Unforgettable" - Vol. 2
  • "Misty - Erroll Garner
  • "The Days of Wine and Roses" - Vol. 1
  • "The Days of Wine and Roses" - Vol. 2

Course duration = 07:07:43

72) Cocktail Piano 6

In this course we will continue creating arrangements, this time we will move to 3/4 time and do a full "waltz" arrangement. Next we will move on to 6/8 and learn Miles Davis's classic All Blues.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Moonlight In Vermont" - Arrangement (Part 1)
  • "Moonlight In Vermont" - Arrangement (Part 2)
  • "All Blues" - Miles Davis (Arrangement)

Course duration = 02:07:19

73) Cocktail Piano 5

In this course we will be learning how to create and play an arrangement for a faster-tempo song. We will also learn how to decide which notes and scales we can use to improvise over the song and finish by learning a complete solo.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Jordu" - Duke Jordan (Arrangement)
  • "Jordu" - Duke Jordan (Improvisation)

Course duration = 01:18:25

74) Cocktail Piano 4

In this course we will be focusing on techniques that help you move ahead with your cocktail piano playing like reharmonization and passing chords.

Lessons in this course:

  • Real World Cocktail Piano Tips
  • "I Loves You Porgy" - Gershwin (Part 1)
  • "I Loves You Porgy" - Gershwin (Part 2)

Course duration = 02:13:48

75) Boogie-Woogie (Advanced)

This course is the perfect follow up to the Boogie-Woogie (Intermediate) course and you'll learn how to play that fast, advanced boogie piano along with licks. This course is challenging so give yourself time!

Lessons in this course:

  • Advanced Boogie Woogie Part 1
  • Advanced Boogie Woogie Part 2

Course duration = 01:33:31

76) Boogie-Woogie (Intermediate)

This course is the perfect follow up to the Boogie-Woogie (Beginner) course. In this course you'll learn boogie piano by learning both a swung shuffle and a New Orleans-style straight blues. Both are broken down step-by-step.

Lessons in this course:

  • Intermediate Boogie Woogie Part 1
  • Intermediate Boogie Woogie Part 2

Course duration = 01:39:54

77) Boogie-Woogie (Beginner)

In this course you'll the basics of boogie-woogie piano. You'll learn a walking bassline, licks, riffs, transposition of riffs, intros and endings.

Lessons in this course:

  • Boogie Woogie Basics Part 1
  • Boogie Woogie Basics Part 2

Course duration = 01:44:14

78) Jazz & Blues Piano 2

This course is a continuation of Jazz & Blues Piano 1. We will focus on more advanced basslines, transcription, chord substitutions, ways to fill space and improvisation ideas.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 8
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 9
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 10
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 11
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 12
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 13
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 14

Course duration = 06:41:14

79) Jazz Standards Vol. 1

In this course you'll how to play arrangements for popular jazz standards. View the course to see the lessons inside!

Lessons in this course:

  • "My Funny Valentine"
  • "How High The Moon"
  • "When I Fall In Love"
  • "Alfie" - Burt Bacarach
  • "The Nearness of You"

Course duration = 05:53:18

80) Popular Classics Vol 3

In this course you'll learn more classic song arrangements. This course focuses on songs by Carole King, Simon and Garfunkel, Deep Purple and The Animals.

Lessons in this course:

  • "House Of The Rising Sun" - The Animals
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon And Garfunkel (Vol. 1)
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon And Garfunkel (Vol. 2)
  • My Yiddishe Momme
  • "Smoke On The Water" - Deep Purple
  • "So Far Away" - Carole King

Course duration = 05:28:33

81) Popular Classics Vol 2

In this course you'll learn more classic song arrangements. This course focuses on songs by Van Morrison, The Police, Radiohead and Eric Clapton.

Lessons in this course:

  • "This Is My Last Affair" - The Meters
  • "Tipitina" - As Played By Dr. John
  • "Paranoid Android" - Radiohead
  • "Have I Told You Lately" - Van Morrison
  • "Every Breath You Take" - The Police (Vol. 1)
  • "Every Breath You Take" - The Police (Vol. 2)
  • "Layla" - Eric Clapton (Piano Coda)

Course duration = 07:10:45

82) Popular Classics Vol 1

In this course you'll learn some classic song arrangements. This course focuses on songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby and the Doobie Brothers.

Lessons in this course:

  • "The Way It Is" - Bruce Hornsby
  • "Moondance" - Song - Van Morrison
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel
  • "Your Song" - Elton John
  • "She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel (Vol. 1)
  • "She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel (Vol. 2)
  • "Minute By Minute" - Doobie Brothers

Course duration = 07:49:21

83) Music Theory Online

In this course you'll find the lessons from my MusicTheoryOnline.com site. If you are new to music theory, this is a fantastic course to teach you the basics of theory. Worksheets and answer sheets are also included.

Lessons in this course:

  • Music Theory - Module 1
  • Music Theory - Module 2
  • Music Theory - Module 3
  • Music Theory - Module 4
  • Music Theory - Module 5
  • Music Theory - Module 6

Course duration = 05:10:20

84) Blues n' Boogie

In this collection we will be covering four different blues progressions, shuffle grooves, boogie in octaves, sliding, crushing, rolling notes and much more! This is an older course without the virtual keyboard but still has a ton of valuable info!

