10 Most Popular Jazz Piano Tutorials Of 2013

I thought it would be fun and useful to share a list of the most popular jazz piano tutorials that were published on this site in 2013.

jazz piano tutorialsI was able to go back and look at my analytics for FJL and see what pages people visited the most.

It’s a pretty cool feature and the inner “web geek” inside was intrigued by the numbers.

I thought you guys would enjoy this collection of lessons too.

So, lets get right into it! Here’s a list of the 10 most popular jazz piano lessons that were published on here in 2013. Enjoy!

Blues Scale Piano Guide

If you’re looking for a crash course on the blues scale check out this blues scale for piano lesson.

I demonstrate the blues scale through video, breakdown the music theory behind the scale, and even give fingering for it in all 12 keys.

Summertime Backing Track

Apparently lots of people like to jam on the tune Summertime. Awesome! 🙂 It’s a great tune. In this Summertime backing track I include a jam track with drums and bass and also include a basic chord chart for reference.

Don’t know the tune? Want to learn Summertime? No problem.

In January 2014 I’ll be adding over 2 hours of tutorials on Summertime in my Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership Course.

Add that to the over 8 hours of videos lesson I already have on there, the hours of new videos lessons I create every month, and you got your self a killer jazz piano method. 🙂

It’s a great way to put all the pieces together and help your playing truly grow.

Important Minor Jazz Scales

In this lesson I demonstrate how to use 3 essential jazz scales over the Miles Davis’ tune So What.

It’s a tune that a lot of people really like and also jazz improvisation tips are always popular.

I had a lot of fun teaching that lesson so it’s cool that people enjoyed it! 🙂

5 Dominant Jazz Piano Chords Every Pianist Should Know

I love voicing options and apparently you guys do too. You can check out the tutorial on 5 dominant jazz piano chords right here

All The Things You Are Jazz Piano Lesson

If you love chords, reharms, solo piano, and standards then check out this All The Things You Are jazz piano lesson

This lesson includes a free 15 minutes sample of one of the advanced videos inside my Premium Jazz Lessons Membership Course.

4 Jazz Turnarounds You Need To Know

If you love jazz piano voicings and common jazz chord progressions then check out this lesson on jazz turnarounds.

I break down 4 jazz turnarounds that every jazz musician needs to know. You’ll also see these chord progressions inside hundreds of tunes so the lesson is very useful in multiple ways.

How To Mix Blues & Bebop

In this lesson I show how to mix blues scale, blues licks, and bebop all together over a jazz standard. It’s a sweet mix. You can check out the blues bebop piano lesson right here.

Learn Jazz Piano Chords in 4ths

If you’re looking for some more modern voiced jazz piano chords look no farther then this sample lesson on jazz piano chords in 4ths.

Herbie Hancock Chords

It’s so cool to see that so many readers of this site love Herbie Hancock as much as I do! I had been listening to Maiden Voyage all weekend and I wanted to pay tribute to Herbie when I create this lesson.

If you want to learn some of cool chords check out this lesson on Herbie Hancock chords.

Jazz Piano Pro Rhythm & Groove Tips

You can learn all the chords and scales in the world but if you don’t know how to use them with the right groove they lose their luster.

Jazz and great rhythm are best friends. There is no separation.

So, in this lesson we focused specifically on a bunch of rhythmic techniques you could apply to melodies in jazz standards to make them groove harder and sound much more authentic.

You can check out the jazz piano rhythm lesson right here.

An Incredible Year

2013 was truly an incredible year for both FJL and me personally.

I’d like to take a moment and thank all of you for putting your trust in me and allowing me to share my passion for jazz with you.

I truly couldn’t do what I do on a day to day basis if it wasn’t for the love and support I receive from the community here.

Playing and teaching jazz playing is a passion of mine. It’s an honor and privilege to be able to share music with so many people through this site and the jazz piano products I create.

It truly is a dream come true!

Who could have known that me putting a couple of my favorite bebop licks on the web in 2011 would eventually grow into something like this?

It’s amazing to see the growth.

If you loved the lessons I created in 2013, wait till you see what’s in store in 2014!

Have a wonderful holiday season everybody! Stay safe and make lots of great music.


Steve Nixon

P.S. I’ve just create a bunch of really detailed practice guides to help your playing your playing  really grow in 2014.

Scales, chords, licks, chops, tunes, etc. You name it. We’ll be getting into it.

I’ll be releasing them soon. Keep checking the site.

Steve Nixon