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JazzPianoSkills

Dr. Bob Lawrence

A podcast introducing aspiring Jazz Pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Professional Jazz Piano Lessons by Dr. Bob Lawrence, President The Dallas School of Music

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Key of Ab Major Harmonic Workout
Key of Ab Major Harmonic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play a Key of Eb Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:DiscoverA Key of Ab Major Harmonic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of Ab Major, HarmonicallyPlayBlock Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Shells, Two-Handed Voicings using common harmonic motion AND various Rhythmic Comping PatternsFor maximum musical growth, use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of Ab Major Harmonic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources, including a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community, Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation, you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. I am pleased to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show
4d ago
56 mins
Special Guest, Martin Listabarth
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!I am happy to share my interview with jazz pianist and composer Martin Listabarth - an up-and-coming young lion in the jazz world.Martin resides in Vienna, Austria, and has just released his second solo album called “Dedicated” in which he dives deep into the topic of personal inspirations, resulting in an album that combines tonal elegance and musical ingenuity with playfulness, wit, and a heavy dose of storytelling.Now, of course, It’s not unusual for a musician to dedicate an album or song to someone that has been influential in their life but Martin takes it a step further, using the story of 10 people who’ve fascinated or inspired him as the basis of 10 highly original compositions. It’s fantastic and I’m telling you right now - you will be captivated when listening!Musically speaking, one jazz critic rightfully notates Martin Listabarth's album Dedicated, “it’s a treasure trove of solo piano technique, running the full spectrum from soft and melancholic to dramatic and bold. Shimmering, classical-inspired ballads give way to blues-infused vamps and high-octane swing”.Martin Listabarth's debut solo album “Short Stories” is another collection of compositions that you need to check out as well. After spending time with Martin I could go on and on about his playing and bright future but let's get on with the interview. You can listen to the audio version of the Martin Listbarth episode through any of the popular podcast directories (iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora) OR directly on the JazzPianoSkills Podcast Website (jazzpianoskillspodcast.com) where you can also watch the video of the show as well (which I strongly recommend).Now, It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome to JazzPianoSkills, Mr. Martin Listabarth.Links of Interest:Martin Listbarth Website (https://www.martinlistabarth.at/?mscl...)Artist Portrait, Martin Listabarth, Piano Addict (https://pianoaddict.com/2022/03/artis...)Jazzfuel, Martin Listabarth (https://www.bing.com/search?q=martin+...)Martin Lisabarth Spotify (Support the show
May 10 2022
1 hr 2 mins
Special Guest, John Di Martino
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano! Today, you are in for a real treat! I am joined by John Di MartinoJohn Di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist, producer, and educator, based in New York City. He is described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres. John composed the music for the documentary series: “A Glimpse Of Paradise"   (Prospera Medienproduktion) aired on Europe’s Arte Channel, and music for the video games: "Batman: The Telltale Series"John Di Martino's latest CD’s are: “Passion Flower” (the music of Billy Strayhorn ), featuring Raul Midon, Eric Alexander, Boris Kozlov, and Lewis Nash, and: “Mazel” (Yiddish Songs, re-imagined ), with Janis Siegel and Cantor Daniel Krammer (https://mazelthealbum.com/)John has recorded numerous CDs on the High Note and Venus Records (Japan) labels as a leader, and with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynn, Houston Person, and Nicki Parrott.  John’s discography includes Grammy-nominated CD’S: ”Love" (Issac Delgado), "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B"  and "Live And In Clave" (Bobby Sanabria). John Di Martino was a long time member of Ray Barretto's "New World Spirit",  He is a featured arranger and pianist on many of Ray Barretto's recordings including the grammy-nominated, CD: "Contact" and "Portraits In Jazz And Clave"  (featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre, and Eddie Gomez). Born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1959, John studied with Jimmy Amadie, Lennie Tristano, and Don Sebesky.Discogs Artist Page"John's soul and being come straight through to his music, the jazz world needs him! " - Sheila Jordan (NEA Jazz Master)"John Di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. His music is an honest outpouring of light! "- Benny Green (Jazz Pianist)"John di Martino's middle name should be 'taste', for he conveys that quality in both solo and supportive roles, in jazz as well as Latin music." - Ray Barretto (NEA Jazz Master)"John DiMartino is a first-call veteran of the New York City jazz scene. This multi-recorded artist has long been a favorite of singers for his gigantic ears and intuitive, uncluttered playing—rare gifts that also enhance any instrumentalist he accompanies or arranges. DiMartino is a fine musician who sounds less interested in technical pyrotechnics than in mining a melody for its original intent—whether he's arranging or playing, he lets the essence of a song speak for itself. "- Dr. Judith Schlesinger (All About Jazz)Support the show
May 3 2022
1 hr 5 mins
Blue Moon
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a 1934 jazz standard by Rodgers and Hart, "Blue Moon". In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverJazz standard by Rodgers and Hart, Blue Moon (1934)LearnEssential jazz piano voicings and chord/scale relationships for Blue MoonPlayA jazz piano solo for Blue Moon using classic jazz languageFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while you discover, learn, and play Blue Moon.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Apr 26 2022
