The 2-5-1 (or ii – V – I) chord progression is the most used building block in jazz music. It’s basic version consists of the ii minor seventh chord, [...]
Knowing some basic chord shapes can unlock many possibilities. One is to play chord tones as fast sixteenth notes. The effect is great, while the playing is rather simple.
A rock piano solo pattern with arpeggios
In the following example, just move the same chord shape up and the keyboard [...]
A good way to get started with funk improvisation on the piano or keyboard is by learning to use pentatonic scales in a creative way. Repetition can also be a strong element in funk, especially if it is rhythmic and fits into the [...]