Slash Chords Simplified : Video Tutorial

What are slash chords? Have you ever run into a chord chart or lead sheet that shows 2 notes with a slash in between them? It would have looked something like this F/A or B/D# ? These are known as slash chords! Ever wondered how to play them? Today’s quick and fun lesson teaches you…

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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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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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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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Christmas Songs For Piano – How Maya Angelou Inspired Me

When you play piano as much as I do, you have to do lots of weird things to stay musically inspired. Sometimes I’ll spend the day listening to Oscar Peterson albums, practice christmas songs for piano, or I’ll learn a new Herbie Hancock chord. Sometimes I’ll just analyze a great composition, or I’ll step away from the piano…

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