Lessons in this course:

  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 1
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 2
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 3
  • Blues n' Boogie - Vol. 4

Course duration = 06:19:02

85) Funk Song Arrangements 1

In this course you'll learn a bunch of cool arrangements for funk songs that you know and love. You'll also learn techniques you can use on other songs along with chord and improvisation tips!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Cantaloupe Island"
  • "Use Me" - Vol. 1
  • "Use Me" - Vol. 2
  • "Will It Go Round in Circles?" - Billy Preston
  • "Feelin' Alright"
  • "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder

Course duration = 07:16:52

86) How To Play Standards

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."

Lessons in this course:

  • 4-Layer Standards
  • How to Play Standards
  • How to Improvise Over Standards
  • 12 Days of Jazz Standards

Course duration = 05:54:38

87) Reharmonization Made Easy

The focus of this course is on reharmonization. Reharm is when we "revise" or change the harmony (chords) to create something new. This course will show you in easy steps how to create an advanced arrangement from a simple song.

Lessons in this course:

  • Reharmonizations, Progressions and Extensions
  • "Auld Lang Syne" Special Reharmonization - Vol. 1
  • "Auld Lang Syne" Special Reharmonization - Vol. 2
  • Amazing Grace Reharmonization

Course duration = 03:39:32

88) Jazz & Blues Piano 1

This course (from Play Blues Piano) teaches you how to play jazz-blues from the ground up. You'll learn different accompaniment patterns, bass lines, riffs, chord voicings and licks. This is a great course to work on after my Learn Jazz Piano (The Basics) course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 1
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 2
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 3
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 4
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 5
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 6
  • Jazz & Blues Piano Part 7

Course duration = 04:42:24

89) Holiday Song Arrangements

We have a few holiday classics in this course. If you are looking for more holiday song arrangements and improvisation ideas check out our JazzChristmasMusic.com site.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Chestnuts Roasting"
  • "Jolly Ol' Saint Nick"
  • "O Come All Ye' Faithful"
  • Scary Halloween Music
  • Arranging Christmas Songs - The First Noel
  • What Child Is This

Course duration = 06:10:07

90) Slow Blues 1

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Richard Tee - Tribute
  • Slow, Soulful Blues - Frank's Blues
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 1
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 2

Course duration = 07:02:08

91) Pentatonics and Quartals

The pentatonic scale and quartal chords are some of the most interesting and widely used techniques by jazz pianists for soloing and accompaniment over all styles. You'll learn numerous techniques in the course on how to use them in your playing.

Lessons in this course:

  • Advanced Pentatonics
  • Quartals and Pentatonic Improvisation
  • Advanced Pentatonics and Quartals - Vol. 1
  • Advanced Pentatonics and Quartals - Vol. 2

Course duration = 05:04:16

92) 2-5-1 Essentials

The 2-5-1 (ii-V-I) progression is one of the most popular progressions in jazz music. This course will show you all the "in and outs" of this progression and give you a bunch of licks to play over both major and minor 2-5-1 progressions.

Lessons in this course:

  • 2-5-1 Essentials
  • 2-5-1 Major Licks
  • 2-5-1 Minor Licks
  • Arpeggios, 2-5-1's and Tritones

Course duration = 02:51:46

93) Cocktail Piano Basics

In this course you'll learn some of the important basics of cocktail piano that setup the foundation that you can use to create your own cocktail piano arrangements.

Lessons in this course:

  • Cocktail Piano Basics - Vol. 1
  • Cocktail Piano Basics - Vol. 2
  • "Night and Day" - Vol. 1
  • "Night and Day" - Vol. 2
  • Cocktail Success

Course duration = 04:43:31

94) Organ Grooves And Riffs

In this collection we will be covering both the classic and rock organ styles. For example, we will be covering the groove and form of Deep Purple’s version of the Joe South song. We will spend a lot of time breaking down different ways of using the organ to create a groove over the chords. Improvisation techniques are also included!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Hush" - Vol. 1
  • "Hush" - Vol. 2
  • Rock Organ Tour
  • Organ Licks and Chords
  • Style of Jimmy Smith for Pianists

Course duration = 05:31:08

95) How to Memorize Songs

In this course you will learn how to analyze music and look for the clues to know where the music is headed before you get there! We will cover how to quickly analyze a song to commit it to memory.

Lessons in this course:

  • Analysis, Memorization and Transposition
  • How to Memorize & Analyze Songs 1
  • How to Memorize & Analyze Songs 2
  • Memorizing Jazz Tunes "It Could Happen To You" - Vol. 1
  • Memorizing Jazz Tunes "It Could Happen To You" - Vol. 2
  • Critical Song Analysis

Course duration = 05:57:17

96) How To Read Music

In this collection you will learn how to read sheet music. A combination of using my easy vocalization approach, learning guideposts, exercises, examples and tips will have you well on your way to becoming what I call a “Total Musician.”

Lessons in this course:

  • Reading Music Basics - Vol. 1
  • Reading Music Basics - Vol. 2
  • Reading Music Foundations

Course duration = 02:17:13

97) Great Beginning Repertoire

This course is designed to teach you songs that would be great to have in your repertoire and I think these songs represent a great beginning repertoire to practice.

