Category Archives: Left Hand Voicings

Straight No Chaser Jazz Piano Tutorial (Thelonious Monk Lesson)

If you love the sound of Thelonious Monk’s music than you’ll have a tun of fun with this sample jazz piano tutorial. In today’s lesson we’re going to learn the famous Monk tune Straight No Chaser. Straight No Chaser is a jazz … Continue reading

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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 apply … Continue reading

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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. It includes … Continue reading

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A Basic Guide To 7th Chords Part 1

In today’s free jazz tutorial we’re going to learn how to build and play basic 7th chords. These types of chords are used in almost every single jazz standard, lots of rock songs, R&B songs, and even classical music too. … Continue reading

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Learn How To Play Minor 7 Flat 5 Piano Chords

In today’s free piano lesson we’re going to learn how to play the minor 7 (flat 5) chords in a fun and interesting way. After teaching piano lessons for over 15 years now I’ve noticed an overwhelming trend in regards … Continue reading

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Jazz Masters Method Special Video Blog Thank You

Hey everybody! Today’s post is going to be short but sweet. I’m truly humbled right now. I’d like to thank everybody who’s ordered the Jazz Masters Method DVD so far during this launch week. The response has been simply been AMAZING. … Continue reading

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Free Lesson And A Big Announcement

Hey Friends, I hope you’ve had a GREAT week so far. I can’t believe another week has passed and the weekend is fast approaching! (I’m excited though as I’m going on a 15 mile hike through some trails in Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Stride Piano Lesson: Free Video and Tips

Are you looking for some more interesting ways of playing your favorite jazz standards and chord progressions on piano? Well, in today’s jazz piano lesson we’re going to study a classic rhythmic way of doing this called stride piano. (Video … Continue reading

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