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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

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 the...

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. 94 – How To Use Jazz Piano Modes Explained

8/4/2017
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I still get asked all the time, "How do I use modes to improvise and why are they important?" I'm confident this episode will remove this questions and finally allow you to understand how and why modes are important to your jazz improvisation. Enjoy!

Duration:00:22:20

Jazz Piano School Ep. 93 – Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings & Improv

7/28/2017
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We continue our series on minor 2-5-1’s as I explain rootless voicing options and different ways to improvise along with the notes and scales that you can choose from. With a little practice you’ll feel confident about playing minor 2-5-1’s in standards in no time!

Duration:00:15:47

Jazz Piano School Ep. 92 – Minor 2-5-1 Basics

7/21/2017
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Playing minor 2-5-1 is usually a mysterious process for most. There is a lot of harmony that surrounds this subject and how to approach it. Rest assured these Minor 2-5-1 basics will allow you to feel confident when playing this type of harmony.

Duration:00:26:50

Jazz Piano School Ep. 91 – Benny Green “Celia” Transcription Analysis Series Part 2

7/14/2017
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We continue our Benny Green Transcription Series with a minor 2-5-1 into some very nice rhythmic motifs and harmonic development lines. This is the 2nd part of his solo on "Celia".

Duration:00:14:22

Jazz Piano School Ep. 90 – Benny Green “Celia” Transcription Analysis Series

7/7/2017
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I absolutely love Benny Green's playing. His lines are very clear, solid, and connect with the harmonies perfectly. In this podcast series I'm going to walk you through a Benny Green solo and point out the building blocks for you to practice in order to build freedom within your improv.

Duration:00:31:17

Jazz Piano School Ep. 89 – Adding Extensions With Upper Structure Triads

6/16/2017
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If you're new to adding extensions into your voicings learning these upper structure triads is a great way to get you started. With these you'll start to create some amazing sounding jazz voicings with ease! Enjoy!

Duration:00:15:55

Jazz Piano School Ep. 88 – Adding Extensions Into Our Voicing Fundamentals

6/9/2017
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As we continue our voicing series we are adding extensions into our voicing fundamentals. This is progressing us a little further and teaching us how to create freedom to build any voicings we want. With these methods you are becoming the creator instead of simply copying voicings and not understanding how they're used. Enjoy!

Duration:00:17:37

Jazz Piano School Ep. 87 – Building Voicing Fundamentals

6/2/2017
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During my career I was always copying voicings. I spent so many years just mimicking voicings instead of learning a solid foundation that will allow me freedom to build voicings myself. This fundamental voicing building system will give you the opportunity to build voicings for yourself for the rest of your life!

Duration:00:29:22

Jazz Piano School Ep. 86 – McCoy Tyner 4th Voicings, Variations & Movements

5/26/2017
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There are just some tools that every pianist has to know...this is one of them. These "McCoy Tyner" 4th voicing structures are a must know tool to have in your tool box. This is a simple episode that teaches you exactly what they are. Easy to add in your repertoire. Enjoy!

Duration:00:17:57

Jazz Piano School Ep. 84 – Progression Reharm Series 2 (3-6-2-5)

5/5/2017
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We're continuing our reharm series of progressions this week with a 3-6-2-5. We get a little crazy with the reharms, but all beautiful and effective none the less. We build off concepts from episode 83 so you if you haven't watched that I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

Duration:00:58:15

Jazz Piano School Ep. 83 – Progression Reharm Series (2-5-1)

4/28/2017
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Once you learn a couple of reharm tools it will completely open up your playing. Not only will you be able to comp differently but you will have more options for improvisation, arranging and solo piano freedom. Check out these reharms for a 2-5-1. I will cover different progressions in the upcoming podcasts.

Duration:00:21:37

Jazz Piano School Ep. 82 – Connecting Harmonies With Ease

4/21/2017
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Connecting harmonies during improvisation is very simple when executed properly. Watch as I breakdown some ways to work on connecting harmonies and show you how to put everything together.

Duration:00:16:53

Jazz Piano School Ep. 81 – I Should Care Improv Analysis Part 2

4/14/2017
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This is part 2 of I Should Care Improvisation Analysis. We got a lot of great feedback on this type of podcast so we're going to release a couple more as well. Watch as I break down my thought process while creating a solo from scratch.

Duration:00:25:39

Jazz Piano School Ep. 80 – I Should Care Improv Analysis

3/25/2017
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Watch as I build a solo from scratch talking about the importance of specific and harmonic changes you should add. I also add my thought process at approaching your connections through the harmonies.

Duration:00:37:08

Jazz Piano School Ep. 79 – The Whole Half And Half Whole Scales

3/17/2017
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Soloing over diminished chords can be tricky, but very pretty if you have some tools in your toolbox. Check out these two scales to help your improv over the diminished passing chord and dominant chords.

Duration:00:19:19

Jazz Piano School Ep. 78 – Improving Your Bebop Through Structured Integration of Approach Notes

3/9/2017
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It's hard to know exactly what to do to improve our improvisation right? Most of the time we just spend time learning licks and transcribing but this doesn't really create the freedom we want. Learn how to systematically approach improvement at bebop!

Duration:00:24:10