Category Archives: Developing Your Sound

Piano Practice: How To Get More Out Of Your Time At The Piano

piano practiceToday I want to talk about one of the biggest piano practice mistakes that I see jazz piano students make.

Many people desperately want to sound better and have more fun at the piano.

Yet, when it comes to piano

Blues Piano Tutorial: How To Play Big Blues Licks

Are you searching for a cool new blues piano tutorial? You’ve come to the right place.

In this lesson you’ll find a free sample from our upcoming blues piano DVD, “The Breakthrough Blues Piano Method.” (Free sample video tutorial below)

Tasty Blues Piano Licks #1

Want to learn how blues piano licks can be used over blues, rock, gospel, and jazz chord changes? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s video I’m going to teach you a tasty lick that will be a …

How To Play Blues Piano – Turnarounds

how to play blues pianoWant to learn how to play blues piano? Want to learn some classic blues piano chords and moves?

You’ve come to the right place!

In today’s blues piano lesson I’m going to teach you how to play a must know …

Learn Jazz Standards : How Pros Do It

Got a great question from Luke about how to learn jazz standards quickly. I thought it would be useful to share my response with the community here.

Luke wrote:

learn jazz standards“Steve, I’m classically trained.

I can learn jazz standards if you

Learn Piano: The 7 Most Popular Lessons on FJL in 2015

learn pianoIt’s that special time of year again! Welcome to the 3rd annual list of the 7 most popular free piano lessons of the year.

This year was quite a special one. We saw record growth in so many ways:

What

Christmas Songs For Piano – How Maya Angelou Inspired Me

christmas songs for pianoWhen you play piano as much as I do, you have to do lots of weird things to stay musically inspired.

Sometimes I’ll spend the day listening to Oscar Peterson albums, practice christmas songs for piano, or I’ll learn a …

What Kobe Bryant Taught Me About Becoming A Great Jazz Musician

kobe bryant pianoIf you haven’t heard yet, the legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant just announced his retirement.

He was one of the all time greats. His talent mixed with his insane work ethic truly made him world class.

  • He’d shoot hundreds of

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