Lessons in this course:

  • Happy Birthday
  • Easy Jazz Piano Lesson
  • "It Had To Be You"
  • "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"

Course duration = 03:38:09

98) Play Piano for Hours

This course is designed to show you how to create your own songs and improvisations allowing you to just "sit and play" for hours. Equal parts composition and improvisation, this has been a very popular course!

Lessons in this course:

  • Play Piano For Hours #1
  • Play Piano For Hours #2
  • Play Piano For Hours #3
  • Play Piano For Hours #4
  • Play Piano For Hours #5
  • Play Piano For Hours #6
  • Play Piano For Hours #7
  • Play Piano For Hours #8
  • Play Piano For Hours #9
  • Play Piano For Hours #9 Student Questions

Course duration = 08:23:37

99) Chord Voicings and Comping

Voicings are how you arrange the notes of the chord. Comping chords is when you add rhythm to your chords and accompany yourself or another instrument. It is important to learn both good comping and voicing techniques to make your playing interesting without being too "busy."

Lessons in this course:

  • Walking Bassline And Comping - Vol. 1
  • Walking Bassline And Comping - Vol. 2
  • Big Chords, Progressions & Fills
  • "Alice in Wonderland" Fakebook Comping - Vol. 1
  • Two-Hand Chord Voicings for Piano Part 1
  • Two-Hand Chord Voicings for Piano Part 2
  • Rootless Chords Exposed
  • Essential Comping Techniques Part 1
  • Essential Comping Techniques Part 2
  • "Alice in Wonderland" Fakebook Comping - Vol. 2

Course duration = 08:37:54

100) Funk Improvisation

Learn how to solo over funk, jazz, rock and smooth jazz styles with my four Funk Improvsation lessons. These older funk lessons emphasize improv techniques with scales and chords. Great stuff to learn!

Lessons in this course:

  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 3
  • Funk Improvisation - Vol. 4

Course duration = 05:23:33

101) Vault - Funk

These are older funk lessons but still contain a bunch of great material.

Lessons in this course:

  • Scales, Fills and Runs
  • Groove Extension And Improvisation
  • Funk Master Class 1
  • Funk Master Class 2

Course duration = 04:15:09

102) Vault - General

Vault lessons are older lessons which still contain a bunch of great material but are housed here to make it "cleaner" for you to not see a bunch of older lessons mixed with newer lessons.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 3
  • Jazz Piano Improvisation - Vol. 4
  • Piano Lesson Variety
  • Improvise in 30
  • "Over The Rainbow"
  • Accompanying a Vocalist/Instrument
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 1
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 2
  • Piano Chords - Vol. 3
  • Basics of Improvisation
  • Blues Basics
  • Hanon Mastery
  • Suzuki Piano Institute 2012 Lesson
  • "Les Miserable" Improvising

Course duration = 27:14:04

103) Intros and Endings

This collection will teach you some of the intros and endings that I have come to love. We will break each example down so you know the theory behind it and how to transpose it. Best of all, I used the songs from the site as material so I will show you how to apply these intros/endings to songs you might have already learned!

Lessons in this course:

  • Intros and Endings - Vol. 1
  • Intros and Endings - Vol. 2
  • Classic Jazz Piano Endings Part 1
  • Classic Jazz Piano Endings Part 2
  • Jazz Song Introductions

Course duration = 03:28:06

104) Latin Grooves And Riffs

Whether you want to get quickly playing some hot latin grooves, learn the basics of merengue or learn how to create that cool, relaxed Bossa Nova beat then this is the collection for you! We will also cover how to add fills and learn how to comp the chords if you are playing with a group and be learning the essence of Latin/Salsa music with a lesson on the clave and montunos. No matter your level, there is a groove here for you!

Lessons in this course:

  • Merengue Piano
  • Clave and Montunos
  • Montunos and Progressions
  • Quick Latin Grooves
  • "Salsa Bop"

Course duration = 07:06:41

105) Intermediate Jazz and Blues Improv

This course will cover creating lines over common forms like the blues and rhythm changes. I will also show you some of my tricks to take your improvisation “in or out” of the harmony to get an advanced sound. We will deal with how to improvise over ballads and uptempo tunes.

Lessons in this course:

  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 2
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 3
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 4
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 5
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 6
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 7
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 8
  • Int/Adv Jazz & Blues Improv 1

Course duration = 05:19:18

106) Jazz Improvisation Exercises

This course will show you several important licks and exercises to get your jazz improvisation skills to the next level. If you've finished Piano Essentials and Getting Faster At The Piano, this is a great course if you want to learn more about improvisation.

Lessons in this course:

  • Jazz and BeBop Exercises
  • Jazz Improvisation with Approaches
  • Creating Improvisation Lines
  • Using Quartals in Your Improvisation
  • Improvisation Over Basslines
  • Improvising Over Standards in 5 Steps
  • Improvisation Cells
  • Improvising Lines Over Songs
  • 10 Jazz and Blues Licks

Course duration = 07:13:11

107) Get Faster At The Piano

We all want to play the piano faster and be stronger in what we play. In this collection, I will show you how to achieve these characteristics in your playing through some simple exercises of both your fingers, and your mind!

