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In the Creative Pianist Toolkit, we will be focusing on learning "Let It Be" and "Green Onions" along with theory and improvisation.

Creative Pianist Toolkit teaches you Theory, Arranging & Improvisation for each song, giving you a full view of each piece. Learning these three elements helps you to master the entire song by giving you all the tools needed to analyze, play, memorize and improvise over each song.

Explore the enchanting world of "Advanced Jazz Piano Arranging" as we delve into the timeless gem Chelsea Bridge composed by Billy Strayhorn in 1941. Aptly described as an impressionistic jazz standard, this piece, initially recorded with Duke Ellington, has graced the repertoire of jazz legends like Joe Henderson and Tommy Flanagan.

In this course, we'll dissect the fundamental structure of the tune and craft a comprehensive solo piano arrangement in the classic jazz ballad style. Students will master techniques to enrich and amplify their arrangements, utilizing the entire piano to create depth and resonance. Additionally, we'll explore techniques for adding vibrant colors and dynamic fills, along with incorporating basic stride piano techniques. Join us as we embark on a journey to elevate your jazz piano arranging skills to new heights.

Whether you're new to the genre or seeking to refine your skills, this Jazz Piano 101 course offers an immersive exploration of jazz piano fundamentals.

This course offers a foundational exploration of jazz piano principles suitable for students seeking a comprehensive understanding of the genre. Ideal for beginners to jazz piano and those looking to strengthen their fundamentals, Jazz Piano 101 provides a structured approach to learning jazz piano techniques and concepts.

Throughout the course, students will acquire essential skills necessary for proficient jazz piano performance. Topics covered include:

From mastering the iconic 12-bar blues progression to understanding blues scales and improvisation techniques, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the blues genre. Through interactive exercises, practical demonstrations, and personalized feedback, you'll hone your piano skills and cultivate your unique musical voice.

By the end of Blues Piano 101, you'll feel empowered to confidently play and create blues music independently. Whether you aspire to perform on stage or simply want to serenade your friends and family at home, this course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to express yourself through the power of the blues.

In this new semester of the Creative Pianist Toolkit, we will be focusing on learning two new songs along with theory and improvisation.

Creative Pianist Toolkit teaches you Theory, Arranging & Improvisation for each song, giving you a full view of each piece. Learning these three elements helps you to master the entire song by giving you all the tools needed to analyze, play, memorize and improvise over each song.

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