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 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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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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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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Jazz Harmony: Learn This Cool Chord Progression Trick

Would you like to learn more about jazz harmony? Want to learn a cool move you can use to spice up hundreds of the songs you play? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s jazz harmony lesson I’m going to teach you a really tasty way you can reinvent the #1 chord progression in jazz.…

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Learn Jazz Piano Comping

Would you like to improve your jazz comping skills? Want to learn some sweet jazz piano chords that you can use to comp over hundreds of jazz tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s free video lesson I’m going to show you how to play 3 tasty jazz comping voicing. Plus, I’ll…

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Jazz Theory 101 – How To Play Chord Extensions

Do you want to learn more about jazz theory and jazz harmony? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s jazz theory lesson we’re going to explore a very important concept called chord extensions. 1. After watching and reading this lesson you’ll understand how to make all your jazz piano chords sound much more beautiful. 2.…

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Jazz Theory Cheat Sheet: The ii V I In All 12 Keys

As you continue to develop your jazz theory skills you’re going to want to make it a goal of being able to instantly play a ii-V-I chord progression in all 12 keys. Since you’ll hear the ii V I chord progression in so many great jazz tunes it’s vitally important that you learn how to play it quickly. It’s…

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