Jazzedge Academy now Live!

Moving forward, Jazzedge will be accepting new students only to Jazzedge Academy and HomeSchoolPiano. There are several recorded webinars that explain Jazzedge Academy in depth. If you have a membership to Jazzedge or any other site, you will continue to have access to those sites and keep your rate for as long as your membership…

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 1) 189) All Rootless 2-5 Voicings in Left Hand (Part 2) 190) Create a Basic Blues Arrangement from a Lead Sheet (Part 1) 191) Create a Basic Blues Arrangement from…

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! Find the lessons at https://thetotalmusician.com.

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 at https://summerpianojam.com. If you’re a Premier member, you will have access to the new 2022 SPJ material. However, if you purchase the upgrade (or full program) you’ll be able to…

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 (3 in total) so that you have the option of learning all or some of the arrangement while still being able to play the complete song. We will cover some…

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, visit the Premier page for details.

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 find them in the Jazzedge site.

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 the lesson. If you do not see them, try quitting your browser and logging back in. New SBTD lessons will be added tomorrow. They also needed to be re-edited to…

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 here to view the lesson (you must be logged in as a Jazzedge member to view) There is no backing/iRealPro track for this lesson because we are focusing on accompanying…

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 going directly to https://thetotalmusician.com/login and entering your username and password. For those of you who are tech heads, the issue seems to be with PHP 8.0. I’ll update you here when the…

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 at Jazzedge

Jazz Piano Daily – 5 New Lessons

I added five new lessons to Jazz Piano Daily today: 180) Quickly Change Your Comping Chord Voicings 181) Groovy Dominant 7th Chords 182) Funky Bassline Fills 183) Understanding Two-Hand Voicings 184) Putting Voicings to Stella By Starlight (RW) Login to Jazz Piano Daily to see these lessons.

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