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5 Important Shapes for Left-Hand Piano Voicings

Sometimes left-hand voicings can seem like a tricky concept for beginning jazz piano students because they have to know a fair amount of music theory in order to play the voicings properly.  Theory is...

The #1 Myth of the Hammond Organ

There is a myth that still perpetuates today that Hammond B3 players usually play bass with their feet, comp with their left hand, and solo with their right hand.  This is a myth that...

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...

Piano Fingerings for All Major Scales

The major scales are incredibly important to know, and every musician should learn their major scales in all keys on their instrument. There are 12 major scales by sound and 15 major scales by sight!...

Cheat Sheet for ii-V-I Left-Hand Piano Voicings

One of the first things a jazz pianist should learn to do is navigate left-hand voicings.  Learning to voice chords is VERY important for pianists looking to sound like an authentic jazz musician.  Left-hand...

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...

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...
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...

Left-Hand Comping Handout: St. Thomas

Learn Jazz Standards is a website for all instrumentalists, and even vocalists; however, given that piano is my primary instrument, I will occasionally put some piano articles up. Also, piano is the most useful...
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Jazz Piano Voicings 101

Many beginning jazz piano students are mystified by jazz piano voicings.  This video contains a few basic concepts that can help beginning jazz piano students and non-pianists get going with same basic jazz voicings. What...

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