In this lesson series, Nick Kellie will delve into smooth jazz and how it differs from traditional jazz styling.
Nick Kellie is starting a new Smooth Jazz series! In this lesson series he will cover key concepts to playing in this style, as well as how it differs from traditional forms of Jazz.Length: 2:53 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the octave shapes and how they are utilized in the smooth jazz style of playing.Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates commonly used rhythmic and melodic ornaments in the smooth jazz style.Length: 4:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Nick Kellie explains how to encircle a target tone with upper and lower chromatic neighbor tones. This melodic technique is used frequently in all jazz styles.Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates arpeggios as they relate to smooth jazz playing.Length: 8:02 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses how to use the techniques he has taught in the context of an improvised solo.Length: 3:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson
In this lesson, Nick discusses how to implement a jazz blues into your playing.Length: 13:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only