3 Uncommon Tips For Practicing Jazz Piano Technique

When most of us think about practicing jazz piano technique or jazz piano exercises we usually think of the same old boring exercises that piano players have been playing for countless years. Things like scale practice, arpeggios, Hanon exercises, and playing classical pieces. Now, to be fair these technique studies and piano drills can be…

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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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The 6 Steps To Success In Your Jazz Practice Routine

I recently was invited by the fantastic jazz guitar player Matt Warnock to write a guest article for his blog.  You can find the article I wrote here right here 6 steps to jazz practice success. I highly recommend you check out this article if you want to really take your jazz practicing skills to the next…

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Jazz Standards You Should Learn Part 1

Have you ever wondered what the first jazz tunes you should learn are? If so, I’d like to help you get started. There are so many fantastic jazz tunes in the Great American Songbook that it can feel overwhelming when trying to find a place to start. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of…

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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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Rootless Jazz Voicings-Min7th’s

Want to learn some cool left hand jazz chords? In this video I teach you how to use and apply rootless jazz piano voicings.  This video specifically focuses on Minor 7th voicings. Rootless voicings are essential for any jazz piano player’s toolkit. Be sure to also check out part 2 in the series where we…

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