Category Archives: Jazz Articles

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

Beautiful Blues Piano Chords

It’s time to learn some beautiful blues piano chords, moves, and tricks.

You can use the moves in today’s video to magically reinvent a basic 12 bar blues chord progression or any simple chord progression. They’re powerful! Ready to get …

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

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

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

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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