Bill Evans Jazz Chords Lesson and Video

If you love the sound of rich jazz chords then you’ll love this free jazz piano lesson. So, in today’s free jazz piano lesson video I’m going to be teaching you guys how to play some really sweet Bill Evans chords.  (Notation of chords below the video). Bill Evans was truly a harmonic genius. Whenever I…

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Bill Evans Jazz Lick Lesson and Video

Here’s a free Bill Evans lick lesson and tutorial video. Bill was a harmonic genius and one of the truly great jazz musicians. This Bill Evans lick is just so beautiful sounding I had to share it with you all! (After you check out this lick you will want to check out this additional Bill…

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10 Ways To Dominate Dominant Seventh Chords

Jazz Scales Demystified Do you want to learn more about playing jazz scales and soloing over dominant chords? Awesome. This article on jazz scales and many other articles on this website will help you.  To get started quickly you can check out any of the 3 jazz scale lessons below. 3 important minor jazz scales –…

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Charlie Parker Lick Lesson and Video

Here’s a free Charlie Parker lick lesson and tutorial video. I had a lot of fun shooting this one.  Make sure you also scroll down for the notation of the lick and some quick tips.  Some Cool Things About this Jazz Lick 1. The lick starts on the “and of 1”.  In general, jazz licks…

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The 6 Steps To Success In Your Jazz Practice Routine

I recently was invited by the fantastic jazz guitar player Matt Warnock to write a guest article for his blog.  You can find the article I wrote here right here 6 steps to jazz practice success. I highly recommend you check out this article if you want to really take your jazz practicing skills to the next…

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Oscar Peterson Lick Lesson

Here’s a fun Oscar Peterson lick.  Oscar played this lick over a blues but you can throw it in over many other tunes. This little 4 bar lick is filled to the rim with all kinds of blues and jazz vocabulary. (audio and tips for learning this lick below) You can click on this lick…

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Jazz Standards You Should Learn Part 2

If you need a list of jazz tunes to learn you’ve come to the right place! In today’s lesson we’re going to talk about 9 essential jazz tunes every jazz musician should learn. (This is the second post in the series on recommended jazz tunes you should learn.  If you missed the first post you…

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Jazz Standards You Should Learn Part 1

Have you ever wondered what the first jazz tunes you should learn are? If so, I’d like to help you get started. There are so many fantastic jazz tunes in the Great American Songbook that it can feel overwhelming when trying to find a place to start. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of…

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