Category Archives: Chord Lessons

Here’s a ton of lessons on jazz chords and jazz piano chords. You can easily access them by clicking on any of the titles below.

Learn These Great Jazz Piano Voicings (Free Sheet Music And Video)

In today’s tutorial we’re going to explore some great sounding dominant jazz piano voicings.

Many beginner jazz piano players will play the same chord voicing every time they see a dominant chord in a lead sheet or a fake book.…

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How To Play Block Chords Over A Real Jazz Standard

Do you want to learn how to play block chords over a real jazz tune? Then, this lesson is for you!

Block chords are a really cool chord voicing technique that you can use to harmonize your songs. They’re very …

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Free Block Chord Piano Lesson

Do you want to learn more about block chords? Are you looking for an easy jazz piano lesson on the locked hand chord style? You’ve come to the right place!

In today’s lesson we’re going to take a look at …

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Straight No Chaser Jazz Piano Tutorial (Thelonious Monk Lesson)

jazz piano tutorialsIf you love the sound of Thelonious Monk’s music than you’ll have a tun of fun with this sample jazz piano tutorial.

In today’s lesson we’re going to learn the famous Monk tune Straight No Chaser. Straight No Chaser is …

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How To Play Jazz Piano: Chord Substitutions Lesson 1

In this jazz piano tutorial we’re going to learn a cool technique that you can use to decorate chords that are held for long periods of time.

This technique will work particularly well over dominant chords but you can eventually …

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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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Steely Dan Chords Tutorial: Learn How To Play The Intro To Peg

steely dan chordsHave you ever felt bored while listening to a 3 chord pop song?

Do you find the chord change bland or repetitive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you’re not alone.

Many educated and studied musicians have …

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4 Extremely Useful Jazz Piano Chord Voicings

If you want to learn jazz piano voicings this will be a great starter lesson for you.

By increasing your understanding of jazz piano harmony, chord progressions, and jazz piano voicings you can open up an incredible world of self …

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