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Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - Vol 1

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9 Videos | Length: 1hr 38min 50sec
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    Scales, Modes, Triads, & Voicings

    After playing an intro song, Andy Laverne starts us off with the basics of scales, modes, triads, and voicings.

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    Right Hand Lines, Phrasing, & Mode Exercises

    He then goes into the importance of playing linear right hand lines as well as going over phrasing and different mode exercises.

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    Chord Voicing & Playing With a Group

    Andy talks about creating chord voicing from the notes of the scales used and playing them within a group.

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    Pentatonic Scale & Transposing to Different Keys

    Here Andy goes over the pentatonic scale used through out most of the series and how to transpose to various keys.

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    Melody, Chords, and Improvising with Modes for 'All the Things You Are'

    We are introduced to the song "All the Things You Are" and shown the melody, chord structure, and improvising with different modes.

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    'All the Things You Are' Voicing & Comping

    Andy continues with "All the Things You Are" showing us rootless voicing and comping.

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    Playing 'All the Things You Are', Performance Advice, & Play Along

    The band plays "All the Things You Are" and then Andy gives some performance advice.

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    'Blue Cycle' Technical Discussion & Symetric Diminished Scales

    Now we are introduced to the song "Blue Cycle" and discuss the technical aspects of the blues as well as symetric diminished scales.

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    'Blue Cycle' Discussion Continued & Performance By the Band

    In this final video, Andy continues the discussion of "Blue Cycle" and a final performance by the band.

Product Overview


In this Vintage Homespun video series you’ll study with a jazz piano virtuoso and jam with some of the best Jazz players! Andy LaVerne delves into the intricacies of jazz improvisation, chord voicings, rhythm comping and other techniques in the modern jazz styles developed by Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Andy himself.

Starting with a study of scales and modes, Andy teaches arrangements for pop standards, dissects chord changes, explores blues/jazz soloing and gives you essential improvising tools.

You can then use Andy's teachings in both solo or ensemble playing via a series of practice sessions, recorded with and without the piano, allowing you to play along with and be a part of, the group's creative process! Check it out today.


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Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - Vol 1 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Some good ideas Some good ideas in here, but the pace is very fast & the explanations are OK. Don't dive in unless you have strong theory knowledge to begin with.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful introduction into modal scales! This really helped me to get into playing the modal scales. I took away some exercises that I included in my daily practice. I am just a beginner of jazz piano and for that it was really helpful.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful rudiments! Great insights to modal voicings.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great start I am looking forward to covering the spectrum afforded to me in this subscription.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from lots of great info. great information - lots to work on
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent technics! I liked this video since the first minute. It really is very easy to understand and learn.
Date published: 2017-12-04
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