Let's Learn Some Jazz 👇🏻

🎹 Unlock Your Jazz Potential

Learn to Play with Confidence and Skill

Have you been struggling to learn to play jazz? Maybe you're feeling confused by music theory or intimidated by improvisation. Or perhaps you're a classically trained musician who wants to try something new but doesn't know where to start. I've been there too, and that's why I created this online course.

Each lesson is designed to be short and sweet - just 5 to 10 minutes - and focuses on one specific technique at a time. By breaking down these smaller concepts and applying them to your daily practice, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can master the fundamentals of playing jazz.

Step-by-Step Lessons

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What's in the course?

    1. Welcome! (Don't Skip)

    2. Your First Steps - All the Things You Are

    3. Using the Metronome

    4. Help & Support

    1. Building Chords from Scales

    2. 5 Key Sounds

    3. Chord Inversions

    4. How Voicings Work

    5. Shell Voicings

    6. 3-Note Voicings

    7. Chord Extensions

    8. Chord Alterations

    9. Chord Voicings Best Practices

    10. 6th Chords

    11. Rootless Voicings (Part 1)

    12. Rootless Voicings (Part 2)

    13. Block Chords

    14. Block Chord Movement

    15. Drop 2 Voicings

    16. Simple Quartal Voicings

    17. Upper Structure Voicings for Altered Dominants

    18. Barry Harris 6th on the 5th

    19. Barry Harris 6th on the 3rd

    1. Micro Progressions

    2. Turnaround

    3. Secondary Dominant

    4. Backdoor Progression

    5. 12 Bar Blues

    6. Rhythm Changes

    1. Introduction to Comping

    2. Charleston

    3. Reverse Charleston

    4. Red Garland

    5. Freddie Green

    6. Combining Comping Patterns

    7. Practicing Left Hand Comping Rhythms

    1. Major Scales

    2. Melodic Minor Scales

    3. Pentatonic Scales

    4. Blues Scale

    5. Major Modes

    6. Melodic Minor Modes

    7. How Diminished Scales Work

    8. Whole-Half Diminished Scale

    9. Half-Whole Diminished Scale

    10. Whole Tone Scale

    1. Introduction to Line Building

    2. Line Phrasing

    3. Line Articulations

    4. Chord Tones vs. Non-Chord Tones

    5. Scale Motion

    6. Arpeggio Motion

    7. Arpeggio Up / Scale Down

    8. Leading Tones

    9. Aiming for notes

    10. Blues Inspired Lines

About this course

  • 67 lessons
  • 6 hours of video content

30 Day Guarantee

There's nothing to risk.  We want you to be satisfied.  

If you are unhappy with your purchase within the first 30 days, just reach out to us and we'll give you a full refund.

Students ❤️ Jazz Fundamentals

“I love how Jazz Fundamentals focuses on just one idea at a time. Other methods are so overwhelming and confusing, but this course makes each concept immediately approachable.”

“The videos in this course are great! I've picked up several new techniques that I struggled with from other courses.”

“A unique thing about Jazz Fundamentals is how it’s approachable on multiple levels. I’m currently working through the lessons quickly but I look forward to revisiting some of them again to really internalize the concepts and deepen my understanding.”

This course is for you if...

  • You are curious about taking your first steps learning to play jazz.

  • You've tried to learn jazz before, but got stuck or overwhelmed.

  • You already know how to play jazz, but are looking for more techniques to further your playing.

  • You can read music and can play your instrument with some proficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I'm not happy with my purchase?

    If you aren't happy with the product please reach out to us within 30 days and we'll give you your money back.

  • Is this course for all instruments?

    The course is designed for all instrumentalists, except for drummers. Our lessons are all presented at the piano keyboard, but apply to all instruments. There is a key focus on rhythm section instruments, with techniques around chord voicing, comping and accompanying. But, these lessons are valuable even to solo instrumental players to learn how to play with an ensemble.

  • Is this course for beginners?

    This is great course for beginners to jazz, but its not a great course for total beginners. If you have some proficiency at your instrument and the ability to read music, you should be just fine!

  • Are there advanced techniques in this course?

    This is fairly subjective. We have accomplished students who get great value out of this course by picking up new techniques that they haven't yet mastered. Check the curriculum above and consider how it applies to your abilities.

Hi, I'm Josh

I made the courses you see here. I've made my living as a professional jazz performer, instructor and content creator. As a former CEO of a technology company, I've personally felt the stress that comes with high pressure jobs. Creating music was always my outlet to decompress and find myself again. I sold that company in 2021 to pursue a new mission -- to help 100,000 new people find joy and relaxation via the creation of music.

Josh Walsh