Category Archives: Approaches to Soloing

How To Improvise With Symmetrical Scales

Symmetrical Scales: Jazz as an art form has seen countless permutations. Starting with simple blues melodies in the early 1900s; incorporating chromaticism and arpeggios with the rise of bebop led by Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Taking a dive into the modal era pioneered by Miles Davis in the 50s and 60s; through even more…

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Piano Transposition Secrets Masterclass

Do you want to skyrocket your piano transposition skills? ==>Click here to register for this masterclass Alright, so over the years we’ve talked about a lot of different strategies to really take advantage and maximize your practice time right… We all only have 24 hours in the day. So, when we can find ways to shortcut…

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2 Unusual Oscar Peterson Jazz Exercises

Do you want to learn 2 unusual Oscar Peterson jazz exercises? I’ve had a lot of students ask me who I studied when I was an up and coming jazz pianist. We’re all constantly looking for ways to maximize our return on investment with our jazz piano practice time right? Well, I’m reaching out to you today…

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Announcing A Brand New Piano Lessons Online Website

Hey there! We’ve got a major announcement today. I’m so excited to release this video.  So, over the years we’ve had a ton of requests from students who’ve asked us if we could create some different styles of music in our tutorials. I’ve heard things like, “We love the jazz tutorials but can you also teach…

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Pentatonic Scale Piano Made Easy

Would you like to learn more about pentatonic scale piano techniques? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s free video lesson you will quickly learn how to incorporate pentatonic scales into your improvisation skill set. After watching this video your music will sound that much more beautiful. So, be prepared to capture your…

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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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4 Jazz Improvisation Shapes You Need To Know

Are you struggling with you jazz improvisation? Do you find yourself quickly running out of ideas when your soloing? In this free jazz improvisation video lesson, I’m going to teach you how to start using a cool improvisation technique called ‘vertical playing’. This chordal based approach to improv will add all kinds of new possibilities into your soloing.…

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10 Most Popular Jazz Piano Tutorials Of 2013

I thought it would be fun and useful to share a list of the most popular jazz piano tutorials that were published on this site in 2013. I was able to go back and look at my analytics for FJL and see what pages people visited the most. It’s a pretty cool feature and the…

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