Category Archives: Chord Lessons

Here’s a ton of lessons on jazz chords and jazz piano chords. You can easily access them by clicking on any of the titles below.

Quartal Harmony – 9 Killer Concepts

Ever wondered how to get that lush and modern jazz sound? The sort of rich voicings you get to hear from people like Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea? The answer is in quartal harmony. In this lesson we’re going to show you 9 different ways you can use quartal harmony in your own…

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3 Easy Oscar Peterson Chords

Would you like to learn 3 easy Oscar Peterson chords? You’ve come to the right place. In the video below I’m going to teach you how to play 3 Oscar Peterson chords for the left hand. These sound great in a solo piano style. They can be used for both playing the head of a…

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Emotional Chords: How To Tell Stories With Chords

Are you looking for emotional chords? Would you like to tell a story every time you play? Would you like your listeners to feel like they’ve been on an incredible journey every time you sit down at your instrument? Well this article and video should help. We talk all the time about jazz theory on…

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5 Chord Progression Moves Every Player Must Know

Want to learn 5 chord progression moves every top level player must have in their toolbelt? Cool, you’ve come to the right place! This lesson will be especially helpful if you’re playing chord progressions exactly like a million other piano players out there. It’s time that you learn how to separate yourself from the herd. So,…

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Easy Jazz Chord Progression Trick

Ready to learn a simple jazz chord progression trick you can apply to any type of music? Well, one of the most popular chord progressions you’ll find in most styles of music is a I chord going to a IV chord. (Free video below) Since this is used all over the place in music it’s always…

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7 Tips For Playing Better Jazz Piano

World touring jazz pianist Steve Nixon’s tips for playing great jazz piano. 1) Your chords have to be 100% authentic in the jazz style That means using chords that contain the prettiest notes. If you only play triads and basic chords you’re missing 99% of the style. You don’t want your playing to sound cheesy…

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Blues Chord Progression: 4 Tricks You Should Swipe

Want to learn how to really spice up a blues chord progression? You’ve come to the right place. In today’s free video lesson I’m going to teach 4 super sweet things you can do to decorate the first 4 bars of the blues. This will help you play chorus after chorus of the blues and…

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Jazz Studies: The Top Free Lessons Of The Year

Ready to go deeper into your jazz studies? Well, you’ve come to the right place. It’s that special time of year once again! Welcome to the 4th annual list of the 7 most popular free jazz piano lessons of the year. This year was quite special. We saw record growth in so many ways: Jazz Studies:…

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