Lessons in this course:

  • Practicing the piano
  • Piano Hand Coordination
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 1
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 2A - Arpeggios
  • Faster Fingers - Vol. 2B - Arpeggios

Course duration = 05:06:32

108) Beginning Jazz and Blues Improv

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!

Lessons in this course:

  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 1
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 2
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 3
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 4
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 5
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 6
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 7
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 8

Course duration = 04:42:06

109) Blues Licks & Riffs

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 1
  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 2
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 1
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 2
  • Otis Spann Licks and Runs
  • 15 Blues Licks
  • Create Otis Spann Style Licks
  • How To Create Blues Piano Licks

Course duration = 06:31:08

110) 7 Days of Improvisation

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

Course duration = 05:26:19

111) Jazz Piano Theory - Level 4 Creating Arrangements

In this course we will be focusing more on creating arrangements from lead sheets. We will cover chord shells, tensions, comping, blues progressions, bassline creation and more. We will also cover tips on how to play with a group.

Lessons in this course:

  • Putting chords to a lead sheet melody
  • Shells, Tensions and Left-hand Movement
  • Bassline Creation
  • Advanced Blues Progressions
  • Blues Improvisation Over Bassline
  • Advanced Quartal Chords and Comping
  • Inner Voice Movement
  • Working With a Group

Course duration = 08:27:50

112) Improvisation Essentials (Bonus)

In this course you'll learn a bunch of 2-5-1 licks that you can use in your improvisation. We will also cover more rock piano improvisation and minor scales.

Lessons in this course:

  • Two Minute Piano
  • Minor Scales, How And When To Use Them
  • 1-2-3-5 Patterns (Will You Still Love Me Rock Improv)
  • Ten ii-V-I Patterns (Part 1)
  • Ten ii-V-I Patterns (Part 2)

Course duration = 02:17:06

113) Improvisation Essentials (Advanced)

In this course you'll learn how to apply improvisation concepts to a variety of different styles of music. You'll also learn some more improvisation licks and patterns to bring into your playing.

Lessons in this course:

  • Autumn Leaves Part 1 (Major Scale)
  • Autumn Leaves Part 2 (Enclosures & Chord Tones)
  • Slow Blues Style Improvisation
  • Funk Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Blues Double-Stops & Bassline
  • Rock/Pop Pentatonics
  • Creating Improvisation Lines

Course duration = 03:07:51

114) Improvisation Essentials (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Improvisation Techniques for All levels
  • What is Improvisation?
  • Cycle 4 Motion
  • Cycle 4 Motion with Improvisation Pattern
  • ii-V-I Progression and Voicings
  • ii-V-I Progression with Arpeggios
  • ii-V-I-V7 of ii Progression with Enclosures
  • Chord Approaches / Enclosures & Guide Tones
  • Rhythm and Articulation

Course duration = 04:54:54

115) Cocktail Piano 3

In this course we will be focusing on the techniques needed to create your own cocktail piano arrangements. You'll learn different arranging "tricks" along with a full contemporary arrangement of "In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning."

Lessons in this course:

  • Creating Cocktail Piano Arrangements
  • In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning

Course duration = 02:02:59

116) Jazz Piano Theory - Level 3 Intermediate

In this level we will be covering the basics of reharmonization and arranging, including Dominant motion, tritone substitution, related ii chords, voicings and chord structures. I suggest that you review this material a lot before moving on to the next level where we will focus more on creating arrangements.

Lessons in this course:

  • Dominant Motion
  • Related ii Chords
  • Create an Arrangement of "Foggy Day"
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • Review - "My Ship"
  • Upper Structure Triads
  • Homework Review #1
  • Killer Voicings - "My Ship"
  • Homework Review #2

Course duration = 08:17:43

117) Jazz Piano Theory - Level 2 Scales and Chords

In level 2 we are going to focus on learning the basics of jazz theory, Major and minor harmony and chord creation. Be sure to finish Level 1 (Getting Started) before beginning this course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Lesson 1 - Major Scale Harmony & Modes
  • Lesson 2 - Triads, 7th Chords, Shells, Tensions & 2-Handed Chords
  • Lesson 3 - Diatonic 7th Chords and Improvising Over the ii-V-I Progression

Course duration = 01:19:12

118) Jazz Piano Theory - Level 1 Beginner

In level 1 we are going to focus on learning basic chord structure and improvisation. If you are new to jazz and jazz theory, this is the place to start. Move as quickly as you want through the lessons and review lessons whenever you wish!

