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Jazz Piano 101

Learning basic jazz piano will help you to gain the piano skills necessary to becoming a more well-rounded and competent jazz singer or instrumentalist. Material covered in this course will include the following: Learn to read and play the chord changes to tunes from a fake book or lead sheet. Accompany you or another vocalist or instrumentalist on any type of tune – swing, ballad, Latin or other. Use the piano as a tool to practice improvisation. Analyze the chord changes to a song and understand the function of each chord within the progression.

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