Improve Your Practice with our Free Practice Journal.

YouTube Videos

Here's the collection our educational content on YouTube.

How Jazz Works: The Super Mario Cadence

The online music theory community likes to call the b6-b7-1 cadence the “Mario Cadence.” But the reality is that it goes so much deeper than video game music, from 80’s heartthrob rock to the national anthem.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Jun 13, 2022

Jacob Collier’s Unusual Key Change (Fix You)

In the final bars of Fix You, Jacob Collier unexpectedly modulates from the key of E major to Db using a common tone modulation. But, how does this work?

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Jun 03, 2022

America The Beautiful - Jazz pianist deconstructs Ray Charles

Let's deconstruct Ray Charles' masterful arrangement of America the Beautiful to understand the history and harmony behind this great song, and how Ray uses music to inspire us to come together for a better America.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on May 24, 2022

I took the Mii Channel theme to a jazz club

I arranged the Nintendo Mii Channel theme for jazz trio, and added a son-montuno section to improvise over.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on May 13, 2022

Barry Harris 6th Diminished (with real examples)

Barry Harris' 6th diminished scale provides a simple to understand explanation of jazz (especially bebop) harmony. But just because it's simple to understand, doesn't mean it's easy. This video shows real world examples of the scale in action, and provides you with practice techniques.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on May 06, 2022

Beautiful, Spicy Dominant Chords (every jazz pianist should know)

10 different ways to voice dominant 7th chords on the piano, including altered dominant voicings from Barry Harris.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Apr 21, 2022

You Too, Can Play Blues Kazoo

Not a day goes by where some kid passes me on the street and asks "Hey Mr. Josh, will you teach me how to play blues kazoo?!"

Well kid, today is your lucky day.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Apr 01, 2022

Blackbird - Jazz pianist deconstructs Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau's interpretation of Blackbird (Lennon / McCartney) from Art of the Trio in 1996.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Mar 25, 2022

C Jam Blues - Jazz pianist deconstructs Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson's recording of C Jam Blues is one of the great bebop standards. In this video we explore 5 jazz licks transcribed from that recording.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Mar 22, 2022
Charlie Parker playing Donna Lee

Can I learn the hardest bebop tune?

Can I master the famously terrifying Charlie Parker standard, Donna Lee?

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Mar 03, 2022
Improve Your Practice with our Free Practice Journal.