9 New JPD Lessons

Just added: 185) Sharp 11 Improvisation Lick 186) V-IV-I Country Blues Lick 187) Funky Blues Riff 188) All Rootless 2-5 Voicings in Left Hand (Part…

New Lessons at TheTotalMusician

THREE new TheTotalMusician musicians have been released today! Mike Marble has added 2 new “De-Mystifying Rhythm” Sessions and a new Vocal Heath lesson from Anna!…

Summer Piano Jam On Sale

Save $100 off Summer Piano Jam for a limited time. This year you’ll have a chance to play with a live bass player! Learn more…

Just Released – Lullaby of Birdland

In this lesson we will learn a famous jazz standard written by a great jazz pianist, George Shearing. We will treat each ‘A’ section differently…

Premier now available!

My Premier membership is now available for order up until Saturday, May 21st at 9am ET. To learn more about Premier, or to sign up,…

SBTD Lessons Released

Now that we have fixed the reversing issue on Standards by the Dozen™, 2 new lessons have been released: Round Midnight & Desafinado. You can…

SBTD ’22 Lessons Fixed

Today I fixed the Standards by the Dozen™ lessons that had a “flipped” image of Paul. The new videos should be showing up when viewing…

PACE #15 Released

This is the last lesson in the Piano Accompaniment Essentials™ course and in it we are focusing on how to accompany yourself while singing. Click…

TheTotalMusician Dashboard Issue

TheTotalMusician ‘My Dashboard’ should be working now but it might fail again while they are testing.  You should be able to login during testing by…

TCI Ex. 39 Added

In this exercise we will learn the 12-bar blues progression and learn how to create a bassline that we will later improvise over. View lesson…

JPC glossary / key

  • RH – right hand
  • LH – left hand
  • HT – hands together
  • CM – contrary motion (to move in opposite directions)
  • Harmonically – to play as chords (all notes together at once)
  • Melodically – to play as a melody (single note) – arpeggiate
  • R7, R3, R37 – chord shells (Root-7th, Root-3rd, Root-3rd-7th respectively)
  • bpm – beats per minute. Refers to the metronome setting