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The Jazz Piano School podcast is your ultimate listening resource for learning jazz piano. I, Brenden Lowe, am on a mission to help educate anyone who is interested, no matter what age or level, learn jazz piano in the easiest and most effective way possible. In this podcast you will hear interviews from top New York jazz pianists, college professors, and my family members, who play in major city orchestras around the nation. You will also listen to analysis of live gigs, rehearsals, concerts, jam sessions, practice routines and more. My goal is to provide you with a total jazz piano immersion experience so you always feel confident and progress smoothly with ease. This podcast along with our website, www.jazzpianoschool.com, is your ticket to success! Enjoy and happy practicing!

The Jazz Piano School podcast is your ultimate listening resource for learning jazz piano. I, Brenden Lowe, am on a mission to help educate anyone who is interested, no matter what age or level, learn jazz piano in the easiest and most effective way possible. In this podcast you will hear interviews from top New York jazz pianists, college professors, and my family members, who play in major city orchestras around the nation. You will also listen to analysis of live gigs, rehearsals, concerts, jam sessions, practice routines and more. My goal is to provide you with a total jazz piano immersion experience so you always feel confident and progress smoothly with ease. This podcast along with our website, www.jazzpianoschool.com, is your ticket to success! Enjoy and happy practicing!
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The Jazz Piano School podcast is your ultimate listening resource for learning jazz piano. I, Brenden Lowe, am on a mission to help educate anyone who is interested, no matter what age or level, learn jazz piano in the easiest and most effective way possible. In this podcast you will hear interviews from top New York jazz pianists, college professors, and my family members, who play in major city orchestras around the nation. You will also listen to analysis of live gigs, rehearsals, concerts, jam sessions, practice routines and more. My goal is to provide you with a total jazz piano immersion experience so you always feel confident and progress smoothly with ease. This podcast along with our website, www.jazzpianoschool.com, is your ticket to success! Enjoy and happy practicing!

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Episodes

JPS Ep:138 – 4 Ways To Spice Up Major 7th Chords

1/16/2019
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We ALL get stuck in our own ways of playing something the same way. Even me! Check out these 4 ways to add some spice, texture, and atmosphere to your major 7th chords. You can start to use these 4 building blocks to expand upon as well and create new sounds!

Duration:00:08:30

JPS Ep:137 – What JPS Is Today & Where It’s Going

1/9/2019
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Jazz Piano School has come a LONGGG way since the days I first hacked together a terrible wordpress site. Now, JPS has helped, and is CURRENTLY helping thousands of people learn jazz piano freedom. In this episode I'll explain my goals and ambitions that I've brought JPS to where it is. I'll also talk about the AMAZING expansion, custom website, and teacher tools we plan to implement! Hold on to your butts cause here we go!

Duration:00:46:29

JPS Ep:136 – Playing in 7/4 Meter with Claves

12/19/2018
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Playing in 7/4 meter can be a fun way to explore new rhythmic possibilities and comes with its own set of challenges. In this podcast lesson, we will explore ways of practicing 7/4 by using rhythmic claves to make it feel as natural as possible. Come along and feel the beat!

Duration:00:21:25

JPS Ep:135 – Learn Jazz Piano – Our 4 Step System

12/18/2018
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Learning jazz piano isn't a guessing game, even that's how I approached it for 15+ years. It's a system. The majority of students, including myself start by learning tunes. This should be the LAST step we do. Before that we need jazz piano TOOLS. Would you try and read and write without learning the Alphabet? No of course not. Jazz Piano is the exact same way. In this 15 minute podcast I'm going to break down the 4 step system we use that is has successfully taught thousands of students jazz...

Duration:00:30:22

JPS Ep:134 – Pentatonic Voicings Tutorial Part 2

12/6/2018
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Here we look at how to create more 4 and 5 note voicings in a modal setting. Today's session explores a more flexible approach in D dorian by transposing shapes through the mode. To take it further, we look at a technique of chromatic transposition used by Herbie Hancock.

Duration:00:16:44

JPS Ep:133 – 4 Must Have Blues Voicing Setups

11/14/2018
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This it taken directly from our new specialty course "How To Crush The Blues". These 4 comping setups are sure to give you everything you need to know in order to provide lush and rich sounding blues accompaniment to anyone.

Duration:00:19:25

JPS Ep:132 – Pentatonic Voicings Tutorial

11/7/2018
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Here is a tutorial to create 4 and 5 note pentatonic voicings. These voicings work well over modal tunes like "So What" by Miles Davis, and will give you a modern sound to add to your toolbox of voicings! Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:25

JPS Ep:131 – Improvising With Tritone Substitutions

10/31/2018
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We take a deep dive into improvising over tritone substitutions. Find out how to implement a diverse harmonic palette, and discover the secrets used by some of your favorite players! Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:50

JPS Ep:130 – 8 Must Know Jazz Piano Chords

10/10/2018
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Usually we all want to learn cool, hip sounding voicings right?! Trust me, I've been there. But unfortunately these one off voicings don't do much for our education. It's like someone giving us a fish instead of TEACHING us HOW to fish. Now, I don't know about you, but I'd much rather learn HOW to fish. This episode will give you the 8 must know jazz piano chords but will also TEACH you how you can take these structures and methods and use them in all tunes. Enjoy!

