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The 7 Most Popular Free Jazz Piano Tutorials Of The Year

By Mark A. Galang /

It’s that special time of year again! Welcome to the 5th annual list of our most popular free jazz piano tutorials published this year. 5 years ago we started an annual holiday tradition of doing a recap of the most popular piano tutorials and jazz courses we released during the year. Holiday traditions are great.…

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Blues Piano Players – 11 Modern Players To Study

By Steve Nixon /

One of the best ways to improve your blues piano playing is to grab some licks from master blues piano players. In fact, that’s what I did on my off days when we were doing tours with B.B. King. I’d sit in my hotel rooms at night and learn licks from legendary blues piano players.…

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Lead Sheet Secrets – Create Great Arrangements Using Just Chords

By Steve Nixon /

Recently Todd submitted a great question on lead sheet shortcuts and making music with chord symbols. It’s a common question that I hear from a lot of jazz beginners and from piano players with more of a classical piano background. Todd asked, “When you come up with an arrangement, do you write down the voicings…

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Tension In Music – How To Make Simple Chords Exciting

By Steve Nixon /

Want to learn how to use tension in music to make your performances more exciting? Well, most “jazz” teachers just show you run of the mill chords. Those of us who are actually out here touring play chords in a much hipper way. So, today I want to show you some insider moves that top…

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Augmented Chord Theory & Improvisation Shortcuts

By Steve Nixon /

Would you like to learn more about the augmented chord? Want to learn how to use this amazing chord to build some great sounding jazz improvisation lines? You’ve come to the right place. In today’s video we’re going to explore augmented chord theory and a simple approach you can use to begin adding it’s rich…

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Chick Corea Spain Jazz Lick Lesson

By Mark A. Galang /

Today we’re going to study a great lick from Chick Corea’s Spain solo. This will be a great way for you to begin to learn more about Chick Corea’s amazing jazz improvisation style. I’m going to show you how to play a turnaround lick by Chick from a 1973 performance of “Spain” by Return to…

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Jazz Piano Improvisation Special Resources Collection

By Steve Nixon /

Hey you! We’re celebrating the release of our brand new course “The Jazz Improvisation Super System” 3 DVD set. Today we’re releasing the official trailer! Plus, we’re recapping the free jazz improvisation resources we’ve released in the last 2 weeks. Let’s get started! First, Check Out The Awesome DVD Trailer Here Now! Now, here comes the…

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Playing Outside Jazz Secrets

By Steve Nixon /

It’s time to learn some fantastic moves and tricks for playing outside jazz. You can use the moves in today’s video to magically reinvent any bland licks and bring a ton of energy and excitement to your improvisation. It’s powerful! Ready to get started learning? Special Jazz Improvisation DVD Sample Tutorial In this video legendary jazz pianist David Garfield…

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