Lessons in this course:

  • Blue Jay
  • Zoeie's Bop
  • Do'h Blues
  • Do'h Blues Improvisation
  • Chicken Pox Blues
  • Chicken Pox Blues Improvisation

Course duration = 03:02:43

119) Step-By-Step Standards

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • 4 Step Standards Mini Course - Step 1
  • Step 2 - Reharmonization
  • Step 3 - Intros, Endings and Accompaniment
  • Step 4 - Scales For Improvisation
  • Step 5 - Building a Solo Over Standards
  • "My Romance"

Course duration = 06:09:53

120) Piano Essentials (Advanced)

Learn your essential scales, chords and progression in this in-depth course. This advanced course focuses on the next 6 keys. Start with the beginner course before doing this advanced course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Warmups and Improvisation
  • Piano Essentials Key of A Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of B
  • Piano Essentials Key of D Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of E Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of E
  • Piano Essentials Key of F Sharp
  • Advanced Warm Up Exercises For Piano

Course duration = 03:34:56

121) Chord Essentials (Advanced)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Chord Essentials - Key of Ab
  • Chord Essentials - Key of B
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Db
  • Chord Essentials - Key of E
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Eb
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F#

Course duration = 02:59:16

122) Learn Jazz Piano (The Basics)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Ben's Blues Part 1
  • Ben's Blues Part 2
  • Ben's Blues Part 3
  • Ben's Blues Part 4
  • Hand Coordination Technique for Improv
  • Ben's Blues - Melody With Bassline

Course duration = 03:49:54

123) Cocktail Piano 2

In this course we will go beyond the basics and start learning comping techniques, how to fix bad chord progressions, how to move into other styles (think latin) and learn basslines, substitutions and improvisation.

Lessons in this course:

  • Summertime - Comping & Switching Styles
  • Summertime - Bassline, Comping and Improvisation

Course duration = 01:50:56

124) Cocktail Piano 1

Learn the basics of how to create cocktail piano arrangements using chordal techniques in the left hand along with style changes, basslines, tritone substitutions and improvisation.

Lessons in this course:

  • Only A Paper Moon - The Basics
  • Only A Paper Moon - Stride
  • Only A Paper Moon - Full Arrangement

Course duration = 02:37:07

125) Chord Essentials (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Chord Tips
  • 5 Ways To “Lock In” Chords At The Piano
  • Understanding Chords
  • Piano Chord Essentials - Key of C Tips
  • Chord Essentials - Key of C
  • Chord Essentials - Key of A
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Bb
  • Chord Essentials - Key of D
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F
  • Chord Essentials - Key of G

Course duration = 07:16:37

126) Rhythm Essentials

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.”

Lessons in this course:

  • Exercises in 7/8 (Willie Answers)
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 2
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 1
  • Rhythm Foundations
  • Mastering Rhythms - The Basics
  • 5 Must Have Rhythms

Course duration = 05:09:08

127) 30-Day Piano Playbook

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Getting Focused (Audio Lesson)
  • Insights for Practice
  • Playbook Days 1-10
  • Playbook Days 11-20
  • Playbook Days 21-30

Course duration = 04:53:12

128) Piano Essentials (Beginner)

Learn your essential scales, chords and progression in this in-depth course. This beginner course focuses on the 6 keys you should master first. Once complete, move on to the advanced course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Pain, Tension and Technique
  • Piano Essentials Key of C
  • Piano Essentials Key of G
  • Foundations For Beginners – Technique
  • Piano Essentials Key of D
  • Piano Essentials Key of A
  • Piano Essentials Key of B Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of F
  • Piano Essentials Practice Tips

Course duration = 04:31:38

129) Various Technique Exercises

Speed up your fingers, improve your dexterity and become more fluid at the piano or keyboard using this variety of exercises. You can move through these lessons in any order and use them to generate new practice ideas to master your technique.

Lessons in this course:

  • 6 Essential Arpeggio Exercises
  • Fingering, Arpeggios and Chords

Course duration = 02:30:27

130) Easy Jazz Standards

These easy arrangements are a great to way get started playing jazz standards. In combination with my "How To Play Standards" course, you will be well on your way to building a great jazz repertoire!

Lessons in this course:

  • "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 1 (Arrangement)
  • "When Sunny Gets Blue"
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 2 (Improvisation)
  • "Fly Me To The Moon"
  • "Moon River"
  • "As Time Goes By"

Course duration = 06:24:25

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No Bull Piano Courses:

NOTE: Courses below are listed in the order added, not the order you should practice them

1) Step-By-Step Improvisation Over Standards

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Beginner's Guide
  • Analysis and Starting Improv
  • Altered and 1/2 Whole Diminished Scales
  • Chord-Tone Boulders
  • Play and Rest
  • Targeting
  • Rhythmic Improvisation Map
  • Fingering And Flow
  • Chords and Accompaniment
  • Improvising Over A New Standard From Scratch
  • My Romance Improv Part 1
  • My Romance Improv Part 2
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 1
  • Just The Way You Are - Part 2
  • Wrap Up and Student Questions

Course duration = 17:08:19

2) Jam With Willie

Each month, jam with me over a 'to be determined' groove, progression, song, etc. At the end of the month I combine the videos in one master performance of all students!

