Category Archives: Standards

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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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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Straight No Chaser Jazz Piano Tutorial (Thelonious Monk Lesson)

If you love the sound of Thelonious Monk’s music than you’ll have a tun of fun with this sample jazz piano tutorial. In today’s lesson we’re going to learn the famous Monk tune Straight No Chaser. Straight No Chaser is a jazz blues tune written in the year 1951. It’s become one of the most famous jazz…

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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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10 Most Popular Jazz Piano Tutorials Of 2013

I thought it would be fun and useful to share a list of the most popular jazz piano tutorials that were published on this site in 2013. I was able to go back and look at my analytics for FJL and see what pages people visited the most. It’s a pretty cool feature and the…

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Jazz Piano Voicings Video Tutorial – 4 Extremely Useful Chords

If you want to learn jazz piano voicings this will be a great starter lesson for you. By increasing your understanding of jazz piano harmony, chord progressions, jazz piano voicings, and chord voicings as an overall whole you’ll open up an incredible world of self expression. Creative Jazz Piano Is Like Creative Cooking Sometimes I…

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Herbie Hancock Chords – Free Video Tutorial

Would you like to learn some Herbie Hancock chords? Do you love the incredible artistry and soul of Herbie Hancock’s music? Well, to celebrate the launch of my new Premium Membership course  I created a special free Herbie Hancock lesson for you. I am truly humbled by the love and support I’ve received and continue to…

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Jazz Rhythm – How To Practice This Important Skill

Would you like to improve your jazz rhythm? Today we’re going to talk about one of the most fundamental skills that you need to succeed as a jazz piano player. Even though this skill is incredibly important I’m always amazed by how many jazz students seem so ready to blissfully ignore it inside the practice…

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