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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. 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

Jazz Piano School Ep. 110 – Santa Clause Is Coming To Town Jazz Arrangement

12/22/2017
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After amazing launch of our New LAB, we're switching over to a analysis series on how to use all the tools in the JPS Podcast and implement them into tunes. In the spirit of the holiday, I walk through different reharms and strategies on the tune Santa Clause Is Coming To Town. Enjoy!

Duration:00:49:17

Jazz Piano School Ep. 109 – Live Modal Gig Analysis From Inside Our Lab

12/8/2017
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December 4th at 10 pst is our official opening of our new lab launch. To give you more samples this podcast is taken from one of our live gig analysis from inside the lab. I'm confident you'll be able to get a lot of nuggets from this one. Enjoy!

Duration:00:25:26

Jazz Piano School Ep. 108 – The Structured Education Of Jazz Piano School

12/1/2017
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This was a spur of the moment podcast! I actually started recording something else then got to talking about my vision and the structure of Jazz Piano School and I just went with it! But this should definitely bring a lot of information and clarity around the 3 major types of products we have and where we are moving to with jazz piano education software/website app we're currently building. Enjoy!

Duration:00:26:56

Jazz Piano School Ep. 107 – Our Lab’s Two Hand Voicing Building System Part 2

11/17/2017
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We've finalized a date for the Lab Launch and it is December 4th @ 10am PST! If you're interested in joining the priority waiting list go to http://jazzpianoschool.com/lablaunch. You can also visit this url on December 4th @ 10am to sign up for the lab at our celebration discount offering. This is part 2 of an Upgrade Formula taken directly from inside the lab to help you build and use 2 hand voicings in all situations and create freedom in your playing. Enjoy!

Duration:00:27:00

Jazz Piano School Ep. 106 – Our Lab’s Two Hand Voicing Building System

11/10/2017
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I struggled for yearsss. 15+ to be exact learning how to achieve some sort of jazz freedom on the piano. I was sick of just playing what other peopled showed me. It was like a coloring book. No matter how much freedom you had to choose colors you were still coloring other peoples pictures. I wanted to DRAW my OWN pictures! This podcast is taken directly from one of our lab upgrade formulas. The education contained in our lab, Launching in the next couple of weeks, will allow you to draw...

Duration:00:35:14

Jazz Piano School Ep. 105 – What To Do With Slow Swing Tunes

11/3/2017
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Isn’t it strange that when it comes to the slower tunes we start to struggle more? There’s just soon much space! What do we do when the tempo is deathly slow and we start feeling anxiety to fill in everything. In this episode I’ll give you some tips to start feeling confident over slow swing tunes.

Duration:00:41:27

Jazz Piano School Ep. 104 – How To Start Improvising With Extensions

10/27/2017
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In this episode we explore how to build a relationship with extensions. Once your ear starts to learn the mood and atmosphere they produce, you can easily start to implement them into your improv to get different types of sounds you want to express.

Duration:00:22:21

Jazz Piano School Ep. 103 – Modal Interchange Reharm Part 2

10/20/2017
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We go a further down the rabbit hole and explore some of the way you can begin to use the modal interchange chords we discussed in the last episode for reharm. I also talk about my favorite ways to use these chords and how to optimize their beautiful harmonies.

Duration:00:37:03

Jazz Piano School Ep. 102 – What In The World Is Modal Interchange?

10/13/2017
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Modal Interchange starts to dive head first into the theory rabbit hole for sure. But in this episode, I'll cover the basics of what it is, where you'll see it and how you can start to use it in your playing!

Duration:00:29:16

Jazz Piano School Ep. 101 – Comping Rhythms For Harmonic Changes

10/6/2017
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I announce the contents winners for our podcast review and giveaway more prizes to everyone who entered. Meanwhile we explore rhythmic comping for harmonic movements.

Duration:00:24:44

Jazz Piano School Ep. 100 – Keith Jarrett Analysis, “Someone To Watch Over Me”

9/29/2017
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Not to take anything away from Keith on this one, but we reached PODCAST 100! Kind of crazy if you ask me? When I think about to all the hurdles, and problems we had to get through, I can't believe we've come this far. In order to celebrate we're giving away 2 amazing gifts. #1 A LIFETIME membershipt to jazz piano. Yes you read that correctly. And #2 - A free reserved membership to our new "Lab" this is coming by the end of the year. Now in order to enter all you have to do is give the...

Duration:00:39:02

Jazz Piano School Ep. 99 – Seven Steps To Heaven – Herbie Hancock Solo Analysis

9/22/2017
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Herbie has always been a god in the jazz piano world. In this iconic track, Seven Steps To Heaven, we take a look at how Herbie is burnin' it up all over the place. He's got some beginner movements mixed with some advanced concepts. Anyone can learn from taking a look at this one. Enjoy!

Duration:00:25:09

Jazz Piano School Ep. 98 – Beautiful Love, Bill Evans Transcription Analysis

9/15/2017
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Bill Evans was one of the greats for a reason...well...multiple reasons. In this episode we take a look at the phrasing, subtleties, rhythmic motifs, and note selection of Bill Evans in this solo off one his famous albums, "Explorations".

Duration:00:17:40

Jazz Piano School Ep. 97 – Freddie Freeloader, Wynton Kelly Transcription Analysis

9/8/2017
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It's the small nuances and attention to detail that will take your playing to the next level. What sound are you trying to create? How do you get it? After you've learned the building blocks of jazz improvisation, these transcription analysis will help put you on top.

Duration:00:23:27

Jazz Piano School Ep. 96 – 8 Different Ways To Add Rhythmic Variety To Improve Your Improvisation

8/18/2017
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Most of the time I hear beginner and intermediate players stop at using quarter notes and eighth notes. This greatly hurts the sound of your improvisation. Remember, jazz was and is a dance music! Rhythm is like the oxygen to jazz. Without it, your solo is going to die. Here's how to start adding rhythmic variety to your improv.

Duration:00:18:12

Jazz Piano School Ep. 95 – What Happens In Your Playing As You Advance

8/11/2017
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A lot of the time when trying to get better at jazz piano, you simply have no idea what the future looks like...or even what the heck advanced players are doing! It sounds too far out of reach. Well I'm here to tell you it's not. In this episode I show you what is going to happen as you advance through the levels. This way you'll be able to see exactly what takes place.

Duration:00:32:10

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