Lessons in this course:

  • Jam #1 - Easy C Blues
  • Jam #2 - Bossa Nova
  • Jam #3 - Funk

Course duration = 00:57:40

3) No Bull Guide To Jazz Piano™ (Advanced)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Guide Tones & Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #1 - Guide Tones and Blues Chords
  • Lesson #2 - Guide Tones with Added 9th Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #3 - Simplified Rootless Jazz Chords
  • Lesson #4 - Jazz Comping Made Easy
  • Lesson #5 - Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
  • Lesson #6 - How To Create Jazz Licks
  • Lesson #7 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 1
  • Lesson #8 - Improvising Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #9 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 1
  • Lesson #10 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Fills and Turns Part 3
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Improvisation Guide Tones
  • Lesson #13 - Neighbor Tones & Enclosures
  • Lesson #14 - How To Use Enclosures for Improv
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Bebop Improvisation
  • Lesson #16 - Latin Jazz / Swing Blues
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play Jazz & Blues Basslines
  • Lesson #18 - Jazz Piano Quartal Comping
  • Lesson #19 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 1
  • Lesson #20 - Improvise Using Chord Cells Part 2
  • Lesson #21 - Altered And Diminished Scales for Improvisation
  • Lesson #22 - Altered and Diminished Scale Cells
  • Lesson #23 - Mixolydian and Diminished Jazz Etude
  • Lesson #24 - Three Advanced Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 - Three Advanced Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - Blues Turnaround Progressions
  • Lesson #27 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - Upper Structure Chord Voicings Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - 5 Ideas to Improve Your Jazz Solos

Course duration = 08:20:52

4) Practice With Willie

In this course I have created videos of me taking one particular topic and showing you how to practice it. Topics range from easy to more advanced.

Lessons in this course:

  • Episode #1 - Green Dolphin Street Locked Hand Style
  • Episode #2 - Enclosures
  • Episode #3 - Diminished Chord Tricks
  • Episode #4 - Altered Chords and Scales
  • Episode #5 - Basslines
  • Episode #6 - Scale Slipping

Course duration = 03:13:01

5) No Bull Guide To Jazz Piano™ (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • NBGJP Prep Lesson
  • Master Every Chord At The Piano Using This Exercise
  • Lesson #1 - 3 Basic Rhythms
  • Lesson #2 - 12 Bar Blues Form and Chords
  • Lesson #3 - Anyone Can Play The 12-Bar Blues
  • Lesson #4 - Chord Shells
  • Lesson #5 - Comping Chords
  • Lesson #6 - Comping & Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Lesson #7 - Jam Over The Blues
  • Lesson #8 - The Blues Scale Demystified
  • Lesson #9 - How To Improvise Over The Blues
  • Lesson #10 - How To Improvise Over The Blues Part 2
  • Lesson #11 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #12 - Blues Notes and Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #13 - Blues Triplet Rhythm
  • Lesson #14 - Blues Rolls, Tremolos and Grace Notes
  • Lesson #15 - Blues Double Stops
  • Lesson #16 - Minor Blues Progression with Rootless Chords
  • Lesson #17 - How To Play a Easy Bass Line for Minor Blues
  • Lesson #18 - How to Improvise Over Minor Blues
  • Lesson #19 - Alternate Minor Blues Bassline
  • Lesson #20 - Rhythms To Make Your Improv Sound Advanced
  • Lesson #21 - Jazz Walking Bass Made Easy
  • Lesson #22 - Easy Boogie-Woogie Bass
  • Lesson #23 -Boogie-Woogie Bass With Licks
  • Lesson #24 -Three Easy Blues Intros
  • Lesson #25 -Three Easy Blues Endings
  • Lesson #26 - 5 Blues Improvisation Scales
  • Lesson #27 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 1
  • Lesson #28 - 5 Killer Blues Licks Part 2
  • Lesson #29 - Easy Blues Piano Pentatonic Licks
  • Lesson #30 - How To Use All That You've Learned in This Course

Course duration = 09:07:33

6) No Bull Piano™

My No Bull Piano™ course features lessons that strip away the B.S. that bloats other methods. Learn new techniques, clearly explained, that you can use right away in your piano playing.

Lessons in this course:

  • Effortless Minor Improvisation
  • Anyone Can Improvise in 3 Easy Steps (For Beginners)
  • No Bull Piano Webinars
  • How To Play Blues For Hours

Course duration = 05:05:57

7) How To Play From Fakebooks

Similar to my How To Play Standards course, this course will give you a streamlined group of lessons designed to teach you how to QUICKLY spin up an arrangement from a leadsheet.

Lessons in this course:

  • How To Play From Fakebooks
  • How To Improvise Over Fakebooks

Course duration = 02:11:16

8) Scales and Chords

In this course you will learn how to create scales, find scales that work over specific chords and understand diatonic chords in detail.

Lessons in this course:

  • Finding Scale Secrets
  • Essential Scale Tricks - How To Learn Scales Faster
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 1
  • Diatonic Chords - Vol. 2
  • Dominant Bebop Scale
  • Creating Modal Chords

Course duration = 03:45:31

9) Accompany Yourself or Others

These lessons are great if you want to accompany yourself or others while singing. You will also learn more about how to effectively comp chords.

Lessons in this course:

  • "Stella By Starlight"
  • Accompaniments and Turnarounds
  • Accompaniment Toolkit

Course duration = 03:24:45

10) Blues Song Improvisation

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • "All Blues" Techniques
  • How To Create A Blues
  • "Bebop Blues"
  • Unlocking the 9 Secrets of the Blues
  • Blues and Boogie Piano

Course duration = 05:07:46

11) Blues Song Arrangements

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!

Lessons in this course:

  • "Stormy Weather"
  • "A Mid-Summer Session"
  • "Georgia On My Mind"

Course duration = 06:56:20

12) How To Play Standards

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."

