Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a page full of resources that you can always refer to for all of your jazz education needs.

These are products that I personally use on a regular basis. I’ll keep adding to the list on a regular basis as I encounter more cool stuff. I recommend bookmarking the page for your reference and ease of learning. Enjoy these resources!

Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership Course

Learn Jazz PianoSteve’s all-in-one mega course Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership is finally here.

Get access to 5 killer libraries of jazz piano lessons. Songs library, chords library, licks library, improv drills, and pro jam tracks library.

The Jazz Masters Method

Jazz Piano LessonsSteve’s Jazz Masters Method is now available on DVD and instant streaming! Learn the jazz improvisation techniques of 9 incredible jazz piano masters.

Play like the jazz masters right now! 

 

Blues Piano Lessons

Blues Piano LessonsSteve’s Learn and Improvise Blues Piano Course now available on DVD. Take your blues playing to the next level. Study in the comfort of your own home. Already in 2nd printing!

Transcription and Ear Training Software

transcribe reviewTranscribe. The best software tool out there for transcribing and learning music off recordings.

Slow down recordings without losing pitch. Loop them, analyze notes, tranpose recordings, karaoke type functions, and more.

Jazz Education Materials

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A small % of the sale is credited back to freejazzlessons.com at no extra cost to you.

This helps pay for hosting costs for the site and the creation of new free lessons. Thank you and enjoy! :)

Barry Harris workshop reviewBarry Harris Workshop DVD  Learn jazz from the source! An amazing master class taught by one of the best jazz piano players of all time.  I’ve learned a ton from Barry Harris!

This is a 4 DVD set and it comes with a book filled with tons of notated examples so it’s easy for you to learn from.

Fakebooks

1.  The Swing Era – 1936-1947 (Jazz Bible Fake Books) Great collection of well notated and popular jazz standards to learn.

 

 

2.  Jazz of the 50′s (Jazz Bible Fake Book Series) I work from this fake book daily. Tunes from this fake book are called all the time. So many in here are must know.

 

 3. Hal Leonard Jazz of the 60′s And Beyond: Bible Fake Book Series Really nice collection of popular jazz tunes from the 60′s era. Tunes like Giant Steps, Black Coffee, All Blues and etc.

 

4. The Real Book: Sixth Edition The industry standard!  Definitely a must in your jazz education library.

 

 

The New Real Book (in C) The other jazz industry standard. For many years this was “the” fakebook. Lead sheets are clearly written. Easy to learn from!

Recommend Recordings

 1. Miles Davis Kind of Blue

 2. Barry Harris Live At The Jazz Workshop

 3. Wes Montgomery Smokin At the Half Note

 4. Hank Mobley Soul Station

 5. Art Blakey A Night At Birdland Volume 1

Other Piano Resources

www.pianolessonsonline.com Steve’s brand new other website where you can learn beginner piano lessons, rock piano lessons, R&B piano lessons, country piano lessons, piano chords, and more. New lessons are posted regularly on there.

  • Angelo

    Steve, when will your jazz lesson DVD come out?

  • Roberto

    Hi Steve!
    … only a question … I am completely new to piano (just bought a piano keyboard two days ago!) … and I would like first to start by myself to gain a bit of confidence before going next year to some private lessons. Your method sounds very interesting but my question is could it be suitable for a total beginner? Would you suggest it to me?
    I don’t know anything!

    Thanks in advance,

    • http://www.freejazzlessons.com/ Steve Nixon (freejazzlessons)

      Hi Roberto,
      I would highly recommend taking some private lessons either online or with a teacher. A great teacher can save you years of time. It’s money well spent. There’s no way I would have developed my own skills without great teachers :)