In this 2-Minute Jazz video, Peter Martin demonstrates the half/whole diminished scale.read more
In this 2-Minute Jazz video, Peter Martin demonstrates a few ways to use pentatonic scales in jazz.read more
In this episode, Peter Martin sits down with saxophonist Anat Cohen to talk about jazz, growing up in a musical family in Israel, and her passion for Brazillian music.read more
Last week the entire Open Studio team moved into our beautiful new headquarters in St. Louis' bustling arts district, Grand Center. For the first time, all of our team will under one roof, Steinway in hand, ready to shoot great new lessons and courses when ever we...read more
Last year I challenged myself to get rid of all of the concepts in my playing that I didn’t really care for but had been playing out of habit. This became a much larger task than I had anticipated. One of the first things to go was a handful of crappy voicings that I always seemed to default to for no good reason. This left a bit of a whole in my voicing arsenal. I started to scramble for voicing ideas that might seem useful.read more
In our search for growth as musicians, we can too often become obsessed with information, sometimes overlooking simple tasks that can get us sounding better with what we already have. Gathering the hippest lines or voicings or rhythms is an enticing (and never ending)...read more
In this episode, Peter Martin sits down with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and vocalist Kurt Elling to talk about music, career, and their new recording – Upward Spiral. Recorded live on stage at the Ferring Jazz Bistro in St. Louis, USA.read more
Another Day of Sun, opening song from the movie “La La Land”.
Jazz piano arrangement by Peter Martin, composed by Justin Hurwitz.
Last week, Peter Martin and the Open Studio crew took over the beautiful Sheldon Concert Hall to record a new piano course geared at intermediate players called "Elements of Jazz Piano" (coming Spring 2017). Not only will this be amongst our most visually and...read more
In this episode, Peter Martin sits down with The Bad Plus to talk about the band’s origins and their unique approach to the music.read more