A Few Starter Ideas To Help You Become A Jazz Piano Player
1. Study Some Jazz Theory
Jazz has many building blocks and common patterns that you’ll see happening throughout many standards. It’s a good idea to dive into these patterns. Check out some music theory books to go further into this topic.
2. Work On Your Rhythm and Your Swing Feel
You’ve heard the quote before, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”? Well, it’s very true when it comes to jazz. Jazz articulation and rhythmic placement is very different than classical music. Listen closely to how accents and beat placement differ.
3. Study Some Jazz Vocabulary and Licks
Just like in all languages jazz has a vocabulary and their are “word and sentences”. That’s why it’s recommended to learn some famous jazz licks to get you started. Check out this free jazz lesson online video to get you started