Category Archives: Standards

Learn 4 Herbie Hancock Chords

Do you love the beautiful sound of Herbie Hancock’s 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 (Oct. 7th 2013) I created a special free Herbie Hancock lesson for you. I am truly humbled by the love and support…

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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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All The Things You Are: Jazz Piano Lesson And Reharmonization

I get a lot of requests from people who ask me to teach more jazz piano arrangements. I always aim to please! So, today I thought it would be fun to teach you guys a bunch of new jazz piano chords and reharmonization tricks using the tune All The Things You Are. This is a  tune…

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Summertime Backing Tracks and Free Chord Chart

Would you like jam on a Summertime backing track? Well, you’ve come to the right place! One of the main goals of this site is to consistently teach you how to improvise jazz on a higher level. (Summertime backing track, chord chart, and extra tips below. :)) Learning jazz licks and jazz piano chords is…

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How To Mix The Blues Scale With Bebop Over A Jazz Standard

Have you always wondered how you can use the blues scale over a jazz standard? Do you know how to mix bebop and blues together over jazz tunes? Well in today’s jazz tutorial we’re going to explore both of these concepts. Today’s lesson should help you add a lot of soulfulness to your jazz improvisation. This…

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1 of My Favorite Jazz Piano Chord And Reharmonization Tricks Revealed

Are you sick and tired of the same old boring chords and stock arrangements you find in your average fakebook or chord chart? Well, in today’s free piano lesson we’re going to learn one of my favorite techniques for reharmonizing the chords to any of your favorite jazz standards. You can use this technique to…

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Don’t Explain – Solo Jazz Piano Video Performance

Hey everybody! I wanted to share a quick video performance I just made of the great jazz standard ‘Don’t Explain’. This tune was written and made famous by the late great Billie Holiday. In my opinion she is an extremely underrated songwriter and should absolutely be in the same conversation with other great jazz writers.…

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How To Make Your Jazz Song Endings Sound Cooler

In today’s lesson we’re going to learn a technique you can use to make the endings to your jazz arrangements and songs much more interesting. Most jazz songs tend to end with the typical II-V-I chord progression (2-5-1). We’re going to mess with this! 🙂 (Video piano lesson, tips, and music notation below). Now, I…

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