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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

Jazz Up Your Hymns - 5 Levels of Reharmonization

In this video we take a classic hymn, Amazing Grace, and we reharmonize it 5 ways with increasing jazz harmony.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Feb 21, 2022

Your First Jazz Piano Lesson

Learning to play jazz as a classically trained pianist comes with many challenges. Playing "off-the-cuff" from a lead sheet, and making it unique with each performance.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Feb 04, 2022
More than the Blues Scale...

Modern Tips for Playing the Blues

When you start learning how to play the blues you learn about blues scales, blues licks, and shuffle patterns. But when you listen to the pros play the blues, they don't use these things -- at least not in the same way we do.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Jan 16, 2022
It's their D.N.A.

Dominants come from Diminished - Barry Harris

It's Friday, so that means a new Barry Harris video! This time, we explore Barry's concept of dominant chords coming from diminished chords, and how they literally share the DNA of their parents, the whole tone scales.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Dec 31, 2021
Name that chord.

Borrowing Diminished Notes

Barry Harris taught us how to borrow notes from the 6th diminished scale to create tension and release.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Dec 24, 2021
Play the 6th on the 5th

The first thing I learned from Barry Harris

I've learned so much by studying Barry Harris' teachings. This concept of "6th on the 5th" was the first that I really took to heart. I hope it's useful for you.

Josh Walsh
Josh Walsh on Dec 17, 2021
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