Exploring Jazz Piano - Part 2

with Tim Richards

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Intermediate 60 lessons (3h 36m) Sheet music included Backing tracks included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

This course is the second one based on Tim Richards' 'Exploring Jazz Piano, Volume 1', which was awarded the prestigious Music Industries Association Award in 2006 for 'Best Pop Publication'. The overall level is intermediate.

In the course, Tim continues to teach and demistify the fundamental concepts you need to play jazz authentically on the piano, including classic one and two handed voicings, playing over common chord progressions, comping techniques and modal improvisation.

Other topics covered include: Bossa Nova style comping, improvising over II V I progressions, using the blues scale in a Jazz context, varying the melody, major and minor 6th chords, rootless chords, shell chords, two handed comping, pentatonics, major and minor ninth chords, Tritone substitutions, Shearing block chords and many other topics essential for the budding jazz pianist. 

The course is interactive and includes:

  • - 60+ lessons with embedded figures and sheet music
  • - 15+ songs and exercises for students to learn
  • - interactive sheet music with ability to slow down and loop
  • - interactive + downloadable backing tracks 
  • - downloadable PDFs

If you're looking for a detailed, comprehensive method to progress at jazz piano through to an advanced level, critics agree this is one of the best options available:

"I cannot praise it too highly... Vol. 1 and 2 together rank among the best instructional material that I have seen in the 21 years since Jazzwise started." - Charles Alexander, JAZZWISE Magazine

"Richards' approach is methodical, thorough and progressive. No shortage of useful information, much of it illuminated by the two well-played and well-produced backing tracks.. Years of fruitful and fascinating study to be had, and plenty of good advice." - Mark Gilbert, JAZZ REVIEW