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Middle Eastern Scales: Exotic Jazz Piano Soloing

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to use Middle Eastern scales in jazz piano? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you will learn 5 Middle Eastern scales. You can use these scales to come up with interesting licks and improv. These scales will be most helpful in soloing over standards like Caravan…

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Easy Blues Piano Songs: 5 Tunes To Learn

By Mark A. Galang /

Want to learn 5 easy blues piano songs?You’re in the right place.In this lesson, you’ll discover 5 easy blues piano songs to learn. This should get you started with playing blues and jazz blues.Let’s get started. Why A Howlin’ Wolf Tune Is The Best Place To Start The best place to start getting your groove…

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Jazz Composition: 7 Hacks From The Pros

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to create your own jazz composition properly? You’re in the right place. In this lesson, you’ll discover 7 aspects of what makes a great jazz tune. Let’s get started. How To Properly Craft A Jazz Composition Video Before going any deeper, take 7 minutes to watch how Steve discusses…

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Isn’t She Lovely Piano Lesson: Analyzing Ben Paterson

By Mark A. Galang /

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just added superstar Ben Paterson to our 1 on 1 jazz faculty in the Jazz Inner Circle. To celebrate we’ll take a look at 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition winner Ben Paterson’s excellent take on a Stevie Wonder classic. Let’s get started. Isn’t She Lovely Piano Performance…

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Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Patterns

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn some neat boogie woogie blues patterns? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’ll learn some useful boogie woogie tricks to spice up your technique. Let’s get started. How Pine Top Smith Jump Starts Jump Steady Blues Before we dig into some Boogie Woogie blues piano techniques, listen…

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Gospel Jazz Piano: I Surrender All Lesson

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to play a traditional Christian hymn in a gospel jazz piano style? You’re in the right place. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about a couple of techniques you can use to spice up the hymnal. Let’s get started. “I Surrender All” Gospel Jazz Piano Sheet Music Before…

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Jazz Improvisation Piano Technique For Originality

By Mark A. Galang /

Want to make your jazz improvisation piano solos sound unique every single time?  You’ve come to the right place. In the video below, one of Steve’s Jazz Inner Circle students learns how to improvise unique piano phrases. Let’s get started. How To Play Creative Jazz Improviation Piano Solos Before you go further, take a few…

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Performance Anxiety: How To Deal With It

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn effective ways to deal with performance anxiety? Are you one of those people who sound excellent in the practice room yet fail in front of an audience? Here’s a lesson that will help you learn how to perform without worry or fear. In the video below, Steve teaches one of…

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