Category Archives: Jazz 101

If you’re more of a beginner jazz musician these lessons should be a great fit for you. I always try to put something special in every lesson though for intermediate jazz and advance jazz musicians too!

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Jazz Harmony: How To Learn Chords More Quickly

jazz harmonyGot a great email question from Joe about how to make learning jazz harmony and jazz chords easier.

“Hey Steve, Love your playing man! Ok, so I’ve played mostly rock in my life but I’ve always been a sucker for

Piano Practice: A Weird Trick You Can Use To Get More Practice In

Are you struggling to find time for your piano practice?

Do you wish you could find a way to motivate yourself to practice piano more than you do now?

Well, in the video below I share with you a cool …

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

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

4 Jazz Improvisation Shapes You Need To Know

Are you struggling with you jazz improvisation? Do you find yourself quickly running out of ideas when your soloing?

In this free jazz improvisation video lesson, I’m going to teach you how to start using a cool improvisation technique called …

Jazz Harmony: Learn This Cool Chord Progression Trick

Would you like to learn more about jazz harmony? Want to learn a cool move you can use to spice up hundreds of the songs you play?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s jazz harmony lesson I’m …

Learn Jazz Piano Comping

Would you like to improve your jazz comping skills? Want to learn some sweet jazz piano chords that you can use to comp over hundreds of jazz tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s free video lesson

How To Become A Better Musician

how to become a better musicianAs I mentioned in my last article, I recently celebrated my 15th year anniversary as a full time professional musician.

After playing over 1500 gigs I’ve learned tons of musical lessons over the years (both good and bad!)

That’s …

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