3 Best Jazz Albums To Study – Advice For Students

In today’s video I’m going to tell you about 3 of the best jazz albums that changed my musical life. These best jazz albums are my 3 recommendations for students who want to begin learning jazz from recordings. All 3 of these recordings completely changed my life as a player. I learned a ton from…

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Emotional Chords: How To Tell Stories With Chords

Are you looking for emotional chords? Would you like to tell a story every time you play? Would you like your listeners to feel like they’ve been on an incredible journey every time you sit down at your instrument? Well this article and video should help. We talk all the time about jazz theory on…

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5 Chord Progression Moves Every Player Must Know

Want to learn 5 chord progression moves every top level player must have in their toolbelt? Cool, you’ve come to the right place! This lesson will be especially helpful if you’re playing chord progressions exactly like a million other piano players out there. It’s time that you learn how to separate yourself from the herd. So,…

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Easy Jazz Chord Progression Trick

Ready to learn a simple jazz chord progression trick you can apply to any type of music? Well, one of the most popular chord progressions you’ll find in most styles of music is a I chord going to a IV chord. (Free video below) Since this is used all over the place in music it’s always…

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How To Play Jazz Piano – A Special Resources Collection

Hey you! After lots of requests, I’m very excited to announce that I’ve compiled many of the free samples from my our Premium Jazz Piano Training Program.  Today, I’m releasing them all together. Plus, to celebrate this compilation I’m giving you access to some free jazz resources below. Let’s get started! First, check out the course…

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The #1 Reason Why Students Don’t Improve At The Piano

Got an important email from jazz student Alex this morning. Alex is having trouble finding time to practice. So, today I want to address the #1 problem that holds people back from realizing their potential at the piano.  QUESTION: “Steve, I really do want to play jazz and I really do want to become a better…

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7 Tips For Playing Better Jazz Piano

World touring jazz pianist Steve Nixon’s tips for playing great jazz piano. 1) Your chords have to be 100% authentic in the jazz style That means using chords that contain the prettiest notes. If you only play triads and basic chords you’re missing 99% of the style. You don’t want your playing to sound cheesy…

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2 5 1 Mastery – Super Jazz Theory Shortcuts

Today you’re going to dive into some awesome 2 5 1 jazz theory shortcuts! Does learning useful shortcuts to the most common chord progression in jazz interest you? If so, you’re in the right place. 2 5 1 is the most common chord progression in jazz. We’re going to dive deep into the pattern behind…

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