Here’s A Little Musical Motivation For Today

 To become a better jazz musician we need to keep the fire inside strong and healthy. That’s why we talk about piano practice and motivation on this site as well as teach you how to learn jazz piano. So, to help you get motivated, I want to share with you a quick story. In 1954 Roger Bannister…

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Jazz Piano Players – 13 Modern Players To Study

Jazz piano players always ask, “What are the best ways I can improve my jazz piano improvisation skills?” If you want to take your playing to the next level, then you must listen and grab some awesome licks from legendary jazz piano players. One of the things that opened the doors for me professionally was to transcribe…

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Otis Spann Piano Lick Lesson

In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to play a really cool Otis Spann piano lick. This amazing blues piano lick comes from an Otis Spann classic called “Good Morning Mr. Blues”. The lick happens during the last four bars of his solo just before he sings again. These last four bars where the lick happens…

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Jazz Exercises – 15 Fast & Free Tutorials

Are you looking for some fast and fun jazz exercises? Want to shortcut your learning and build a strong foundation of jazz theory knowledge fast? If so, then you’ve come to the right place my friend. Here at FJL we house tons of free lessons for you to discover and grow your jazz piano skills. Today…

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Barry Harris Harmony Hacks

Today’s lesson will talk about some Barry Harris harmony hacks. Do you want your melodies and chords to sound full and amazing? Do you want to grab your audience’s attention? Do you want to have fun exploring the chords of a genius level jazz pianist? Then, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve got a ton…

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The 7 Most Popular Free Jazz Piano Tutorials Of The Year

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

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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Easy Blues Piano Block Chords Mini Tutorial

Want to learn some easy blues piano chords? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s free video lesson I’m going to show you how to play several great easy blues piano chords. Take 5 minutes & watch the video below. Then, scroll down for important tips and resources to help taking your blues playing…

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