Once you have mastered the Five Essential 7th Chords in all twelve keys it is time to learn how to voice lead them in progressions.
Watch this lesson to learn how to smoothly voice the chords to the standard tune, "Blame it on My Youth."
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"When I discovered the free lesson with the "5 Essential 7th chords" I immediately made that lesson a sort of warmup exercise that has also helped me get a quick grasp on the 5 most important chords to get started on Jazz piano. I had done something similar on guitar, but had never visualized it like you did to piano. Thanks for a truly wonderful website! I have learned tons in just a small amount of time." -Eddie
About the instructor
Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on JazzPianoOnline.com.