55 mins
Key of Eb Major Melodic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of Eb Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of Eb Major Melodic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of Eb Major, MelodicallyPlayThe Modes of the Key of Eb Major plus Inverted Melodic Arpeggios from various entry points (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th).ANDYou are going to play Melodic lines using various Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter, and 8th  Note Rhythms played over the II-V-I Progression.For maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of Eb Major Melodic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Apr 19 2022
58 mins
Key of Eb Major Harmonic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, and play a Key of Eb Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson, you will:DiscoverA Key of Eb Major Harmonic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of Eb Major, HarmonicallyPlayBlock Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Shells, Two-Handed Voicings using common harmonic motion AND various Rhythmic Comping PatternsFor maximum musical growth, use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of Eb Major Harmonic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources, including a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community, Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation, you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. I am pleased to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Apr 12 2022
53 mins
Special Guest, Jamey Aebersold, Pt. 2
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano! Today, you are in for a real treat! This is part two of my interview with saxophonist, entrepreneur, author, educator, and jazz legend Jamey Aebersold.Jamey Aebersold was born July 21, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana. He attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with a Master's Degree in Saxophone. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University in 1992. He also plays piano, bass, and banjo.In 1989, the International Association of Jazz Educators inducted Jamey into their Hall of Fame at the San Diego convention. With this award, Jamey Aebersold joins other jazz luminaries such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and others.Jamey Aebersold is an internationally-known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation and has developed a series of Jazz Play-A-Longs (book and cd sets (now numbering almost 130 volumes) as well as various other supplemental aids for the development of improvisational skills. The Aebersold book and recording sets allow a musician the opportunity to practice and improvise with well-known jazz personalities at home as well as in the classroom. The recordings employ some of the best jazz musicians in the world. This concept has been responsible for changing the practice habits of thousands of musicians around the world.Jamey Aebersold was one of the first to encourage small group classes which concentrate on jazz improvisation, and he is the director of the Summer Jazz Workshops which now have 40+ years on record. Jamey feels that improvisation is something all people can do—and his clinics and lectures concentrate on demonstrating how the creative and spontaneous nature of each person can be brought to light.These week-long Summer Jazz Workshops are having a profound effect on musical communities around the world. The Workshops have traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Scotland, Denmark, and Canada. Every summer there are at least two week-long Workshops in the U.S. These camps employ many of the finest players/teachers in jazz and are open to any serious jazz student regardless of ability or age.In 2007, Jamey Aebersold was awarded the Indiana Governor's Arts Award by Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana.On October 4, 1987, CBS' "Sunday Morning" with Charles Kuralt and Billie Taylor featured Jamey with the Summer Jazz Workshops in an exciting jazz educational segment.Jamey Aebersold has taught at three colleges and universities in the Louisville, Kentucky area and has made guest appearances in dozens of cities around the world. While conducting a jazz clinic in Brazil he produced a 110-minute DVD/video appropriately titled "Anyone Can Improvise" which has become a best-seller.Jamey's hobby is listening to jazz, especially new young players. He also enjoys playing basketball (he has hit 50 free throws in a row!) and is very much interested in Metaphysics and spiritual pursuits as they apply to the growth of the individual. In December 2004, the Jazz Midwest Clinic bestowed upon Jamey the "Medal of Honor" in Jazz Education.In 2014, Jamey Aebersold was awarded The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Jamey Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Apr 5 2022
54 mins
Special Guest, Jamey Aebersold, Pt. 1
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano! Today, you are in for a real treat! I am joined by saxophonist, entrepreneur, author, educator, and jazz legend Jamey Aebersold.Jamey Aebersold was born July 21, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana. He attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with a Masters Degree in Saxophone. