Drop 2 Chords at the Piano

In this article we’re going to explore a classic jazz piano sound – drop 2 chords. Drop 2 chords, though simple, can be used to create some beautifully rich jazz harmony and are incredibly helpful when working as an orchestrator or arranger. Here,...

Advanced Jazz Comping Techniques

In this article we’ll cover a couple advanced jazz comping techniques. These are the jazz comping techniques employed by the pros that help them achieve those sophisticated, classic jazz sounds you’ve probably heard on recordings. Oftentimes these...

ii-V-I Jazz Licks

As most jazz players know, and many jazz students quickly learn, ii-V-I jazz licks (and the ii-V-I progression) are at the heart of jazz improvisational study. The study of ii-V-I jazz licks is important for a few reasons: The ii-V-I progression will be frequently...