JPS Ep:129 – 3 Tips To Improve The Blues Scale

9/26/2018
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Learning how to make your blues scale improv not sound terrible can be difficult. Trust me! I went through the same thing! Here are 3 very easy tips that will your blues scale improvisation instantly sound like you've been doing it for years! Enjoy

Duration:00:16:49

Jazz Piano School Ep. 128 – How to Sound Like Bill Evans – Shifting Extensions

9/19/2018
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Learn how to shift and move extensions in your voicings with this quick method to create a more modern jazz piano sound! With this method you'll be create that complicated inner voice movement that you hear Bill Evans achieve, not to mention many other huge jazz piano giants. Jazz Piano School has taught thousands of students to achieve jazz piano freedom using methods and strategies exactly like the one you'll learn in this video.

Duration:00:22:54

Jazz Piano School Ep. 127 – Bill Evans Transcription Analysis on Time Remembered Part 2

8/15/2018
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Here is part 2 of Bill Evans Time Remembered Analysis which finished up the last 8 measures of the melody.

Duration:00:43:48

Jazz Piano School Ep. 126 – Bill Evans Transcription Analysis on Time Remembered

7/31/2018
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Well I have some very amazing news! A special friend in the California area, who played with Bobby Hutcherson for many years and has contributed so much to jazz through education, has recently helped Jazz Piano School build a brand new specialty course! This new specialty course, taught by Dr. Joe Gilman will be "The Bill Evans Arranging Style" and will be available through Jazz Piano School exclusively! To get on our list to learn more about this specialty course when we release it click...

Duration:00:20:08

Jazz Piano School Ep. 125 – Accompanying Singers & Putting It All Together

6/27/2018
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Finally we're at PART 4! Wow what a ride! Here I'll actually be playing with one of the backup tracks created for our Singer Accompaniment Mastery Specialty Course. I had a blast actually using the back up track. Remember there will be over 20 backup tracks within our new specialty course for you to use and play to along with analysis and walk through of everything I'm playing. In this episode I'm taking all the previous textures we've worked on and combining them to create a well balanced...

Duration:00:14:30

Jazz Piano School Ep. 124 – Adding The In Measure “Switch” To Accompany Singers

6/21/2018
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Welcome to Part 3 of our accompanying vocalist series. We're taking "The Switch" a step further and executing this action WITHIN ONE measure! Whooo. By doing this we're creating even MORE interaction within our hands, engagement with the vocalist, and ability to add our own expression into the tune. It will also go in our "tool bag" as another texture we can pull out to create contrast and add to the entire story and balance of our accompaniment.

Duration:00:13:22

Jazz Piano School Ep. 123 – Accompanying Singers Using “The Switch”

6/14/2018
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Welcome to PART 2 of our accompanying singers series and in this podcast I'm teaching what I call "The SWITCH"! The Switch is the system I use to get a wide variety of textures, contrast, and balance in my accompaniment while playing for vocalist. It will allow you to get away from walking bass the entire time...(borrrring)...and help you add in expression of YOUR OWN! Which we all truly want to do right? I know I certainly hate being a back up track for a vocalist. When you mix the Switch...

Duration:00:30:56

Jazz Piano School Ep. 122 – Singer Accompaniment – How To Play A 2 Feel Bassline

6/8/2018
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Go to http://jazzpianoschool.com/singers to get details for our "Singer Accompaniment Mastery" specialty course being released in a couple of weeks! Well I'm super PUMPED! We're getting ready to release another specialty course called "Singer Accompaniment Mastery"! There is literally nothing out there like this and I know you're going to love it! So...to do a little promotion and give away some goodies that are in the course I will be doing a 4 part series on accompanying singers. And to...

Duration:00:29:36

Jazz Piano School Ep. 121 – 7 Ways To Achieve An Out Or Modern Improv Sound

5/18/2018
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Oh boy...sometimes I just get going on some of these podcasts and this happens to be one of them. Seriously though...this one is AWESOME! I think you all are going to love the content in this. Would love to hear how your playing changes after working in some of the tips from this lesson. Happy practicing! Enjoy!

Duration:00:57:06

Jazz Piano School Ep. 120 – 7 Way To Practice Bebop To See Quick Improvement

4/20/2018
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I've never known any jazz piano giant to not have the ability to play through changes in a bebop style. At the heart of all improvisation lies bop. If you think you're going to skip this step and achieve improv freedom...well, unfortunately you're lying to yourself. Needless to say this is a must! So here are 7 great tips to help you practice and excel quickly with proven and systematic steps. Enjoy!

Duration:00:47:08

Jazz Piano School Ep. 119 – How Theory & Structure Lead To Freedom

4/13/2018
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I heard an amazing saying the military uses as a motto that goes like this..."Fast is slow and slow is fast." If I had to sum up jazz piano in a similar way I would say, "Theory & Structure is Freedom, and Freedom Is Theory & Structure." In this episode I show you why it's so important to learn theory concepts in a sequential manner and how it will translate into true freedom of self expression in your playing. Enjoy!

Duration:00:46:35