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3 chorus Performance Assessment: outline

Task: Record and submit a 3 chorus performance of the waltz “Someday My Prince Will Come” with a course playalong (attached at the bottom of this article). The first and …

Wrapping Up

Congratulations, you have completed the third course. I hope you feel you are now able to: Apply your understanding of the devices used in modulation Explore the role of strong …

Course Videos

Learn Jazz Piano This step describes the content of this course, as well as upcoming courses which will build on what you have learned here. Part I: Begin with the …

My Recordings

If you are interested in any of my recordings, many of which have been referred to in the course, then they can be downloaded from my Bandcamp site http://raydinverno.bandcamp.com – …

Viewing and Listening

Here are some tracks :- MIles Davis Sextet “On Green Dolphin Street” (1958) from “Jazz Track” Bill Evans Trio “On Green Dolphin Street” (1959) Keith Jarrett Trio “On Green Dolphin …

Learning Outcomes

At the end of Week 6 you should be able to :- Know of the voicings, the basic rooted chords and “Ray’s” chords (where appropriate) for the major seventh, minor …

Exercises

Please consider sharing your recordings and I particularly recommend Soundcloud for doing this. Play a blues in C with a playalong using two note thinner voicings in the left hand …

Exercises and Listening

This video reviews the section on chord theory and indicates which are the important parts for you to consider working on. It also includes some suggestion for viewing and listening. …

Playing “Entering” solo

I illustrate triads over unrelated roots by playing and improvising solo over Jan Garbarek’s tune “Entering”. You can download the chart for “Entering” in PDF format at the bottom of …

Triads over unrelated roots

We have a first look at the advanced topic of playing triads over unrelated roots. You can download the charts for “How Deep Is The Ocean” and “Lament (first four …