Category Archives: Developing Your Sound

Jazz Improvisation: The 12 Step Method

Ready to improve your jazz improvisation skills? This step by step article will help. Jazz improvisation is such an amazing art form. Unlike classical music where the notes are the same each time, in jazz, each performance of a tune is unique to the performer doing it! At the highest levels each time you play a…

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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 Best Jazz Albums To Study – Advice For Students

In today’s video I’m going to tell you about 3 of the best jazz albums that changed my musical life. These best jazz albums are my 3 recommendations for students who want to begin learning jazz from recordings. All 3 of these recordings completely changed my life as a player. I learned a ton from…

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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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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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2 5 1 Mastery – Super Jazz Theory Shortcuts

Today you’re going to dive into some awesome 2 5 1 jazz theory shortcuts! Does learning useful shortcuts to the most common chord progression in jazz interest you? If so, you’re in the right place. 2 5 1 is the most common chord progression in jazz. We’re going to dive deep into the pattern behind…

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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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Piano Jazz – A Special Resources Collection

Hey there! Ready to get your hands on some useful piano jazz goodies? Well, today we’re releasing the official trailer to the Zero To Jazz Piano Hero program! Plus, we’re recapping the free piano jazz resources we’ve released in the last 2 weeks. Let’s get started! First, Check Out The Awesome DVD Trailer Here Now! Update: The Zero…

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