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University in 1992. He also plays piano, bass, and banjo.In 1989, the International Association of Jazz Educators inducted Jamey into their Hall of Fame at the San Diego convention. With this award, Jamey Aebersold joins other jazz luminaries such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and others.Jamey Aebersold is an internationally-known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation and has developed a series of Jazz Play-A-Longs (book and cd sets (now numbering almost 130 volumes) as well as various other supplemental aids for the development of improvisational skills. The Aebersold book and recording sets allow a musician the opportunity to practice and improvise with well-known jazz personalities at home as well as in the classroom. The recordings employ some of the best jazz musicians in the world. This concept has been responsible for changing the practice habits of thousands of musicians around the world.Jamey Aebersold was one of the first to encourage small group classes which concentrate on jazz improvisation, and he is the director of the Summer Jazz Workshops which now have 40+ years on record. Jamey feels that improvisation is something all people can do—and his clinics and lectures concentrate on demonstrating how the creative and spontaneous nature of each person can be brought to light.These week-long Summer Jazz Workshops are having a profound effect on musical communities around the world. The Workshops have traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Scotland, Denmark, and Canada. Every summer there are at least two week-long Workshops in the U.S. These camps employ many of the finest players/teachers in jazz and are open to any serious jazz student regardless of ability or age.In 2007, Jamey Aebersold was awarded the Indiana Governor's Arts Award by Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana.On October 4, 1987, CBS' "Sunday Morning" with Charles Kuralt and Billie Taylor featured Jamey with the Summer Jazz Workshops in an exciting jazz educational segment.Jamey Aebersold has taught at three colleges and universities in the Louisville, Kentucky area and has made guest appearances in dozens of cities around the world. While conducting a jazz clinic in Brazil he produced a 110-minute DVD/video appropriately titled "Anyone Can Improvise" which has become a best-seller.Jamey's hobby is listening to jazz, especially new young players. He also enjoys playing basketball (he has hit 50 free throws in a row!) and is very much interested in Metaphysics and spiritual pursuits as they apply to the growth of the individual. In December 2004, the Jazz Midwest Clinic bestowed upon Jamey the "Medal of Honor" in Jazz Education.In 2014, Jamey Aebersold was awarded The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Jamey Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, anSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Mar 29 2022
58 mins
I've Never Been In Love Before
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a jazz standard, "I've Never Been In Love Before". In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverJazz standard by Frank Loesser, I've Never Been In Love Before from Guys and DollsLearnEssential jazz piano voicings and chord/scale relationships for I've Never Been In Love BeforePlayA jazz piano solo for I've Never Been In Love Before using classic jazz languageFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while you discover, learn, and play I've Never Been In Love Before.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Mar 22 2022
58 mins
Key of Bb Major Melodic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of Bb Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of Bb Major Melodic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of Bb Major, MelodicallyPlayThe Modes of the Key of Bb Major plus Inverted Melodic Arpeggios from various entry points (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th).ANDYou are going to play Melodic lines using various Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter, and 8th  Note Rhythms played over the II-V-I Progression.For maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of Bb Major Melodic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Mar 15 2022
56 mins
Key of Bb Major Harmonic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of Bb Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of Bb Major Harmonic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of Bb Major, HarmonicallyPlayBlock Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Shells, Two-Handed Voicings using common harmonic motion AND various Rhythmic Comping PatternsFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of Bb Major Harmonic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsDemonstrations/ExercisesConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Mar 8 2022
58 mins
Special Guest, Bert Ligon, Pt. 2
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!Today, you are in for a real treat! I am joined by jazz pianist/guitarist/composer/arranger/educator Bert Ligon. Bert has served as the director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina for the past 30+ years. He received his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. Bert has published four books: Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, and Comprehensive Technique for the Jazz Musician. Additionally, he has published several original compositions and arrangements for big bands, jazz orchestras, and steel drum ensembles. He composed extensively in the Radio/TV/film industry receiving many awards including national PBS awards and an EMMY nomination. Bert is an accomplished pianist and guitarist - he also has a deep love for baseball - he plays a little 3rd base and pitches which we spend a little time discussing as well. Bert’s accolades go on and on - you can learn more about Bert and all of his tremendous educational resources through his website BertLigonMusic.comMy interview with Bert is a two-part series - you’ll enjoy part two today (part one was published last week). Both audio and video formats are available for this podcast episode. Of course, you can listen to the audio version of this episode through any of the popular podcast directories (iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora) OR directly on the JazzPianoSkills Podcast Website where you can also watch the video of the show as well (which I strongly recommend).Now, It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome to JazzPianoSkills, Mr. Bert Ligon.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Mar 1 2022
53 mins
Special Guest, Bert Ligon, Pt. 1
