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Have you ever wanted to play jazz piano just like some of the famous artists such as Thelonius Monk, Art Tatum, Bills Evans, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, and many other top jazz artists? It is easier than you think to learn jazz piano chords. To begin learning jazz piano chords you must have a basic understanding how to play various chords, triads, and scales. The key element for jazz piano chords is to be able to play chords on one hand and a scale on the other. This allows you to mix chords and scales to create a “jazzy” sound.
Jazz piano is a very unique style of music. This style of music enables a musician can quickly improvise the chords that they are playing. And it allows the musician to develop their own unique playing style as well as different variations of the same song that you are playing.
Jazz piano chords and voicing is another added advantage to learning jazz piano. The neat thing about using jazz piano chords and voicing is the capability of being able to transform chords making them either lighter or heavier depending on the type of music that you are playing. For example, the C7 key is a popular jazz chord and it is referred to as the seventh. Another form of the seventh chord is the seventh major chord and is shown as Cmaj7 in sheet music or chord charts. Thus, the jazz chord voicings give the musician the ability to substitute chords freely and easily, adding to the flexibility of jazz piano.
The rhythm is a different in jazz piano verses traditional piano styles.Jazz is more of a swing rhythm, which means there are several different rhythm changes during a song. It would be wise for you to listen to some jazz music, so that you can listen to and get a feel for the genre. But take notice of the rhythm of the music.
Learning jazz piano isn’t as hard as you may think. Now let’s get started!
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