Lessons in this course:

  • 4-Layer Standards
  • How to Play Standards
  • How to Improvise Over Standards
  • 12 Days of Jazz Standards

Course duration = 05:54:38

13) Slow Blues 1

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Richard Tee - Tribute
  • Slow, Soulful Blues - Frank's Blues
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 2
  • Slow, Blues Improvisation - Vol. 1
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 1
  • Slow Blues - Stormy Monday - Vol. 2

Course duration = 07:02:08

14) Beginning Jazz and Blues Improv

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!

Lessons in this course:

  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 1
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 2
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 3
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 4
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 5
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 6
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 7
  • Beginning Jazz & Blues Improv 8

Course duration = 04:42:06

15) Blues Licks & Riffs

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 1
  • ABC's of the Blues - Vol. 2
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 1
  • Gene Harris Blues Gospel Licks - Vol. 2
  • Otis Spann Licks and Runs
  • 15 Blues Licks
  • Create Otis Spann Style Licks
  • How To Create Blues Piano Licks

Course duration = 06:31:08

16) 7 Days of Improvisation

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

Course duration = 05:26:19

17) Improvisation Essentials (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Improvisation Techniques for All levels
  • What is Improvisation?
  • Cycle 4 Motion
  • Cycle 4 Motion with Improvisation Pattern
  • ii-V-I Progression and Voicings
  • ii-V-I Progression with Arpeggios
  • ii-V-I-V7 of ii Progression with Enclosures
  • Chord Approaches / Enclosures & Guide Tones
  • Rhythm and Articulation

Course duration = 04:54:54

18) Step-By-Step Standards

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • 4 Step Standards Mini Course - Step 1
  • Step 2 - Reharmonization
  • Step 3 - Intros, Endings and Accompaniment
  • Step 4 - Scales For Improvisation
  • Step 5 - Building a Solo Over Standards
  • "My Romance"

Course duration = 06:09:53

19) Piano Essentials (Advanced)

Learn your essential scales, chords and progression in this in-depth course. This advanced course focuses on the next 6 keys. Start with the beginner course before doing this advanced course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Warmups and Improvisation
  • Piano Essentials Key of A Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of B
  • Piano Essentials Key of D Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of E Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of E
  • Piano Essentials Key of F Sharp
  • Advanced Warm Up Exercises For Piano

Course duration = 03:34:56

20) Chord Essentials (Advanced)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Chord Essentials - Key of Ab
  • Chord Essentials - Key of B
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Db
  • Chord Essentials - Key of E
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Eb
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F#

Course duration = 02:59:16

21) Learn Jazz Piano (The Basics)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Ben's Blues Part 1
  • Ben's Blues Part 2
  • Ben's Blues Part 3
  • Ben's Blues Part 4
  • Hand Coordination Technique for Improv
  • Ben's Blues - Melody With Bassline

Course duration = 03:49:54

22) Chord Essentials (Beginner)

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Chord Tips
  • 5 Ways To “Lock In” Chords At The Piano
  • Understanding Chords
  • Piano Chord Essentials - Key of C Tips
  • Chord Essentials - Key of C
  • Chord Essentials - Key of A
  • Chord Essentials - Key of Bb
  • Chord Essentials - Key of D
  • Chord Essentials - Key of F
  • Chord Essentials - Key of G

Course duration = 07:16:37

23) Rhythm Essentials

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.”

Lessons in this course:

  • Exercises in 7/8 (Willie Answers)
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 2
  • Mastering Rhythms - Vol. 1
  • Rhythm Foundations
  • Mastering Rhythms - The Basics
  • 5 Must Have Rhythms

Course duration = 05:09:08

24) 30-Day Piano Playbook

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.

Lessons in this course:

  • Getting Focused (Audio Lesson)
  • Insights for Practice
  • Playbook Days 1-10
  • Playbook Days 11-20
  • Playbook Days 21-30

Course duration = 04:53:12

25) Piano Essentials (Beginner)

Learn your essential scales, chords and progression in this in-depth course. This beginner course focuses on the 6 keys you should master first. Once complete, move on to the advanced course.

Lessons in this course:

  • Pain, Tension and Technique
  • Piano Essentials Key of C
  • Piano Essentials Key of G
  • Foundations For Beginners – Technique
  • Piano Essentials Key of D
  • Piano Essentials Key of A
  • Piano Essentials Key of B Flat
  • Piano Essentials Key of F
  • Piano Essentials Practice Tips

Course duration = 04:31:38

26) Easy Jazz Standards

These easy arrangements are a great to way get started playing jazz standards. In combination with my "How To Play Standards" course, you will be well on your way to building a great jazz repertoire!

Lessons in this course:

  • "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning"
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 1 (Arrangement)
  • "When Sunny Gets Blue"
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Vol. 2 (Improvisation)
  • "Fly Me To The Moon"
  • "Moon River"
  • "As Time Goes By"

Course duration = 06:24:25

What You'll Enjoy Inside:

24/7 Access

Watch the lessons on your schedule, anytime day or night, on any device!

Piano Paths

Detailed guides so you know what to practice every time you site down at the piano.

Virtual Keyboard

Easily see every note with our proprietary virtual keyboard in the video!

Group Coaching

Join me twice a month for a 60-minute session and get your questions answered live! Normally $24/m, now included!
$24 Value

Popular Music

Play everything from the Beatles to classic Jazz Standards, Hundreds of songs are broken down.

