Category Archives: Developing Your Sound

Learn 5 Amazing Jazz Piano Voicings Using 1 Simple Shape

Are you looking for some new jazz piano voicings? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s free jazz piano tutorial I’m going to show you 1 simple voicing shape that you can use over 5 different chord types. It’s an extremely powerful voicing  You’ll be able to use the voicing over 99% of jazz…

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What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned Studying Jazz?

One of my favorite parts of studying jazz at Berklee was that there were lots of great musicians around me to learn from and share ideas with. The sense of community was very helpful! We had so many like minded people working together on a common goal to become better jazz musicians! This created an incredible environment…

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Free Block Chord Piano Lesson

Do you want to learn more about block chords? Are you looking for an easy jazz piano lesson on the locked hand chord style? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s lesson we’re going to take a look at a style of block chords made famous by George Shearing and Ahmad Jamal (video tutorial,…

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Jacob Collier: How This Youtube Jazz Sensation Creates Music

Want to learn from Jacob Collier? You’ve come to the right place. As many of the regular readers of this site already know, I love jazz arranging! As jazz pianists, it’s important that you learn how to take a basic lead sheet of a song (just jazz piano chords and melody) and bring it to life. It’s literally…

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How To Learn Jazz Songs The Right Way

Today we’re going to talk about one of the biggest mistakes that beginner jazz piano players make when they learn jazz standards. By the end of this short lesson you’ll know how to learn jazz songs on a much deeper level. Let’s get started learning (video, notation, and tips below). The Fake Book Dilemma If…

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Jazz Piano Practice Strategy Guide Part 1

If you’re reading this lesson there’s no question that you have a love, a passion, and a commitment to learning jazz piano. You and I have a lot in common in that way! Part of my job, as an online jazz piano teacher, is to help keep you motivated and focused on your musical goals. Now, I…

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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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Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership Has Launched!

Hey there fans of learning jazz piano and jazz piano lessons online! I’m proud to announce that my newest course is finally live and available. Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership was released with on Monday Oct. 7th 2013. It includes access to: A Rich Jazz Piano Chords Library Essential Jazz Song Tutorials  Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced…

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