Are you Ready for Upper Structure Quartals? Take this Quiz to find out.

The Upper Structures Piano Voicings & Improvisation Vol.2 course is dedicated to the use of quartals as upper structures over jazz standards chord. Upper Structure For Piano Voicings & Improvisation Vol.2 QUARTALS Quartals are very effective when used as upper structures, and offer sounds which are not obtained when using upper structure triads. In this... Continue Reading →

How to Play Piano Chords in 12 Levels (using different techniques from Beginner to Insane)

Here's a short list of how to play piano chords in 12 levels, using different techniques from beginner to insane. What are the 12 levels of playing chords at the piano? Root Position | Closed Voicings InversionsOpen Voicings | Drop VoicingsOctave Displacement & DuplicatesExtensionsRootlessFunctional Chord/Chord-scales pairingsUpper Structure TriadsUpper Structure QuartalsHexatonicsStacked StructuresPoly-Structured Clusters https://youtu.be/96jZ14tPWNY Here are... Continue Reading →

How to Play Upper Structure Triads on Piano

How to play upper structure triads on the piano? 1. Find the correct chord/chord-scale pairing for the chord. 2. Classify your notes into inside note and outside notes. 3. Within the inside notes determine which is the root, the guide-tones, and the available tensions 4. Find triads that are all built with inside notes and contain at least one available tension 5. Play that triad on your right hand while playing the root on the two guide tones on your left hand

A Universal Encyclopedia of Scales

“There are 2048 scales in music, no more, no less. 12 of them are intervals (scales with only two notes), and 344 of the other 2036 scales are source scales” A complete encyclopedia of scales has always been on every musician’s wish-list.  There are many reasons why having a collection containing all scales in music... Continue Reading →

Upper Structures over complete Jazz Standards Progressions

There are many ways to expand and develop a chord-voicings vocabulary. A standard approach is to stack simple structures (triads, quartals, dyads) on top of other simple ones, thus creating a richer color palette for your voicings. These structures are usually called Upper Structures. In the Upper Structures over complete Jazz Standards Progressions book collection... Continue Reading →

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