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Volume 5 of the “Jazz Piano Notebook Series” is Available!

Jeff Brent is the author for Volume 5, “Blues Soloing”

While The Blues is not Jazz per se, a huge percentage of Jazz standards are Blues based. It has often been said that “in order to really play Jazz, you have to first have mastered the Blues”. File Downloads News

File downloads are temporarily on hold.
by Scot Ranney, February 06, 2019

There were some abuses of the system so we had to shut down file downloads for now.

One Hour of Relaxing Piano Music

An hour of originals and standards played by Scot Ranney
by Scot Ranney, February 28, 2018

Relax, study, meditate, or just chill out and enjoy an hour of standards and originals played by Scot Ranney.

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Hi AllIn the below vid I explore how to build up and develop your improvisation from scratch, starting really simple, as a complete beginner might start.

Does anybody have a transcription of this tune? (im listening to the Dirty Dozen version with Doctor John) Heres a good example of a blu.

Hi AllJust a quick video on how to play Bossa Nova, and a little bit of history

Hi all, Just made a video about how to reharmonise a song. It essentially involves changing the chords and/or melody of a song while taking the harmony.

I never know when to play comping chords, is there a good pattern or something I can use? .

Hi All, Check out my Jazz Piano cover of [url=]Autumn Leaves.[/url]I’ve listed each of the chord voicings and techniques I’m using as I go through.

Hi Everyone, I was recently looking at “Norwegian Wood”, and learnt of its parallel with All Blues (the All Blues as Miles played it). They’re also.

Just a quick YT video discussing the differences between Early Jazz Piano and more Modern Jazz Piano, for anyone who’s interested.Cheers

I’ll post an article about it soon but I wanted to let you guys know because it’s been a year and now Dorico is useful for jazzers. Super exciting.

Dorico is going to be leading music publishing software very soon. The only thing really holding it back right now is the lack of support for chord symbols.

This April 1, Jan Daley will be releasing her brand new smooth jazz album titled “The Way of a Woman.” If you have been listening to her recently rele.

Hi everyone. I’ve gone a bit over the top on this edition of Jazz Lick Of The Week”! Hope it’s worth it. Have followed up on the previous week’s.

Hi All, Just launched a new website that teaches everything you need to know about how to play Jazz Piano. It covers Jazz Chords, Jazz Scales, Improvisatio.

Hi all, For a while now i’ve been running a free online page with some jazz licks, some harmonic discussion, even some jazz ear training and all with.

I want to transcibe this recording, but I’m having doubts about the time. I think it’s 7/4, but sometimes it’s less obvious. I want to record the piano sol. I upload daily and am happy to accept requests. New subscribers welcome. www.da.

Hello All, I made a video which briefly summarises the basics of Jazz theory – from modes to the chord-scale system to available tensions and a few.

Scott gave my Improvising Blues Piano book a rave review some years ago, Last year I posted some free tuition clips linked to the book.

Jazz Piano Notebook Series

Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.


Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.

Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Tim wrote the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name.

Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of “Modalogy” and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.

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