Piano Practice – How To Build Better Habits

Today I want to teach you about a really useful piano practice technique that I’ve started using in my life. I’ve found a lot of benefit from it in both my music and in my personal life. It’s easy and I think you’ll really enjoy it as well once you start using it too. (We’re also…

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Jazz Theory Cheat Sheet: The ii V I In All 12 Keys

As you continue to develop your jazz theory skills you’re going to want to make it a goal of being able to instantly play a ii-V-I chord progression in all 12 keys. Since you’ll hear the ii V I chord progression in so many great jazz tunes it’s vitally important that you learn how to play it quickly. It’s…

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Piano Rhythm – 3 Strategies To Improve Your Rhythm Today

Want to improve your piano rhythm? Well, one of the cool things about learning jazz piano is there are so many different things you can practice that will help you improve your piano rhythm skills. Jazz is a very deep art form and there’s always something new and fun to explore. For example, you can spend time learning…

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Christmas Jazz Piano Super System Thank You Video

Hi Everybody! Just wanted to take a quick and thank everybody who’s already order the Christmas Jazz Piano Super System so far.  I’m so humbled and honored by the response so far. It’s truly been amazing. While I was packaging the orders I thought I’d create a little video and personally thank you all. You…

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How To Play Christmas Songs On The Piano Using Jazz Arrangements

We have finally opened the doors again on the “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System“. To celebrate the relaunch of the 2 DVD set, I wanted to share an exclusive sample video right from the actual course (below). I’ve also gotten a TON of emails about the course so I’m also going to answer some of the most…

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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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How To Play Jazz Piano: Chord Substitutions Lesson 1

In this jazz piano tutorial we’re going to learn a cool technique that you can use to decorate chords that are held for long periods of time. This technique will work particularly well over dominant chords but you can eventually apply the technique to pretty much any type of jazz piano chord. Start by watching the…

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2 Ear Training Exercises – Hear Chord Progressions More Easily

This lesson is the first in a series which presents a method for learning tunes while also developing your ear. The tune “Autumn Leaves” is used as an example. I first learned this ear training method in a masterclass taught by the great alto saxophonist, Phil Woods. Phil sat down at the piano and played…

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