How Jazz Pianists and Guitarists Can Play Together

A while back I was playing a monthly gig at a jazz club here in New York City, and afterwards the pianist came up to me (I'm a guitarist) and said: "Man, we're really...
Encyclopedia of 2 hand Jazz Piano Vocings

Encyclopedia of Two-Hand Jazz Piano Voicings

Two-Hand piano voicings are essential for jazz pianists when comping behind melodists and soloists.  This is an short "encyclopedia" with 1-2 voicings for most of the chords jazz pianists are likely to encounter. This handout...

Encyclopedia of Left-Hand Jazz Piano Voicings

This PDF will be a BIG help to many jazz pianists and other instrumentalists who want to get better at voicing chords in their left hand! Many players could benefit from having this reference sheet,...

Two Beginning Jazz Piano Voicings

I recently did a post about 12 beginning jazz guitar voicings.  I'm following up that post with this article on beginning jazz piano voicings. After ten years of teaching jazz combos and teaching private jazz...

Left-Hand Piano Voicings for ii-V7-I’s

Left-hand rootless piano voicings were an innovation introduced by numerous piano players in the 1950s.  Rootless left-hand voicings are considered to be essential, must-know voicings by most modern jazz piano players, but you won't hear them...
Learning Weekly Jazz Voicings

Learning Weekly Jazz Voicings

Pianists and guitarists need to know a LOT of different voicings in order to function. I suggest working a new voicing into your bag of voicings every week. This will expand your palette of...
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Bill Dobbin’s Evolution of Solo Jazz Piano

Bill Dobbins is an extraordinary jazz pianist with a spectacular ability to convincingly sound like ANY other jazz pianist.  These are two of the most inspiring jazz piano videos on the internet.  Watch as...
Jazz Chords For Dummies

Jazz Chords For Dummies

Probably one of the most prominent characteristics of jazz music is it's rich harmony.  As opposed to many other forms of music, it's full of intricate chord progressions and full bodied chords. To an...

Piano Fingerings for Dorian Minor Scales

The Dorian Minor Scale is a very useful scale; it is arguably the most useful minor scale for jazz musicians.  It is the top scale choice for most jazz musicians when improvising over a minor...

Piano Fingerings for 15 Natural Minor Scales

Recently we put up the piano fingerings for the major scales.  It is important for all musicians to familiarize themselves with scales, and learning them on the piano is helpful to all musicians because...

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