I thought it would be helpful to create a page full of resources that you can always refer to for all of your jazz education needs.
These are products that I personally use on a regular basis. I’ll keep adding to the list on a regular basis as I encounter more cool stuff. I recommend bookmarking the page for your reference and ease of learning. Enjoy these resources!
The Jazz Masters Method
Steve’s Jazz Masters Method is now available on DVD and instant streaming! Learn the jazz improvisation techniques of 9 incredible jazz piano masters.
Play like the jazz masters right now!
Blues Piano Lessons
Steve’s Learn and Improvise Blues Piano Course now available on DVD. Take your blues playing to the next level. Study in the comfort of your own home. Already in 2nd printing!
Transcription and Ear Training Software
Transcribe. The best software tool out there for transcribing and learning music off recordings.
Slow down recordings without losing pitch. Loop them, analyze notes, tranpose recordings, karaoke type functions, and more.
Jazz Education Materials
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Barry Harris Workshop DVD Learn jazz from the source! An amazing master class taught by one of the best jazz piano players of all time. I’ve learned a ton from Barry Harris!
This is a 4 DVD set and it comes with a book filled with tons of notated examples so it’s easy for you to learn from.
1. The Swing Era – 1936-1947 (Jazz Bible Fake Books) Great collection of well notated and popular jazz standards to learn.
2. Jazz of the 50′s (Jazz Bible Fake Book Series) I work from this fake book daily. Tunes from this fake book are called all the time. So many in here are must know.
3. Hal Leonard Jazz of the 60′s And Beyond: Bible Fake Book Series Really nice collection of popular jazz tunes from the 60′s era. Tunes like Giant Steps, Black Coffee, All Blues and etc.
4. The Real Book: Sixth Edition The industry standard! Definitely a must in your jazz education library.
. The New Real Book (in C) The other jazz industry standard. For many years this was “the” fakebook. Lead sheets are clearly written. Easy to learn from!