Let your music set the mood
The holiday season is all about sharing, and music is a huge part of what brings us together. So what better time to create your own jazz piano versions of the songs you love! Even if you've never played or written a note of jazz before, I can guide you in completing your arrangement in just a few weeks. And if you do have experience with jazz piano, this course will give you a new way of looking at it and will almost certainly add new colors to your palette! You can work out your arrangements at the piano if you're comfortable with the instrument, or in MuseScore if you're more comfortable with the software.
I'll be using holiday music in my examples and encouraging you to do the same, but you are welcome to apply what you learn to any songs you like.
Learn how the pros do it
My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am a professional jazz pianist and educator. While many of you may know me from my work with the popular music notation software MuseScore, my original claim to fame was as the author of the world-famous Jazz Improvisation Primer - the very first jazz education website!
The techniques I teach in this course are not just novelties - this is the real deal. From playing the melody by ear and developing a personal interpretation of it to constructing accompaniment with jazz harmonization, rich voicings, fills, and more - this is the time-honored process used by the jazz piano greats. Many of the concepts come directly from masters like Bud Powell and Bill Evans, and when you apply them to holiday music, and you'll instantly recognize the sounds you are creating as being like what Vince Guaraldi played for all of those Charlie Brown specials!
Of course, I can't promise you a gig at the Village Vanguard before Christmas, but I think you'll be amazed at just how much you will learn in such a short time!