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills, I'm Dr. Bob Lawrence. It’s time to Discover, Learn, and Play jazz piano!Today, you are in for a real treat! I am joined by jazz pianist/guitarist/composer/arranger/educator Bert Ligon. Bert has served as the director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina for the past 30+ years. He received his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. Bert has published four books: Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, and Comprehensive Technique for the Jazz Musician. Additionally, he has published several original compositions and arrangements for big bands, jazz orchestras, and steel drum ensembles. He composed extensively in the Radio/TV/film industry receiving many awards including national PBS awards and an EMMY nomination. Bert is an accomplished pianist and guitarist - he also has a deep love for baseball - he plays a little 3rd base and pitches which we spend a little time discussing as well. Bert’s accolades go on and on - you can learn more about Bert and all of his tremendous educational resources through his website BertLigonMusic.comMy interview with Bert is a two-part series - you’ll enjoy part one today and part two will be released next week. Both audio and video formats are available for this podcast episode. Of course, you can listen to the audio version of this episode through any of the popular podcast directories (iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora) OR directly on the JazzPianoSkills Podcast Website where you can also watch the video of the show as well (which I strongly recommend).Now, It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome to JazzPianoSkills, Mr. Bert Ligon.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Feb 22 2022
52 mins
The Girl From Ipanema
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a jazz standard, "The Girl From Ipanema". In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverJazz standard, The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos JobimLearnEssential jazz piano voicings and chord/scale relationships for The Girl From IpanemaPlayA jazz piano solo for The Girl From Ipanema using classic jazz languageFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while you discover, learn, and play The Girl From Ipanema.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Feb 15 2022
59 mins
Key of F Major Melodic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of F Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of F Major Melodic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of F Major, MelodicallyPlayThe Modes of the Key of F Major plus Inverted Melodic Arpeggios from various entry points (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th).ANDYou are going to play Melodic lines using various Whole Note, Half Note, and Quarter Note Rhythms played over the II-V-I Progression.For maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of F Major Melodic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsRationaleExploration of Jazz Piano SkillsConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with comprehensive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, a private jazz piano community hosting a variety of Jazz Piano Forums, an interactive Jazz Fake Book, plus unlimited professional educational jazz piano support.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Feb 8 2022
1 hr 1 min
Key of F Major Harmonic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of F Major Harmonic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of F Major Harmonic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of F Major, HarmonicallyPlayBlock Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Shells, Two-Handed Voicings using common harmonic motion AND various Rhythmic Comping PatternsFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of F Major Harmonic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsDemonstrations/ExercisesConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Feb 1 2022
48 mins
Special Guest, Mike KnapekAll of Me
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a jazz standard, "All of Me". In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA classic jazz standard from the 1930s, "All of Me"LearnThe Chord Changes, Harmonic Function, and Musical Form of "All of Me"PlayVarious Voicings and correct Chord/Scale Relationships for "All of Me" which will be cultivated into a jazz solo.For maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while you discover, learn, and play All of Me.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsDemonstrations/ExercisesConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Jan 18 2022
58 mins
Key of C Major Melodic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of C Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of C Major Melodic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of C Major, MelodicallyPlayThe Modes of the Key of C Major plus Inverted Melodic Arpeggios from various entry points (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th).For maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of C Major Melodic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsDemonstrations/ExercisesConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Jan 11 2022
49 mins
Key of C Major Harmonic Workout
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano!Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of C Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you will:DiscoverA Key of C Major Harmonic WorkoutLearnHow to "think" within the Key of C Major, HarmonicallyPlayBlock Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Shells, Two-Handed Voicings using common harmonic motionFor maximum musical growth, be sure to use the Jazz Piano Podcast Packets for this Jazz Piano Lesson. All three Podcast Packets are designed to help you gain insight and command of a specific Jazz Piano Skill. The Podcast Packets are invaluable educational tools to have at your fingertips while doing a Key of C Major Harmonic Workout.Open Podcast PacketsIllustrations(detailed graphics of the jazz piano skill)Lead Sheets(beautifully notated music lead sheets)Play Alongs(ensemble assistance and practice tips)Educational SupportCommunity ForumSpeakPipeEpisode OutlineIntroductionDiscover, Learn, PlayInvite to Join JazzPianoSkillsDemonstrations/ExercisesConclusionClosing CommentsVisit JazzPianoSkills for more educational resources that include a sequential curriculum with interactive Jazz Piano Courses, private and group online Jazz Piano Classes, and a private jazz piano community Jazz Piano Forums.If you wish to support JazzPianoSkills with a donation you can do so easily through the JazzPianoSkills Paypal Account.Thank you for being a JazzPianoSkills listener. It is my pleasure to help you discover, learn, and play jazz piano!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=ZZEBGDF38VFNS)
Jan 4 2022
1 hr 7 mins