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Instruments > Piano > Jazz Piano with George Whitty

Jazz Piano
with George Whitty

George Whitty has developed a vast library with hundreds of online jazz piano lessons. Students have unlimited access to the interactive jazz course, which includes backing tracks, sheet music, piano presets, and much more. Learn jazz from a master of the genre.

 Acoustic & electric piano tips  Jazz scales & voicings

 Improvisation exercises  Play along backing tracks

Online Piano Lessons with George Whitty

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these jazz piano lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. George reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your jazz piano playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with George. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Piano Lessons

  • 100s of piano lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About George Whitty

George Whitty is a multi-Grammy® and Emmy® award winning jazz piano player. He has worked with a long list of top recording artists who include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Michael and Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, and more. As a talented producer, arranger, and composer, he has worked on a wide variety of projects which include orchestral scoring for films and composing music for hundreds of television episodes. George has a long history as an educator having taught at masterclasses and clinics in more than 20 countries around the world, teaching jazz piano as well as sharing his expertise on producing and scoring music.

Jazz Piano Lessons

Quickstart Guide to Jazz Piano

Our First Tool: The Pentatonic Scale
Time & Feel
Expanding on Our First Tool
Practice Exercises Using Our First Tool
Bringing in the Left Hand
Taking the Next Steps

Level 1

Introduction to Level 1 Curriculum
Submit a Placement Video
The Blues in F
Essential Jazz Scales: The F7 Bop Scale
Practicing the F7 Bop Scale
Practicing the F7 Bop Scale as Jazz
Approach Pattern 1
Practicing Approach Pattern 1
Approach Pattern 1: Putting it All Together
Essential Jazz Scales: The Bb7 Bop Scale
Essential Jazz Scales: The G Minor 7 Bop Scale
Essential Jazz Scales: The C7 Bop Scale
Practicing the 3 New Bop Scales
Approach Pattern 1: Using the 3 New Scales
Put it on the Blues
General Thoughts on Learning & Practicing
Ear Training: Overview
Ear Training: Basic Scale Intervals
Ear Training: Basic Chord Qualities
Other Student Submitted Tunes
Ear Training: Transcription
Guide Tones
Practicing Guide Tones

Level 2

Introduction to Level 2 Curriculum
Introduction to Two Handed Comping
Two Handed Comping: Chord Inversions
Two Handed Voicings
Two Handed Voicing: Drop the 3rd
b7-9-5 Voicing
Extended b7-9-5 Voicing
Practicing Timing Using the b7-9-5 Voicing
Essential Jazz Scales: The Pentatonic Scale
Practicing Pentatonics
Two More Pentatonics
Practicing Pentatonics Using Approach Patterns
Practicing Pentatonics Using the F7 Blues
Combining Bop Scales, Pentatonics & Approach Patterns
Adding Guide Tones
Playing Motivically
Mixing it All Up
Blues in the Key of E
Last 2 Scales of Blues in E
Pentatonics for the Blues in E
Other Student Submitted Tunes
Harmony for the Blues in E
Practicing E7 Blues Elements
Technique Building: Jazz Style Hanons
Approach Pattern 2
Integrating Approach Patterns 1 & 2 Into Pentatonics
Integrating Approach Patterns 1 & 2 Into Blues
Combining Everything We've Learned So Far

Level 3

Introduction to Level 3 Curriculum
Adding Our First Extension to Guide Tones
“Falling Grace”
Integrating 9th Chords
Practicing 9th Chords
II-V-I: Probably the Most Important Progression
Essential Jazz Scales: The E Minor Bop Scale
Essential Jazz Scales: The D Major 7 Bop Scale
Sneak Previews: Expanding Our Melodic Horizons
Practicing the New Bop Scales: Using Approach Patterns
Practicing On Our First II-V-I
Offsetting Our Approach Patterns
Essential Jazz Scales: D Minor, G7 & C Major Bop Scales
Practicing D Minor, G7 & C Major Bop Scales
Arpeggiated Triads as a Melodic Device
Essential Jazz Scales: C7, F7 & Bb Major 7 Bop Scales
Practicing These Scales as a Cadence
Practicing All the New Scales on a 1-1-2 II-V-I
“Tune Up”
Other Student Submitted Tunes
Pentatonics for “Tune Up”
Practicing the New Pentatonics
Pentatonics on a II-V-I
Approach Pattern 3
“Someday My Prince Will Come”
Use All the Tools on Extended II-V-I
“Tune Up” - Putting it All Together

Level 4

Introduction to Level 4 Curriculum
13th Chord Voicing in the Left Hand
Practicing 13th Chord Voicing Using “Tune Up”
Altered Dominant Chords
“Funk in C”
Altered Dominant Scales
Practicing Altered Dominant Scales
The #9 Tension on Top of Guide Tones
Putting it All Together Using “Tune Up”
Ear Training: Hearing Notes in Relation to Major Chords
Ear Training: Hearing Notes in Relation to Minor Chords
Ear Training: Hearing Notes in Relation to Dominant Chords
Ear Training: Transcribed Solo in Different Keys
Technique Builder: The Crossover Pentatonic Exercise
Two Handed Comping: Adding Tensions
First Upper Structure Triad
Upper Structure V-I Triads
Practicing Upper Structure Triads
Practicing Upper Structure Triads on II-V-I
Two Handed Comping Using “Tune Up”
Other Student Submitted Tunes
“Stella By Starlight” - Arranging for Upper Structure Triads
Diatonic Parallel Triads: Minor Chords
Diatonic Parallel Triads: Major Chords
“Vamp in G”
Minor 7b5
The Complete I-VI-II-V Cycle
Putting it All Together Playing on the I-VI-II-V
Our First Substitution
Putting it All Together Soloing on Our Blues Tracks

Level 5

Introduction to Level 5 Curriculum
What You Should Already Know
Daily Practice Routine
Regarding the Modes
“Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise”
Approach Pattern 4
Minor/Major 7: A Quick Easy Place to Go
Another Way to Get Minor/Major 7
Substituting a Simple Progression in Our Heads
Substituting Pentatonics for the 2nd Chord
One More Very Simple Cadence
Another Take on this 2nd Cadence: C Minor Modal
Voicings in 4ths for the Left Hand
Practicing 4th Voicings
“Blues in F” - Putting it All Together
“Autumn Leaves”
“Blues Jam”
“How Insensitive”
“Linus & Lucy” (Charlie Brown Theme Song) -NEW!
Other Student Submitted Tunes

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018

Electric Piano & Keyboard Concepts

Funk Soloing
Rhodes Comping
Organ Sounds: The Hammond B3


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  • Up to 5 Video Submissions to Teacher
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