'Watermelon Man' by Herbie Hancock



Every month we will deep dive into a new Blues/Jazz Standard using the unique teaching method I have developed over 25 years as a professional educator and performer. This is the exact method I use in my classes, workshops and ensembles which has helped thousands of students to master jazz and blues piano, with many going on to have successful careers as professional jazz musicians.

Each lesson will have 10 to 20 individual steps where I will show you exactly what to play using video lessons with downloadable PDF cheat sheets! The lessons will be written out note-for-note. Everything in the videos will be provided to you as downloadable sheet music and you will learn how to play each Standard for solo piano and also how to play it with an ensemble.

Please note that a basic competence of grade 3, or intermediate level, piano is required to get the most out of the Jazz Piano Blueprint.

My piano method will literally cut years off your practice time! You will learn all the tips and ‘secrets’ I really wish I had at the beginning of my own blues and jazz journey! You will also learn some very cool licks and riffs, together with lessons teaching you how to use them.

I can’t wait to get started teaching you this method of learning blues and jazz piano which follows a clear and structured path. I have seen it work for thousands of my students worldwide and thanks to the Internet I can now reach thousands more students with awesome in-depth video lessons and pdfs to help you achieve your dream of playing blues and jazz piano!

We will be covering many genres as you progress and the first tune we are going to deep-dive into is the totally awesome ‘Watermelon Man‘ by Herbie Hancock.


Greg Lloyd is an Australian professional Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator with a B.Mus. in Jazz Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium and Australian National University. For 25 years Greg has been helping aspiring musicians learn blues and jazz.

Greg has taught at numerous universities worldwide and has performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Barbican and in major venues in New York, Dublin, Sydney, London and Paris. Greg has studied with Joe Zawinul, Lee Konitz, John Patitucci, Mike Stern, Mark Murphy, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Mike Nock and on the Rock side of things he has collaborated with Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz).

Greg is known for his engaging and supportive style of teaching, his humour and his ability to teach complex harmony and musical theory 'by stealth'. His unique method has helped thousands of students to master jazz and blues piano with many going on to have successful careers as professional jazz musicians.

  • Blues harmony, rhythm and melody
  • Authentic bass lines and left-hand patterns
  • Professional chord voicings
  • Blues scales
  • Cool licks and riffs with lessons teaching you how to use them
  • How to play a 12-Bar Blues
  • Triads
  • Sixth chords
  • Seventh chords
  • Ninth and thirteenth chords
  • Minor and diminished chords
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Jazz harmony
  • Improvisation
  • Piano technique
  • Triads & Inversions
  • 4-Note Chords & Inversions
  • Chord Extensions
  • Scales and Modes
  • How to use the Modes off the major and minor scales
  • Diatonic Chords in all 12 Keys
  • Rhythm exercises
  • What rhythm changes are and how to play them
  • Professional jazz voicings
  • Walking bass lines
  • Swing
  • Swing eighth-notes
  • What comping is and how to comp

Your Instructor

Greg Lloyd
Greg Lloyd

Have you struggled to learn blues and jazz piano? Do you want to play blues piano but don't know where to start? I'm here to help you. Have you been told that you can't learn blues, that you either have it in your bones or you don't? I am here to tell you that you CAN learn blues piano. I know because I did it!

I am a full-time professional musician, composer and educator with more than 25 years experience teaching around the world at varies universities and music schools. During this time I have created and refined my teaching methods when teaching blues piano to just 25 steps. I am going to show you these 25 steps here in BPB and you will sound like a pro!

I have successfully taught blues and jazz piano to many thousands of people, from beginners to advanced students - many of my students are now professional musicians.

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