Introduction Drop 2 and 4 voicings are very effective and consistent, and ideal for beginners to start grasping what each chord in a jazz standard is made of. Let's take a look at Afternoon In Paris chord by chord and learn how to play the chord progression using drop 2 and 4 voicings. We actually... Continue Reading →
Vince Guaraldi plays one of the most beautiful jazz piano in the album: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Here are three piano video lessons showing a few techniques he uses during his solos. https://youtu.be/GFqtAKGUOjo https://youtu.be/5ysbX-vj40U https://youtu.be/azkDLCWu0wg If you want to learn more about jazz piano check our website https://mdecks.com and subscribe to the mDecks Music Youtube... Continue Reading →
Introduction As a piano player you have surely come across chord symbols in jazz standards lead sheets. These chords are embedded with a huge amount of information and trying to interpret the actual meaning of these chords could sometimes be overwhelming. How to Play Rootless Voicings? Start by playing the regular chord as a 7th... Continue Reading →
In the process of writing The Jazz Standards Progressions Book Series I realized the need to express a very common harmonic event with a new symbol. So far we had solid and dotted arrows and brackets to express II-V relationships and their resolutions. However there isn't any symbol to show a Major 7th chord that... Continue Reading →
Today we submitted the new version of 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free.
I added 4 modules that are available as in-app purchases,using the method I described on my previous post In App Purchase
60 Top Hat Piano Grooves is a great piano app for piano students and players who want to improve their comping technique in many different styles.
We will see how long it takes…