Category Archives: Approaches to Soloing

10 Most Popular Jazz Piano Tutorials Of 2013

I thought it would be fun and useful to share a list of the most popular jazz piano tutorials that were published on this site in 2013.

jazz piano tutorialsI was able to go back and look at my analytics for FJL …

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Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership Has Launched!

Hey there fans of learning jazz piano and jazz piano lessons online!

I’m proud to announce that my newest course is finally live and available. Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership was released with on Monday Oct. 7th 2013.

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It includes …

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Do You Know These 3 Important Jazz Scales?

jazz scalesIn today’s lesson we’re going to explore 3 very important jazz scales. I’m also going to show you how to use these scales in your jazz improvisation.

It’s always a good idea to apply what we learn to real music. …

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Improve Your Jazz Improvisation On Major 7th Chords

jazz improvisation major chordsDo you wish you were better at jazz improvisation? Do you wish you could improvise over major 7th chords better than you do now?

Do you find yourself lost when major 7th chords come up in your favorite jazz and …

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Jazz Masters Method Special Video Blog Thank You

Hey everybody!

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet. I’m truly humbled right now. I’d like to thank everybody who’s ordered the Jazz Masters Method DVD so far during this launch week.

The response has been simply been

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Free Lesson And A Big Announcement

jazz piano lessonsHey Friends,

I hope you’ve had a GREAT week so far. I can’t believe another week has passed and the weekend is fast approaching!

(I’m excited though as I’m going on a 15 mile hike through some trails in Wisconsin. …

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Clifford Brown Jazz Improvisation Lesson

Clifford Brown jazz lickI always tell my jazz students if they really want to learn jazz improvisation and master the bebop language then they need to go directly to the source.

They need to learn from people like Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, …

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How To Add The Major Bebop Scale To Your Playing

major bebop scaleDo you wish knew more ways to bridge the gap between the scales you know and what real jazz musicians actually use in their jazz solos?

One of the best ways to go about doing this is to learn the …

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