Piano day (1h 30m)

  • Improv + scale studies
    • 2-octave Phrygian scales in all keys
      • With both hands
      • In harmonic thirds + 1-5 shells in LH
  • Left hand + technique / speed
    • Intervallic patterns
      • 1-5-10 (m & M)
      • 1-5-9-10-1-5-6-4 (M)
      • Combined with A-B shells in RH (7-3-5 to 3-7-9 around the cycle of 4ths)
  • Interpreting pop tunes
    • Katy Perry — Lost (verse)
      • LH
        • Intervallic patterns: 1-5-9-10, 1-5-6
        • Shells: 1-5
      • RH
        • Shells & voice leading
        • Inversions

Piano day (2h)

  • Improv + scale studies
    • 2-octave Dorian scales in all keys with both hands
    • Same in harmonic thirds in RH + 5ths in LH
    • Harmonic thirds in RH + 1-5-10 in LH
    • Applying Dorian scales (also in thirds) over chromatic progression of m7 shells (3-7-9) — lesson 13 from Dan Haerle’s “Jazz Improvisation for Keyboard Players”
      • Emphasis on accidentals of each key
  • Left hand + technique / speed
    • m7 & maj7 arpeggios around the cycle of 4ths
    • Intervallic patterns
      • 1-5-10 (m & M)
      • 1-5-(8va)-1-3-5-7-(8va)-1
  • Interpreting pop tunes
    • Katy Perry — Lost (first couple of lines)
      • Block chords
      • Shells
      • Intervallic patterns

Piano day (1h 40m)

  • Technique / left hand
    • LH patterns
      • Steady 5ths & 6ths (in all keys around the cycle)
      • Broken 10ths + occasional 6ths
        • Modal progression in C Dorian (i — v — ii — IV7 — i — IIImaj7 — VImaj7 — IV7)
        • Around the cycle
      • Stride (quick recap, didn’t go full circle)
  • Improvisation + scales study
    • All minor scales in handfuls (playing scales as tonal clusters with proper fingering) — learned from this vid

Piano day (2h)

  • Technical
    • Hanon
      • Book 1: 5, 6, 7 + 8
  • Improvisation + Modal studies
    • Haerle — Jazz Improvisation for Keyboard Players, ex. 3 & 4
      • Mixo scales in all keys (improv over shell chords w/ voice leading) around the cycle of 4ths
      • Dorian scales in all keys over minor shells
  • Jazz voicings
    • Major + minor ii — V — Is over IVs with 7th chord arpeggios in the LH (all keys)
    • Major + minor ii — V — Is over IVs with octave stride bass patterns in the LH (all keys)