Welcome to your 6. month intermediate curriculum! If you are still working on something from the 5. month practice plan, don’t worry too much about the new lessons. Take as much time as you need. In the other hand, I encourage you to check out the new lessons even if you are not entirely done with the previous exercises and etudes. The only reason you should put the new lessons on hold if you feel that they are too complicated.
I. Core Lessons
Sight Reading and Coordination Exercise
Creative Practicing 101
Powerful Chord Progressions
(Lesson 129 – Lesson 130)
- 8th Notes Workout
- 8th Note Rest – Beat 1
- 8th Note Rest – Beat 2
- 8th Note Rest – Beat 3
- 8th Note Rest – Beat 4
- 8th Note Rest – Random
Test your skills
II. Easy Jazz Beginner Routines
Sight Reading & Coordination Exercises
- Silent Night
- Radioactive Dragon
- Toxic Dragon
- Let Her Come
- Windy Day in Bergen
- Rainy Day in Bergen
- The little Hobbit
- The Legend of John
- Ballade pour Adele
- Spring Wind
- Sweet Home
- Minor Triad Arpeggios (Two Octaves)
- Open Triads Theory
- Open Triads Etude
- Rootless 7th Chords
- Eb Major Workout
- C# Minor Workout
- A minor Workout
- E Minor Workout
- C Major Workout
- Bb Minor Workout
- F Major Workout
- D Major Workout
- C Minor Workout
- G Minor Workout
- D Minor Workout
- Bb Major Workout
Advanced 12 Bar Jazz-Blues Workout in the key of Bb
- Let’s Blues – Solo Piano Workout
- Let’s Blues – Jazz Trio Workout
- Improvisation – Bb Major Blues Scale
- Improvisation – Bb Minor Blues Scale
- Improvisation – Bb Major & Minor Blues Scale
- ii-V-I Licks in Blues
- Natural & Harmonic Minor Scale
- C Major Scale Workout
- How To Play the Dorian Mode
- How To Play the Dorian Mode
(Modal Jazz Version)
- Minor 7th in Jazz – Scales & Arpeggios
- How To Play The Mixolydian Mode
- Dominant 7th Arpeggios in Jazz
I recommend you to learn all the lessons one by one starting from the top. Work on all the additional exercises too, so all the new information and knowledge has the chance to sink deeper. There are more lessons in your 6. month intermediate curriculum, you can check them out too, but those are mainly for jazz beginners (higher intermediate players). However, this is a well-rounded practice routine for an intermediate student. All you have to do is stick to the plan and practice every day, even if you feel that you should practice more things. If you think that it is going to be too difficult to follow through this program, you can send me your progress every week. I will give you feedback and help you to keep on track.
In order to give you good advice and guidance, I would need the following information from you:
- Your name, age, and main motivation.
- A link where I can see or hear you playing any of my exercises from this practice plan. (Unlisted youtube link, mp3 file, etc.) Play the entire exercise from the beginning to the end with a steady beat and let me know how long time did it take you to complete the lesson. If the recording is about improvisation, please improvise at least for 1 minute (with a steady beat).
- How much time do you have for practice?
- Are you working on the additional exercises too?
- What lessons have you already completed or are still working on?
- What is your next short-term goal? Is it ok if I tell you that you should change that goal?:) Most of the time you think that your problem will be solved if you learn more about theory, scales, and licks, but then I come and tell you that all you have to do first is to keep the rhythm.