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How To Play Blues Piano – Turnarounds

Want 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 blues piano turnaround. (free video lesson below) This is a super famous turnaround and you’ll hear hundreds…

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Blues Piano Tutorial: Learn A Cool Right Hand Lick

Do you want to learn how to play blues piano? Well, you’ve come to the right place (video and blues piano tutorial below). Over the next few weeks we’re going to be releasing several new blues piano tutorials and resources that will skyrocket your blues piano skills. So, whether you’re a seasoned pianist, or you’re just…

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Jazz Harmony: How To Learn Chords More Quickly

Got 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 those jazzy chords. It’s time to finally up my chord game. I don’t have a million hours a…

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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: “Steve, I’m classically trained. I can learn jazz standards if you gave me the notes written out. Problem is that I watch all the great jazz players play without music. They…

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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 technique that I just learned that will help you do just that! This technique will…

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

It’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 We’ve Been Up To In 2015 I started this site in 2012. I started by throwing…

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Christmas Songs For Piano – How Maya Angelou Inspired Me

When 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 new Herbie Hancock chord. Sometimes I’ll just analyze a great composition, or I’ll step away from the piano…

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What Kobe Bryant Taught Me About Becoming A Great Jazz Musician

If 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 jump shots per day Lift weights Study game film Meditate Sit in ice baths Stretch And get…

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