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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Free Christmas Piano Tutorial: The First Noel

Do you love playing Christmas piano music? Then, you’ve come to the right place! I’m excited to announce that we’ve finally opening the doors again on “The Christmas Jazz Piano Super System!” In honor of this special occasion,  I want to share a free Christmas piano tutorial today. In this video lesson I’m going to teach…

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Major Chords – How To Play Sweeter Sounding Chords

Want to learn some beautiful ways of playing major chords? You’ve come to the right place. As many fans of this site already know I’ll be releasing my brand new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set on Monday November 3rd. Since I made the announcement, I’ve received a TON of emails asking questions…

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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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Learn Summertime: Easy Jazz Piano Tutorial

If you want to learn how to play jazz piano well it’s incredibly important that you invest some time into learning jazz standards. To help you get started building your repertoire I’m going to teach you how to play one of the most requested jazz standards of all time…George Gershwin’s Summertime. If you love the sound of George Gershwin’s…

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Learn These Great Jazz Piano Voicings (Free Sheet Music And Video)

In today’s tutorial we’re going to explore some great sounding dominant jazz piano voicings. Many beginner jazz piano players will play the same chord voicing every time they see a dominant chord in a lead sheet or a fake book. This isn’t horrible per say but if you keep playing the same voicing over and over your playing…

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Block Chords Video- How To Play Over A Real Jazz Standard

Do you want to learn how to play block chords over a real jazz tune? Then, this lesson is for you! Block chords are a really cool chord voicing technique that you can use to harmonize your songs. They’re very fun to play, sound great, and pretty easy to learn too. The true value of learning…

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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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