John Coltrane’s Harmony Explained: From Coltrane Changes to Giant Steps

Excellent breakdown of the harmony and theory of the wonderful and challenging tune Giant Steps by John Coltrane. The chord progression is widely used and is known as the “Coltrane Changes”. A must know progression and this video provides an excellent explanation of the theory and how to voice the chords. A must watch for intermediate and advanced players.

Stop Playing Simple Piano NOW!!!!

Another killer lesson from Jake, this time demonstrating some advanced chord voicings. Definitely at the top of my practice list for the coming weeks. Beautiful playing as always.

Praise Is What I Do Db

Another wonderful and inspiring lesson. Pay particular attention to the lovely voicings used as he walks up all  the chords in the major scale.

Voicing the 2-5-1: Twelve Examples, from SIMPLE to ADVANCED

Essential lesson for keyboard players or all levels from MangoldProject (I don’t know his name). The 2-5-1 progression is one of the most commonly used chord progressions in jazz and pop and here is a breakdown of the many ways you can play and voice the chords.

I know nearly all of these voicings and use them all the time so I highly recommend watching and learning the techniques demonstrated in this video.

Soloing On “SO WHAT”

So What is an essential Miles Davis tune to know with a fabulous Bill Evans minor 7 chord voicing. It’s an example of a modal tune which is a lot of tun and relatively easy to solo over due to the slow pace of the chords. The wonderful Aimee Noite gives you some great pointers about ideas for playing a great improvisation.