This video lesson covers how I begin with every jazz piano student. Swing scales are great because they enable students to focus on their groove and time-feel from the start. Rather than load students up with harmony and theory information, prioritizing the groove should sustain itself through the whole process of learning to play jazz and modern music. Here’s how we start:
This video is a demonstration of how we can start to improvise from the early stages of playing music. It’s also a good point of entry for people who already have playing experience but would like to start improvising.