Have you tried learning jazz piano before and felt frustrated? I created Jazz Piano School to provide a roadmap that would enable to learn jazz piano with ease and success. Learning jazz piano can be like navigating through a dark forest without light. In this podcast I will educate you using Jazz Piano School's learning category system of, Technique, Theory, Repertoire, and Improvisation. I also include interviews from well known jazz pianists such as Eric Reed, and provide analysis to solo's. Jazz Piano School is dedicated to bringing you the highest and most structured jazz piano education so that you may learn and progress with ease. Feel free to visit our website at jazzpianoschool.com for more!
The Magic of Monk - Jazz Piano Tutorial (Ep: 213)
In honor of Thelonious Monk's 103rd birthday this October, we will be taking a deep dive into his musical style in this podcast lesson! Follow along as we explore two Monk compositions and examine what makes them tick. By the end of this lesson, you will have a new appreciation for Monk's style and discover new ways to incorporate it into your own personal creativity!
How To Break Out of Your Improv Norm (Ep: 212)
It's hard to break out of habits. A lot of times we play on autopilot but guess what, in order to make progress we need to STOP. We need to pay close attention to what we're playing and analyze it. Then after we're AWARE of what we're doing, we need to play the opposite texture. This episode will show you an easy process you can use to instantly break out of your improv norms.
Cory Henry - "Lingus" Solo Analysis
In honor of our 200th Lick of the Week, we are bringing you Cory Henry's famous Lingus solo! The solo from Snarky Puppy's "Lingus" off of the album We Like it Here (2014) has gone down in history as one of the best. Want to know what makes this solo so great? Check out this solo analysis in this week's podcast to find out!
How To Fill Space: 3 Easy Ways You Can Use Right Now (Ep: 210)
Jazz Piano School 3.0 including upgraded features, content, design annd more is being released on Monday, September 28th at 6am EST during our Open Enrollment period for new students. We've been closed for 11 months now and this release party is sure to be a doozy! Until then, dig into this week's podcast on filling space with these 3 easy strategies. I dive deep here in to specifics. The when, the how, the why. This should be a great podcast lesson for you that is a must listen for every student. Enjoy!
Bebop Secrets: How to Develop Your Own Repertoire List (Ep: 209)
This week we are bringing you a sneak peek into our exclusive member content! This podcast lesson is an excerpt from our "JPS Pratice Workouts," and discusses how to develop your own repertoire list. Developing your own repertoire list is essential to becoming a complete jazz pianist. Follow along for the inside scoop on how to get started!
3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps Take 2! (Ep: 208)
Jazz Piano School 3.0 Launch and OPEN Enrollment Date is here!!! Mark you calendars folks! Monday, September 28th at 6am eastern! Check your inbox for more details.
Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I'll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.
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The way Benden explains things and the way he is so laidback is amazing. He never ceases to explain information thoroughly, and his laugh is SO contagious. I can't help, but laugh when he does. Breden, thank you so much for this podcast. You have really helped me a lot. Thank you!
I was a total beginner in jazz - the only thing I new about it was that I liked listening to it. I was already somewhat well-versed in playing the piano, but had no knowledge about playing jazz at all. I came across this podcast a month or two ago (attempting to find some free step-by-step jazz piano source), and was immediately shocked by the amount of free, simple, structured, and organized content. Already, I can ‘doodle’ around with playing jazz after only a couple weeks of using this podcast as my guide, and will continue to rapidly increase my skills in the following weeks and months. So, all that is to say, this podcast (combined with the associated website: https://jazzpianoschool.com), and all of the FREE transcriptions, notations, blog articles, videos, weekly licks, weekly podcast episodes (with material), interviews... contained therein, has not only given me a plan to start learning and playing jazz piano, but it has also given me hope that I too can be a jazz pianist.
Thank you so much Mr. Brenden for all of the investments that you have made and are continuing to make in our jazz piano journey.
This is The New School In Jazz Study!!!
Learning a lot and the analysis is solid and well thought out.