Category Archives: Jazz Articles

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 Jazz Standards : How Pros Do It

Got a great question from Luke about how to learn jazz standards quickly. I thought it would be useful to share my response with the community here. Luke wrote: “Steve, I’m classically trained. I can learn jazz standards if you gave me the notes written out. Problem is that I watch all the great jazz players play without music. They…

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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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