Wes Montgomery’s solo on Satin Doll

Here‘s a Wes Montgomery solo I transcribed about a year ago on the jazz standard “Satin Doll”. (scroll down for the solo.) There’s all kinds of great jazz licks in this one. I could write a 10 page essay on everything that I like about this solo but I’ll just mention 4 things here: 4 Wes…

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How To Solo Over the Jazz Standard All The Things You Are.

Would you like to be able longer jazz licks? Do you feel like your licks sometimes sound like run on sentences? How do you play those beautiful and long flowing lines that a lot of the great jazz masters play? You know the ones that always sound good no matter how long they go? Your Jazz…

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Barry Harris Transcribed solo “On Green Dolphin Street”

Here’s a transcription I made about two months ago of Barry Harris’ solo on the jazz standard “Green Dolphin Street”. Barry has some really killin’ II-V-I licks on here and really plays some really nice stuff through the break section.  Check out his lines over the major chords and the break section as well.  …

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Turnaround Lick Lesson

Need a cool lick to play over a jazz turnaround? Great! Here’s a new jazz piano lesson video on playing a turnaround lick. I recommend you watch the video tutorial first and then scroll down for a bunch of extra tips and resources for you to learn jazz.  The lesson features a lick in the key…

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Swingin’ II- V- I lick lesson

Here’s a very cool bebop jazz lick over a II – V – I chord progression.  I break this lick down to it’s core elements so you can master it and add to your own playing.  There is some very nice bebop source material in there including arpeggiation minor line cliche approach patterns altered tones…

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Barry Harris Jazz Piano Lick Lesson

Here’s a video lesson on how to play a Barry Harris Lick.  He played this lick over the standard “Green Dolphin Street”  Barry is one of the best bebop piano players in the world.  He was a true disciple of Bud Powell and Charlie Parker. There’s several cool things about this lick but make sure…

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ii – V- i Jazz Lick in Minor Lesson

Here’s a very fun bebop lick over a ii -V-i in a minor key.  I teach you how to play every note on there and break it down for you. This lick is not just for jazz piano though.  This lick will sound great on guitar, saxophone, and trumpet as well. If you are looking…

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Rootless Jazz Voicings-Min7th’s

Want to learn some cool left hand jazz chords? In this video I teach you how to use and apply rootless jazz piano voicings.  This video specifically focuses on Minor 7th voicings. Rootless voicings are essential for any jazz piano player’s toolkit. Be sure to also check out part 2 in the series where we…

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