I am excited to announce my new book, “Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know!”

This book was created for the members of my Essential Piano Exercises Course, and they have been anxiously awaiting this new book. If you are already a member of this course, you can download the PDF copy within the course under the “Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know,” tab. Next week I will start adding video lessons for all of the jazz piano exercises and jazz pieces I have composed – only a few videos per week so I don’t overwhelm everyone.

We found out this new book was the #1 New Release on Amazon in two separate categories last week:


✅  Anyone can purchase the single use license PDF copy of this book at this link:

✅  You can also purchase the paperback version of this book from Amazon at this link:

I want to say a special thank you to over 500 piano teachers world-wide who are currently reviewing this new book. Many have already left their five star reviews on Amazon and many more will be sharing their reviews throughout the month. Thank you so much for being willing to review my new book!

✅  If you are a piano teacher, you can purchase the lifetime studio license PDF copy of this book at this link:


Here is a brief overview of this book (this is the summary of the book as found on Amazon):

Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is a book everyone can use to improve their understanding of jazz basics, blues scales, the ii-V-I chord progressions, modal jazz improv, other fun jazz chord progressions, and more. Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know was created as one of the resources for the members of the Essential Piano Exercises Course ( This book is dedicated to the many piano students, young and old, who have asked Jerald Simon over the years to release a book with all of the jazz piano exercises he feels are essential to help pianists learn how to improvise, arrange, and even compose in a jazz style.

In this book, Jerald teaches the following:

Key Signatures – page 6, Basic Music Intro/Review – page 12, Most Common Chords – page 22, Blues Pentascales – page 38, 12 Bar Blues – page 48, The Major Blues Scale – page 76, 2 – 5 – 1 (ii7 – V7 – I7) – page 88, Jazz Modes – page 98, Whole – Half – Half – page 105, Using the Chromatics Scale – page 110, Using Jazz Chords – page 116, The Boogie-Woogie – page 138, Using 7th Chords – page 170, Improv Lessons – page 198, Modal Jazz Improvisation – page 222, 9th Chords – page 237, Modulating from one Key to Another – page 244, Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv Patterns Created from the Minor Blues Scale – page 248, and Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv Patterns Created from the Major Blues Scale – page 252.

Jerald also includes 33 original jazz pieces to help piano students learn jazz the fun way by actually playing jazz music and seeing the practical application of the jazz theory they have learned.

The entire book follows a pattern of:

  1. Teaching the jazz music theory concept,
  2. Presenting exercises that focus on implementing and applying the jazz music theory concepts, and
  3. Demonstrating how the theory and and jazz exercises can be combined together to create actual jazz music by having the piano student play jazz music that was composed using the exact jazz theory concepts the student has just learned. Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is part of the Essential Piano Exercises Series. The first book in this series is titled Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know. It was followed by 100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know. This is the third book in the series. Other books in this series will soon be available as well (i.e. Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know, Essential Pop Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know, Essential Rock Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know, 100 Chord Progressions Every Piano Player Should Know, 100 Improvised Licks Every Piano Player Should Know, etc.).

Learn more about my “Essential Piano Exercises Course” below. We have hundreds of members of this course from 26 countries around the world and more signing up for the course every week. I want to say a special “THANK YOU!” to all of the members. I enjoy our weekly Facebook Live piano lesson every Friday and I am so impressed by everyone’s progress. Keep up the great work!




You can learn more about this course at:

The three main areas of focus for this course are: 1. learning music theory, 2. learning how to improvise on the piano, 3. learning how to compose on the piano.

I refer to these three areas as:

  1. Theory Therapy, 2. Innovative Improvisation, and 3. Creative Composition

My goal is to help as many piano players, piano students, and piano teachers learn music theory, how to improvise and create their own arrangements on the piano and how to compose music of their own. That is the purpose of this course. We go through several of my music books in order to teach music theory – the FUN way. I refer to it as the practical application of music theory. I often call it Piano FUNdamentals (emphasis on the word FUN). This course goes hand in hand with my COOL SONGS Series (











Here is a little more information about this course:

The course is a one time payment of $199.95 and includes video lessons where I teach each of the piano exercises from the following books:

Here are some video examples from the course:


Join the course by visiting this link:

Let me know if you have any questions about anything or would like to know more! CONTACT ME with any questions you may have!




Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Thanks again!

Jerald Simon
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Start using COOL SONGS in your piano lessons today!

Step #1 – Download my FREE Cool Songs Starter Package (12 FREE COOL SONGS with accompaniment minus tracks – 4 beginning level, 4 early intermediate level, and 4 intermediate – advanced level COOL SONGS) 

Step #2 – Purchase the entire COOL SONGS Series Course single use license (Over 4 years worth of piano lessons – 163 COOL SONGS Complete with video lessons and accompaniment MP3 minus tracks) – piano teachers can upgrade to the studio license at checkout)

Step #3 – Once you have purchased the COOL SONGS Series for $49.95 and/or upgraded to a studio license if you are a piano teacher, you will be able to join the COOL SONGS Club (a monthly subscription club for $6.95 per month) to receive new COOL SONGS and COOL EXERCISES every month (everything is a studio license so teachers can reprint the music out for students).

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“My purpose and mission in life is to motivate myself and others through my music and writing, to help others find their purpose and mission in life, and to teach values that encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best.” – Jerald Simon

Jerald Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation®. As an entrepreneur, he loves business, composing music, and writing poetry and motivational self help books. He is a music educator, professional speaker, and life coach.  Visit to learn more about Jerald.

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