Detailed Sheet Music

We have hundreds of pages of high-quality sheet music for you to download.

Theory & Ear Training

Train your brain and ears by doing. Each lesson covers theory in new ways so you learn faster.

Private Lessons

Students can optionally pay for a private lesson directly with me if they need it. This lets you pay only for what you need.
Optional

Dexterity & Fluidity

You'll get lessons on technique that other teachers either don't share...or don't know!

Backing Tracks

Hours and hours of backing tracks are included to make your practice more fun and engaging.

Community

You're not alone! Find answers and connect with other students in our forum and social community.

Improvisation

Anyone can improvise with my system. If you've always wanted to improvise...I'll teach you.

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"Taken lessons for many years from others but nobody knows music and how to teach music like Willie. He is able to accommodate to many different skill levels effortlessly and with great thought. Highly recommended, you won’t be sorry."

BOB TREVINO

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"On line coaching is very necessary for me to ask the questions or get the advice from the teacher on my playing! Even I don’t have any questions on that day, I still can learn a lot from others!"

LULU YANG

Taiwan

Who is Willie?

I'm a Berklee College of Music grad, been teaching over 30 years, toured internationally, recorded several albums, written over a dozen books on music and have been teaching online for almost 20 years!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this site good for beginners?

If you are an absolute beginner, meaning you don't know the notes of the keyboard, have never played a song or have no idea what a quarter-note means, you should look at my HomeSchoolPiano program which is perfect for absolute beginners.

If you've been playing for a few months you have all the skill you need to be successful here at Jazzedge. My students range from beginners to pros. You'll find all the lessons you need here to "level up" your piano playing.

Read "How Do I Not Get Overwhelmed With All This Content?" below...

Do you have a free trial?

Yes, all of our memberships now come with a 14-day free trial. This means you have 2 weeks to try ALL of the lessons. After 14 days you can download the sheet music and resources.

If you'd rather not enter your credit card information, we also offer a limited free trial.

I'm put off my the word "Jazz" in Jazzedge. Is this site only jazz?

Not at all. I have hundreds of lessons ranging from funk to rock, blues to latin, theory to ear training and even beginner classical piano lessons. 

Over a dozen musical styles are covered in my lessons.

So, why Jazzedge? Well, when I started my online businesses in 2000...yes that long ago, I wanted to created a name that joined together my love for jazz and education. That became JazzED which eventually morphed into JazzEdge. We actually spelled it as JazzEDge for a while.

So Jazzedge is not only for the 'elite' player. Jazzedge takes the best of jazz, its creativity and improvisational spirit, to create an online learning experience like no other.

As one of my students likes to say "Your lessons don't just teach me a song, they teach me HOW to learn."

How do I not get overwhelmed with all this content?

Most students ask me "Where do I start with all these lessons?"

There are four "levels" that I suggest you follow:

1. Start with the courses. The first 12 courses are laid out in order that you should learn them. If you've worked through the first 12 courses then you'll have the skills necessary to know where to go next.

2. Check out my Piano Transformation Paths™ which give you more detailed practice paths to follow. Pulling from multiple lessons and courses, these paths will help guide you toward a specific goal.

3. Group coaching is help every other week. Please attend...it's included in your membership. Many students fail to realize that they can submit a video of their playing (or play live) during coaching to get my feedback. My coaching students work with me live, ask questions, get feedback and direction on how to improve and what they should practice next.

4. Finally, if you need a more personal touch, private lessons are available (additional cost) for Jazzedge members. Schedule and pay for a lesson for me then we can meet 1-on-1 and put together a plan for your playing!

Can I download the lessons?

You can download all of the sheet music, jam tracks and stream the videos as much as you like. Video downloading is not available at Jazzedge. However, most of the lessons at Jazzedge (with a few exceptions) can be found at our Piano Lesson Store where you can purchase them individually and download them to your computer.

Is new content being added to the site?

Yes! we regularly add new content to the site. Best of all, we add new songs and styles so it's never long before you find something new to be interested in learning.

Do I need any special keyboard or equipment?

No. Any piano or keyboard will do just fine. The keyboard I use in my lessons is a Yamaha DGX 625 but you can use any keyboard. Your keyboard should be at least 4 octaves (5 is better) and have full-sized keys. To view the video and use the site, any laptop, computer, tablet or smart phone will be fine to view the lessons. As long as you're connected to the internet, you're good!

Do you offer any money-back guarantee?

Yes! I want you to be happy with your lessons, so if you're not 100% happy with the lessons, your purchase is backed by my Piano-Success™ Guarantee.  Simply contact us within 30 days and we will credit what you paid toward any lesson in our lesson download store.

How do I cancel my membership?

On your dashboard you'll see a link to subscriptions. Simply go to that page and every subscription you have will be listed there with a cancel link.

Any hidden fees or contracts?

Absolutely not! You can manage your account easily from your dashboard. You can upgrade or downgrade your membership at any time. And, if you need help, just chat in and we will be happy to help!

What if I need help?

All membership levels can chat in using the orange chat bubble in the bottom right of each page. If you have a music related question, that is best answered in our group coaching or private lesson. 

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