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PREMIER COURSE

Jazz Piano 101: Introduction to Jazz Piano

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:

Course Details:

Course Teacher: willie
Course Start Date: April 1st, 2024
Course End Date: May 31st, 2024
Recital Date: May 28th, 2024
Premier Access Expires On: July 15th, 2024

Course Syllabus:

  • Class 1
    • Creating a simple arrangement from a lead sheet using shells
  • Class 2
    • Filling out the shell arrangement by adding chord tones and tensions
  • Class 3
    • Creating an arrangement with rootless chords for group playing
  • Class 4
    • Accompany yourself (or others) while singing using chords
  • Class 5
    • Bassline creation for solo piano or to accompany yourself or others
  • Class 6
    • How to approach improvisation over the song with some licks and ideas written out for you

See answers to common questions about Premier courses

Yes. You must be a Premier member to take this course. Premier memberships are flexible and you can cancel at any time.

To take this course you must have a Premier-level membership. Sign up here.

These are YOUR lessons so you get to decide how and when you participate. However, in order to get a completion certificate at the end of the course, you will need to submit the assignments.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if you want to do the homework or join in on the live sessions.

Assignments are optional. However, in order to receive a certificate of completion, you must submit and pass all assignments before the end of the course.

You can submit your assignment at any time as long as the course is running. Check the main course page to see when the course ends.

You can submit assignments in any order. This means you can submit them out of order if you wish.

What if the assignment is too difficult for me?

You can alter the assignment to make it easier for yourself. For example, try playing an easier left-hand part, or maybe just submit the melody alone. Point is, it is best to submit something rather than nothing.

Absolutely! Premier Courses are scheduled at various times throughout the year, much like college courses. If you happen to miss the start of a course, don't worry—you can always enroll in the next session. Additionally, these courses offer flexible learning options, including live sessions, interactive assignments, and community support, ensuring that you can catch up and stay on track with your learning goals whenever you join.

Master music with ease using SmartMusic

Available exclusively in our Premier Courses, SmartMusic allows you to:
Hear an audio playback of each example
slow down or speed up the tempo
transpose into any key
loop sections for perfect practice

Imagine having access to SmartMusic like this

With Premier Courses, you do!
Released on: April 1st, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 1 (Melody with Shells)

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Live Class on: April 1st, 2024 at 03:00pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Released on: April 8th, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 2 (Shells Filled Out)

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Live Class on: April 8th, 2024 at 03:45pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Released on: April 15th, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 3 (Rootless Chords)

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Released on: April 22nd, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 4 (Accompany Yourself or Others)

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Live Class on: April 22nd, 2024 at 03:00pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Released on: April 29th, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 5 (Basslines)

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Live Class on: April 29th, 2024 at 03:00pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Released on: May 6th, 2024 at 12:00am
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Class 6 (Improvisation Basics)

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Live Class on: May 6th, 2024 at 03:00pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Live Class on: May 13th, 2024 at 04:00pm
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Live Teacher "Check-in"

Jazz Piano 101 Student Recital

Course ID: 3172
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