Play Jazz Piano Like Oscar Peterson

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In today’s piano lesson, I’m going to break down the Oscar Peterson piano solo played on “C Jam Blues” at his Live in Denmark concert of 1964. I’ll be showing you exactly what techniques he used to improvise this solo, including:

– Scales
– Chord outlines
– Blues ornaments
– Harmonized melodic lines

Oscar Peterson is one of the greatest piano technicians of all time. Yet, by focusing on the techniques in this Quick Tip, an Oscar Peterson piano sound will be within your grasp!

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Happy practicing!
Jonny May

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