Category Archives: Jazz Articles

How To Improve Your Piano Rhythm: For Jazz Pianists And More

piano rhythmOne of the cool things about learning jazz piano is there are so many different things you can practice that will help you improve your skills.

Jazz is a very deep art form and there’s always something new and fun

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Christmas Jazz Piano Super System Thank You Video

Hi Everybody!

Just wanted to take a quick and thank everybody who’s already order the Christmas Jazz Piano Super System so far.  I’m so humbled and honored by the response so far. It’s truly been amazing.

While I was …

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Free Christmas Piano Jam Track!

christmas-piano-sheet-musicHey Christmas piano and jazz piano fans!

We are now only 4 days away from the release of the brand new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set.

The course officially releases on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 10am

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How To Play Christmas Songs On The Piano Using Jazz Arrangements

christmas-piano-sheet-musicWe are just 7 days away from the release of the new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set.

To celebrate the launch I wanted to share an exclusive sample video right from the actual course (below).

I’ve also …

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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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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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2 Ear Training Exercises That Will Help You Hear Chord Progressions More Easily

ear trainingThis lesson is the first in a series which presents a method for learning tunes while also developing your ear.

The tune “Autumn Leaves” is used as an example.

I first learned this ear training method in a masterclass taught …

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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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