Piano Tutorials from Notting Hill!

I don't make tutorials to sell online, so these are a bit random. I make these purely to help my piano students with the work I set in lessons, but I hope you might find something helpful in amongst these videos 😉

Mini-Series: Autumn Leaves Part 1 - Introduction

This mini-series deals with all aspects of learning a jazz standard fom scratch. The intro takes you through what can be expected - talking about chord work (alterations, extensions, substitutions and the four dominants - as expounded on by Barry Harris), scales (including bepob scales, blues scales, pentatonic scales, modal scales, altered scales and so on) and will start you on your way towards improvisation using chord tone theory and other techniques.

Mini-Series: Autumn Leaves Part 2a - Chord Extension, Alteration and Substitution

Part 2a of the mini-series deals with chords. Starting out with the basic chords outlined in the Real Books, we look at how to make these sound more 'jazzy' or Bebop-sounding by altering notes in the chords, adding extensions and in some cases substituting one chord with another. This can sometimes be with with a Tritone Substitute - please look below for my 2 part video which talks about this.

Improvisation over a II-V-I progression.

Autumn Leaves - this video accompanies my licks sheet handed out in lessons.

Autumn Leaves - this is my new 'Jazz Hands' page with an excerpt and analysis of a Keith Jarrett transcription we study in my lessons.

Tritone Theory Part 1 - this tutorial deals with the concept of the tritone and how it is created.

Tritone Theory Part 2 - in this tutorial we take the tritone and use it in one of its applications.

That's about it for now, but more are coming from time to time. Just watch this space! 🙂

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