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Martan presents two courses: JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step (individual lessons) and JazzSkills for Piano (online jazz piano course).
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JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step
Martan Mann has created single stand-alone intensive lessons for the jazz pianist. This series of lessons give step-by-step instruction in analyzing and developing specific skills tunes and styles. This solves mysteries. This gives answers Now! You can choose your tune and/or style to develop it fully and creatively. New Step-by-Step lessons are will be added soon. These lessons are available for separate study (to view for three months) . . . and are also included with a subscription to JazzSkills for Piano. This is a recurring payment. You will receive an automatic renewal in three months. If you decide not to continue discontinue your payment in PayPal at that time.
Visit his website: Musicmann.com to join his mailing list to stay current on the release of new lessons. These lessons assume that you already have basic skills as a jazz pianist. If you need to work on your jazz skills . . . consider enrolling in martan's intensive online jazz piano course JazzSkills for Piano. This course will definitely take you "From Here to There". Visit JazzSkills for Piano to receive Four Free Videos.
Current JAZZ MASTERCLASS Lessons
- Learning Giant Steps for the Jazz Pianist
- Modal Improv for the Jazz Pianist
- Learning Stride Blues for the Jazz Pianist
- Pachelbel Improv
- Learning Boogie Woogie
- Preparing to Play in All Keys
- Preparing to Learn a Tune
- HymnSkills: Developing Hymn Improvisation
- Martan takes you from Analysis . . . to Soloing . . . One-Step-at-a-Time.
- You can practice selected videos with audio tracks.
- There are downloadable PDFs in all the lessons.
- You can view the examples in all the lessons.
- You can augment the lessons by reading text describing the Step-by-Step lessons.
- You also have the option to have a personal Skype lesson with Martan.
There are currently seven lessons
Learning Giant Steps for the Jazz Pianist
Giant Steps by John Coltrane has always been considered as a difficult tune for jazz pianists to understand learn and play. Of course adding to the complexity is that the tune is usually played very fast. I think what we really need is a simple step-by-step approach to studying this tune . . . then developing the tune into our subconscious. Once this tune is totally subconscious we should be able to freely improvise on it.This lesson on Learning Giant Steps contains four videos downloadable PDFs graphics of examples and text. Video #4 contains backup tracks for your practice. You can practice soloing over Giant Steps in different styles and tempos. Have fun learning Giant Steps.
For only $30 you will have access to "Learning Giant Steps for the Jazz Pianist" for three months.
Modal Improv for the Jazz Pianist
Modal playing is a very distinctive style for a jazz pianist. It "opens up" your playing using the entire range of the piano. It increases your harmonic knowledge. This step-by-step lesson gives specific analysis instruction and exercises to develop modal playing into your personal style. This is a very intensive lesson with eight videos downloadable PDFs text playalong with Band-in-a-box and reference to modal tunes.
For only $30 you will have access to "Modal Improv for the Jazz Pianist" for three months.
Learning Stride Blues for the Jazz Pianist
Here is your opportunity to learn the essential Stride Blues for piano. This is a great way to play solo blues styles. Learn how to achieve mastery of the Stride Blues step-by-step.
There are four descriptive videos text and many PDFs to download for your study.
For only $30 you will have access to "Learning Stride Blues for the Jazz Pianist" for three months.
Pachelbel Canon Improv
Here is your opportunity to learn the basics of improvisation using the popular Pachelbel Canon. We also learn how to add a "groove" to the Pachelbel Canon. Learn how to improvise step-by-step. There are three descriptive videos text and many PDFs to download for your study.
For only $30 you will have access to "Pachelbel Canon Improv" for three months.
Learning Boogie Woogie
I love playing Boogie Woogie. It’s a great solo piano style. It’s not difficult to play and it’s loved by audiences. Boogie Woogie is a wonderful way to develop the ability to play with groove and to learn the Blues in general. It is recommended that you study playing this style Step-by-Step.
For only $30 you will have access to "Learning Boogie Woogie" for three months.
THE PREPARING SERIES (Newest Lessons):
Preparing to Play in All Keys
It is universal. All jazz pianists want to freely play in all keys. The problem is that each new key appears to us as a “new world”. The look is different and the fingerings are different. The one constant which is the same in all keys is . . . . the numbers. Therefore in order for us to be “free” in all keys we must think in numbers. It’s a “numbers language”. Once this is accomplished then the only next step is to analyze each tune by the numbers. It takes preparation and training. But . . . it is very doable . . . especially if you learn step-by-step.
For only $30 you will have access to "Preparing to Play in All Keys" for three months.
Preparing to Learn a Tune
When you have completed Preparing to Play in All Keys . . . this is the best follow up lesson. This lesson prepares you to develop any tune in your unique style. It's not enough to simply learn and play a tune. In jazz you want to personalize the tune . . . make it special . . . for you and the listener. This takes special skills. You master these skills on step-at-a-time. Then you are ready to develop a tune.
For only $30 you will have access to "Preparing to Learn a Tune" for three months.