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.

How To Play A Jazz Blues Chord Progression

In today’s free jazz blues chords lesson we’re going to take an in depth look at how to mix together some jazz chords and some blues piano chords into an incredible chord blend. This combo of jazz and blues piano chords will make your blues sound way more interesting. Players like Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery,…

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Jazz Chord for the Left Hand – Lesson and Video

In today’s free jazz piano lesson we are going to take a look at a very simple yet very powerful jazz piano chord.  This particular lesson will focus on a rootless dominant seventh chord voicing. (video lesson and notation below). (This is a follow up lesson to my rootless minor chords lesson.  That lesson has been…

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Bill Evans Jazz Chords Lesson and Video

If you love the sound of rich jazz chords then you’ll love this free jazz piano lesson. So, in today’s free jazz piano lesson video I’m going to be teaching you guys how to play some really sweet Bill Evans chords.  (Notation of chords below the video). Bill Evans was truly a harmonic genius. Whenever I…

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How To Play Extensions on Dominant Seventh Chords

Want to spice up your chords and arrangements and make them more jazzy?   One of the best ways to do this by adding extensions to your chords. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand how to do this properly.   So, you’re probably saying right now, “Steve, How do you play extensions on chords?”  “I heard…

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How To Play Satin Doll With Spread Voicings

A couple weeks back we learned about a very famous style of jazz chords called spread voicings. (If you missed the lesson and have no idea what spread voicings are make sure you check out the how to play spread voicings lesson). Anyway, since then I received a couple emails from subscribers to the site asking me…

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How To Play Spread Voicings on Piano – Great Jazz Piano Chords!

– Are you struggling to find good solo jazz piano voicings? – Do you only feel comfortable when you’re playing in a trio and there’s a bass player laying down the bottom end for you? – How about accompanying vocalists?  Do you have trouble finding the right voicings to play behind a singer? If you…

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Misty Chords & Cool Reharmonization

If you want to learn Misty chords to the jazz standard Misty then you’ve come to the right place! Ok, so as promised I charted out the chords for the jazz piano video lesson I made on reharmonizing Misty. If you haven’t seen the video check it out here: Misty reharmonization lesson. Thanks to Bill Evans…

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How To Play Misty – Jazz Piano Reharmonization

Make Your Jazz Standards More Interesting Have you ever noticed that great jazz piano players seem to play so many more chords than are written in your everyday run of the mill fakebook? Why is this? For starters, most of the time the chord changes written in a fakebook are either very bland, boring, or…

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