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How To Play Lounge Jazz Piano Part 1 🎹😃 (Cocktail Jazz, dinner music)

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Hi! Today I’m going to show you how you can play the lounge style. The lounge style was one of my ways into jazz music. I really recommend playing this kind of style because it’s very fun if you make it, and it can entertain a lot of people, if they’re into this kind of music. So, without further a do we’re going to have a look at the right hand today so we’re going to have a look at the style of how to play the melody. First of all, when you play the melody in this lounge style then you make sure that you play the melody sometimes in different areas at the piano. Sometimes you’ll play here, and sometimes here, and sometimes here. I like to vary within when I’m playing the music. When I play, for example, this tune: Now the melody is continuing, like: but instead of playing the melody and continue it in the same register then you transpose it down: And, I was also playing in thirds so that’s a common thing to do in this style. So, playing in thirds, melody: And you can do that, of course, with any tune you want. If you want to play the Autumn Leaves: But you’re mostly playing in thirds with your right hand. You can also play it in octaves: And, you can combine playing in thirds and in octaves so you if you play in octaves and then you add a 3rd or a 3rd above the bottom note, like this: and then you play the melody: Or you can play in 3rd a third step below the top note. So, instead of playing like this: you play like this: Then you can add chromatic notes to the music. I have just playing like this… You can add chromatic notes as well and i’m going to show you: I was adding a chromatic scale here: And, what is very common to do when you play lounge style is to play arpeggios. You play a lot of sweet chords with your right hand. For example, you can do this: That was an arpeggio. I was playing the same thing just an octave above, like that, or you can play this one, for example, a Dmi: And then just play those 3 notes: like that, as quick as you can. In the context it will sound like this: When you play the arpeggios you can play 3 notes like this: Just copy: or you could play 4 notes, if you want to play a Cmaj7, for example, you can play: And up to speed that will sound like this: You can add a 5th note if you’d like so you can, for example, play: this one or the 4th note end within the scale. So, when combining all of these tricks with your right hand, including a lot of stuff with your left hand, that we’ll talk about later, it will come out like this: While the music is playing here is a summary: The lounge jazz piano style is often used as background music. Often you can find this music in cafés and weddings, and parties, and it often sounds like this in the right setting: Most commonly-used names for the lounge style is taffel music, background music, elevator music, and cocktail jazz piano to mention a few. And, whatever you want to call it it’s basically jazz piano played in the smooth way. And i’ve had a ton of jobs where I play this kind of music and i think it is a lovely art form, and we should definitely keep this art form alive. In this lesson, i’ve shown you 7 things that you can add to your right hand when you play the lounge jazz piano style. In part 2, I will show you 3 essential tricks that you can add to your left hand when you play the lounge piano style. In part 3, i will show you the big picture of the lounge jazz piano style. If you want people to enjoy what you play it is my thing to think through what you do when you play the lounge style. In part 3, i’ll take you through how to do a lounge jazz piano job what kind of music you should prepare, and more. And in part 4 I will show you other licks and tricks that you can add when you play this kind of music. Here’s the thing: To get to see all of this, I created a free, mini jazz piano lounge style course. To get your invitation just click on the link under this video and leave your name and email, and I will send you the invite right now. Also in the free mini course I’ve created several exercises that will make you able to play at least some of what I played. Again it’s all for free and also if you are already one of my jazz piano students, you can download even more exercises. If you liked this video and want more, please hit Like, Subscribe and Share, and again, I hope to see you at my free lounge jazz piano style course. Until next time. Have fun! Take care of the music. And I will see you soon. Bye!

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