Jazz Piano Skills

Jazz Piano Skills

A podcast introducing aspiring Jazz Pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Professional Jazz Piano Lessons by Dr. Bob Lawrence, President The Dallas School of Music

Episodes

June 6, 2023 59 mins

Welcome to Jazz Piano Skills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every Jazz Piano Skills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Db/C#' Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisa...

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Welcome to Jazz Piano Skills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every Jazz Piano Skills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Chunks, Shapes, and Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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A sequential thought process for practicing i...

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May 23, 2023 52 mins

Welcome to Jazz Piano Skills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every Jazz Piano Skills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play  Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce." In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Welcome to Jazz Piano Skills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every Jazz Piano Skills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Ab' Altered Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Impr...

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Welcome to Jazz Piano Skills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every Jazz Piano Skills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Ab' Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisatio...

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Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Practice Mistakes. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Three HUGE mistakes that you want to av...

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April 25, 2023 49 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play  Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite." In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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The Charlie Parker Beb...

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Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Eb' Altered Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvis...

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April 11, 2023 53 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Eb' Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisation Ex...

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April 4, 2023 53 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!

I am thrilled to welcome back to JazzPianSkills, Dr. JB Dyas. Dr. JB Dyas has been a leader in jazz education for the past two decades. Currently, Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs, includin...

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March 28, 2023 51 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!

I am thrilled to welcome to JazzPianSkills, Dr. JB Dyas. Dr. JB Dyas has been a leader in jazz education for the past two decades. Currently, Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs, including Jaz...

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March 21, 2023 55 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play  Charlie Parker's "Ornithology." In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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The Charlie Parker Bebop ...

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Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Bb' Altered Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvis...

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Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'Bb' Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisation Ex...

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February 28, 2023 72 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!

Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Brent Vaartstra (Jazz musician, guitarist, author, podcaster, and jazz coach living in New York City. Brent is the founder and visionary behind the website LearnJazzStandards which helps musicians of all instruments level up their jazz playing without the overwhelm. Br...

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February 21, 2023 51 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play  Jimmy Giuffre's "Four Brothers." In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'F' Altered Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisa...

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February 7, 2023 52 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Jazz Improvisation Exercises for 'F' Sounds. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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Jazz Improvisation Exe...

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January 31, 2023 45 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!

Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play intentional Hand Shifts using Major, Augmented, Minor, and Diminished Triads. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:

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January 24, 2023 61 mins

Welcome to JazzPianoSkills! I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence, and it's time to Discover, Learn, and Play Jazz Piano!

Today I welcome to JazzPianoSkills Canadian Jazz Pianist and Educator Peter Friesen. Peter began piano lessons at age 6. He paid for his lessons by mowing his piano teacherʼs lawn. At age 12, he became a rock star after seeing pictures of Rick Wakeman and thinking Rick looked like Jesus.

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