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4 True Confessions Of A World Touring Jazz Pro

By Steve Nixon /

My wife just made me watch a chick flick with her. Maybe I’m in touch with my feelings now? Since I’m feeling so emotional now I might as well roll with it right? So, today I want to share with you 4 true confessions of a world touring jazz pro. I mean, might as well…

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Locrian Mode – Ultimate Exotic Scale Improv Hacks

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to improvise with the Locrian Mode? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches you how to play and improvise with the Locrian Mode. Using the Locrian Mode will bring an exotic and darker flavor to your improv. Its distinct sound gives way to playing catchy lines…

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Jazz Piano Riffs – 2 Super Sweet Licks For Greatness

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to play 2 sweet-sounding jazz piano riffs? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches you how to spice up your improv with these two jazz piano riffs. These two licks sound killer over many tunes. Since one lick is minor and the other major, these…

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Piano?

By Mark A. Galang /

How long does it take to learn piano? Is that really the right question to ask? In the video below, Steve talks about what’s necessary to learn piano the fastest way possible. He also reveals the issue is bigger than just the amount of time involved. Take 3 minutes and watch the video below as…

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Phrygian Mode – The Ultimate Guide

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to make your music exciting with the Phrygian mode? You’re in the right place. Why would you want to learn this special mode? It adds an exotic dimension to your tunes that sounds fresh and vibrant. Everything You Need To Know About The Phrygian Mode In this tutorial, we’ll…

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Piano Improvisation – 1 Super Easy Improv Trick

By Mark A. Galang /

Need help with your piano improvisation? You’re in the right place.  In the video below, Steve teaches you how you can take 1 simple lick and build cool sounding solos over many chords and progressions. The sweet part is that you can use this lick over dozens of chord progression. Which is great if you…

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Jazz Improvisation Techniques: Simple Scale Hack

By Mark A. Galang /

Would you like to learn how to upgrade your jazz improvisation techniques with a simple scale hack? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches you how to use jazz improvisation techniques to play great-sounding solos. This scale hack sounds neat over any tune. It can be used to create variety in…

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How To Play Jazz Scale Runs The Right Way

By Mark A. Galang /

In today’s lesson, you are going to learn how to play jazz scale runs the right way. What’s the main difference between pros and amateurs when it comes to playing jazz scale runs? It’s all about musicality! The question is how do you play jazz scale runs musically? Here we’re going to talk about how…

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