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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: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

Jazz Piano School Ep. 118 – How To Play Any Style And Groove Over Any Tune

4/6/2018
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People will ask me, "Brenden, how do you play funk...how do you play latin?" Well when you learn the necessary foundational tools with Theory Sequences...you can play any style, any groove you want! At anytime! That is why our tagline is "Learning Freedom". In this episode I take a simple standard and play about a ten different grooves and styles through out the tune. Switching between each and every one as I explain. Enjoy!

Duration:00:50:59

Jazz Piano School Ep. 117 – Gospel Reharms You Can Use Today

3/16/2018
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I absolutely love gospel. I've been listening to it since I was a kid because I love the way it makes me feel! The chords and harmonies pull at my heart and soul strings because that's what it's meant to do! Give us an uplifting feeling, get us through hard times. The chords used in the chart do exactly that. I explain what types of chords do what and how you can use them in all different kinds of music to reharm whenever you want.

Duration:00:51:53

Jazz Piano School Ep. 116 – 6 Easy Ways To Improve At Improv With Rhythm

3/2/2018
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There are a ton of ways to implement rhythm into improv but...I've found these ways to be most effective at quickly upgrading your sound. Practice them alone at first before implementing them all into your solo at once. They're powerful tools so use them wisely and work hard. In no time your improvisation will be completely different...and for the BETTER! Enjoy!

Duration:00:33:47

Jazz Piano School Ep. 115 – How To Develop A Solid Foundation As A Beginner Without Holes

2/23/2018
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So I'm going to say it...Jazz Piano is EASY...but...only after you have a plan to follow. I found this out the hard way after basically searching and guessing for most of my career until I finally developed my own plan. In this episode I talk about the foundation and TREE based concepts that splits off your foundation based on your specific goals. There is not much playing and demonstrating here but I truly believe the concepts I explain are much more valuable in the long run. Enjoy!

Duration:00:38:13

Jazz Piano School Ep. 114 – The Top 7 Crucial Elements For Improving At Solo Piano

2/16/2018
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I think we can all agree Solo Piano is a NASTY BEAST! Even Bill Evans said it best to Marian McPartland, that he felt that he had a long way to improve, and this was AFTER he had recorded his first solo album which is ammmmazzing. Anyway, in this podcast I review the 7 most CRUCIAL elements to improving your solo piano and ensuring you're getting the sound that you want, dream of, and hear on albums! Enjoy!

Duration:00:49:11

Jazz Piano School Ep. 113 – Using the Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales for Beginners

2/9/2018
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I can't believe this wasn't a podcast episode yet but thanks to a member request here we are! So I will keep this one short and give you the basics of the pentatonic scale as well as show you a glimpse of how far into the rabbit hole you can actually go. I'll continue with a follow up episode on this as we begin to take this further but practice the basics of what I teach here first. Then you'll be ready for the next one! Enjoy!

Duration:00:15:15

Jazz Piano School Ep. 112 – How to Walk Bass Lines With Approach Notes

2/3/2018
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We did an episode on walking bass lines part 1 a while ago and then I forgot to do PART 2! So here it is. Special thanks to one of our members for reminding me. :) In this episode we take it a step further and connect our roots and half notes with diatonic walking and approach notes. From here we can essentially connect any progression we want no matter how random it is. Enjoy!

Duration:00:28:35

Jazz Piano School Ep. 111 – 2018 JPS Thoughts, Future & Past

1/26/2018
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So it's another new year. I waited till everything settled back down until I recorded this podcast. We've finally settled into our services and it's been a long journey. Listen here to find out what's next for JPS and how we're adding innovative concepts into our programs. Enjoy!

Duration:00:55:00