Category Archives: Developing Your Sound

What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned Studying Jazz?

jazz-forumOne of my favorite parts of studying jazz at Berklee was that there were lots of great musicians around me to learn from and share ideas with.

The sense of community was very helpful!

We had so many like minded …

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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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How Youtube Jazz Sensation Jacob Collier Creates Music

As many of the regular readers of this site already know, I love jazz arranging!

As jazz pianists, it’s important that you learn how to take a basic lead sheet of a song (just chords and melody) and bring it …

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How To Learn Jazz Songs The Right Way

Today we’re going to talk about one of the biggest mistakes that beginner jazz piano players make when they learn jazz standards.

By the end of this short lesson you’ll know how to learn jazz songs on a much deeper …

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Jazz Piano Practice Strategy Guide Part 1

learn jazz pianoIf you’re reading this lesson there’s no question that you have a love, a passion, and a commitment to learning jazz piano.

You and I have a lot in common in that way!

Part of my job, as an …

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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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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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Your Free Guide To 15 Jazz Piano Legends

learn jazz piano onlineIf you truly want to learn jazz piano you have to listen to the right people.

As your online jazz piano teacher, I want to make sure you are listening to and learning from some of the best jazz pianists

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