Category Archives: Jazz 101

If you’re more of a beginner jazz musician these lessons should be a great fit for you. I always try to put something special in every lesson though for intermediate jazz and advance jazz musicians too!

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Pentatonic Scale Piano Made Easy

Would you like to learn more about pentatonic scale piano techniques? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s free video lesson you will quickly learn how to incorporate pentatonic scales into your improvisation skill set. After watching this video your music will sound that much more beautiful. So, be prepared to capture your…

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How To Practice Piano – Use Your Time Tips

Do you want to learn more about how to practice piano? Today I want to talk about one of the biggest piano practice mistakes that I see jazz piano students make. Many people desperately want to sound better and have more fun at the piano. Yet, when it comes to piano practice, they don’t use their…

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Play Blues Piano – A Special Resources Collection

Hey you! I’m very excited to announce that our brand new DVD “The Breakthrough Blues Piano Method” has been released. Today we’re releasing the official trailer! Plus, to celebrate the launch we’re giving you access to some free blues resources. Let’s get started! First, Check Out The Awesome DVD Trailer Here Now! Now, here comes the…

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Beautiful Blues Piano Chords

It’s time to learn some beautiful blues piano chords, moves, and tricks. You can use the moves in today’s video to magically reinvent a basic 12 bar blues chord progression or any simple chord progression. They’re powerful! Ready to get started learning? Special Blues DVD Sample Tutorial In this video Blues Hall Of Fame pianist, Bruce Katz shows you a technique…

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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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Piano Practice: A Weird Trick You Can Use To Get More Practice In

Are you struggling to find time for your piano practice? Do you wish you could find a way to motivate yourself to practice piano more than you do now? Well, in the video below I share with you a cool technique that I just learned that will help you do just that! This technique will…

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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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What Kobe Bryant Taught Me About Becoming A Great Jazz Musician

If you haven’t heard yet, the legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant just announced his retirement. He was one of the all time greats. His talent mixed with his insane work ethic truly made him world class. He’d shoot hundreds of jump shots per day Lift weights Study game film Meditate Sit in ice baths Stretch And get…

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