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http://www.freejazzlessons.com/ Bebop Jazz Lick Lesson. Ready for some free jazz piano lessons? Well, in this this video I’m going to show you a very cool lick that you can use over a very famous jazz piano chord progression.

This jazz piano riffs video is not long. In fact, it’s just a short jazz piano lesson on how to play a minor ii – V- i lick. 2-5-1

This is definitely one of my oldest videos. In fact, it was filmed in 2011. Our newest jazz piano lessons feature more advanced recording technology, lighting, and sound. Please make sure you stop by our site to get the notation and lots more jazz piano lessons and jazz piano riffs.

Improvisation – Jazz Piano Lessons – Sounds Good at Slow Tempo

Do your fingers seem to only have one speed—slow?
Want something bluesy you can play slowly and still sound great?

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott shows you how to use a 12 measure pattern to create a great bluesy sound that sounds great played slowly.

The example for these piano lessons are taught in the key of C two octaves down from Middle C.

The order to play the chords follows the 12 measure pattern:
C-C-C-C-F-F-C-C-G-F-C-C

Frequently you will see the C7, F7, G7 played, but today we are going to make it even simpler and use a variation of the C, F and G Chords for your left hand part.

We will just be using the two outside notes (removing the middle note of the triad) of the chords for this pattern.

C = C,E,G: We will play the C & G.
F = F,A,C: We will play just the F & C.
G = G,B,D: We will play the G & D.

After playing the two outside notes, we will keep the pinkie on the root but will then move the thumb up one step and play that. So the pattern will look like this:

1. C & G and C & A
2. C & G and C & A
3. C & G and C & A
4. C & G and C & A
5. F & C and F & D
6. F & C and F & D
7. C & G and C & A
8. C & G and C & A
9. G & D and G & E
10. F & C and F & D
11. C & G and C & A
12. C & G and C & A

Another way to look at it is:

C & G and C & A (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 4
F & C and F & D (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 2
C & G and C & A (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 2
G & D and G & E (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 1
F & C and F & D (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 1
C & G and C & A (playing quarter notes 4 times= 1 measure) X 2

Then repeat over and over again! Added bonus—at the end of each 12 measure pattern before you go back up to the top, you can play a G augmented (G aug) F, B, D# in your right hand

Practice playing the left hand pattern solely until you get to the point that you can play it pretty easily without having to think too hard or until your hand has that muscle memory.

Once you get the left hand pattern down, you are ready to tackle the right hand part. With your right hand, you will be improvising. Just stick to all the white notes with the exception of the Bb. If you want to, you can also include the Eb. If you stick to playing only those keys you will never hit a clam.

The key is to keep your pattern in the left hand playing slowly and consistently at the same tempo.

Have fun with this slow blues pattern. It is a great chance to practice your improvising!

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Improvisation – Jazz Piano Lessons – Sounds Good at Slow Tempo

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By the end of the Beginner Lessons, you’ll be:
Forming chords in your mind instantly like magic.
Playing jazz chords on the piano, effortlessly putting hands to keys (without thinking about it!)
Soloing and all of a sudden finding the right notes that sound good for the chord you’re on, amazed and in utter disbelief that you could play so well.

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Jazz Piano Lessons for Beginners – Introduction to Jazz Piano

How to Play Piano Chords for Beginners – easy jazz piano lessons teaching chords for beginners to improvisation. Play beautiful chords as quickly as possible while learning proven improvisation techniques.

Horace Silver “Song for My Father” (Jazz Piano Lessons)

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, David Benoit show you how to play “Song For My Father.”

If you want to watch a video of Scott teaching simply the bare, bones version of the song first, click the link below.

Benoit and Houston discuss the importance of quality “seat time” PLAYING songs versus practicing. As a working musician, Benoit shares that he usually works from a lead sheet not from traditional sheet music.

First, David demonstrates the right hand melody line part then the left hand bossa nova beat. Houston and Benoit share a tip to use if you are struggling with hand independence when playing with both hands together.

Houston simply wants to help you teach yourself piano skills to get you having some fun at a piano as quickly as possible.

The video concludes with a great performance of “Song For My Father”on piano by David Benoit.

Scott Houston is the host of The Piano Guy television series on Public Television and has taught hundreds of thousands of folks like yourself, how to have some fun on their piano or keyboard. He wants to help you get there too—as quickly as possible.

The following topics are discussed in this video:
left hand bossa nova beat
F & C chords
the root and the fifth
similarity to Steely Dan’s “Rickie Don’t Use That Number”
AA song format

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Horace Silver “Song for My Father” (Jazz Piano Lessons)

This lesson covers how to use the right sustain pedal on piano.

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Jazz piano lessons for beginners to jazzy chords and improvisation. Lessons are meant to get you playing beautiful chords as quickly as possible while teaching you the fundamentals of improvisation.

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Here I demonstrate how to play jazz piano chords for beginners using a totally new way of learning. The chords and techniques used are based on all of the previous lessons in this series.
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Jazz piano lessons for beginners to jazzy chords and improvisation. Lessons are meant to get you playing beautiful chords as quickly as possible while teaching you the fundamentals of improvisation.

HD 720p Available!

More free video lessons on jazzy chords and improvisation at http://www.pianobreaks.com

PDF guide download at http://pianobreaks.com/pianobreaks-basics-pdf/

This is a video on how to play piano chords for beginners, and this particular lesson introduces ‘wave chords,’ one of my favorite techniques, for you to use in your soloing.

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Jazz piano lessons for beginners to jazzy chords and improvisation. Lessons are meant to get you playing beautiful chords as quickly as possible while teaching you the fundamentals of improvisation.

HD 720p Available!

More free video lessons on jazzy chords and improvisation at http://www.pianobreaks.com

Ever wondered, how long does it take to learn piano? I’ve created a video that talks about common mistakes students make when learning piano.

Just like learning anything in life, if you want to improve your skills you need to put in the time. Now, the question is…how much time is that?

Well, it depends. In the video I talk about how the question “how long does it take to learn piano” is not really the right question.

Instead, you need to focus on a few other piano practice elements. Watch this video to learn more.

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