Video 1: In part one (1 of 4) of this jazz piano masterclass, pianist Jeremy Manasia demonstrates how to practice the piano efficiently and effectively. Jeremy discusses and demonstrates crucial elements for all jazz pianists, including posture, hand position, independence, warm-ups, scales, exercises and more.
Topics Covered: Practice routine, mechanics, staying relaxed, posture, warm-ups, relaxation exercises, finger independency exercises, practicing scales, practicing arpeggios, triads, seventh chords, inversions etc.
Video 2: In part two (2 of 4) of this jazz piano masterclass, pianist Jeremy Manasia teaches you the essential concepts of western musical harmony, tonal centers and harmonic functions, important scales, chord voicings and more. This masterclass is jam packed with information that every jazz pianist should know!
Topics Covered: Harmony, harmonic approach, subdominant, dominant, tonic, understanding the functions of diatonic chords, diatonic harmony, upper structures, inversions, jazz melodic minor, major 6th diminished scale, minor sixth diminished scale, drop 2 voicings, etc.
Video 3: In part three (3 of 4) of this jazz piano masterclass, pianist Jeremy Manasia teaches you advanced harmonic functions, chordal movements and shows you how to choose interesting and expressive chord voicings using the fundamentals of chord/scale relationships. This masterclass is jam packed with information that every jazz pianist should know!
Topics Covered: Sub-dominant to dominant movement, harmonic substitutions, choosing chord voicings from different scales, playing over a “standard”, comping in different situations, uses for the jazz melodic minor scale, altered scale vs. diminished scale, picardy third resolution, the minor iv chord, the harmonic major scale, improvising, etc.
Video 4: In part four (4 of 4) of this jazz piano masterclass, pianist Jeremy Manasia teaches you advanced harmonic techniques for the piano, including quartal chord voicings, advanced II-V-I voicings, chord substitutions, unusual chord/scale choices and more. Jeremy also performs in a band setting using all of these concepts to show you the many possibilities. This masterclass is jam packed with information that every jazz pianist should know!
Topics Covered: Voicing chords in fourths, dominant chord/scale relationships, functions of chord progressions, the I-IV-III-VI progression, tritone substitution, the “Herbie” II-V-I progression, harmonic modulation techniques, comping and voicing chords on the piano, etc.