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Jazz Improvisation: The 12 Step Method

Ready to improve your jazz improvisation skills? This step by step article will help. Jazz improvisation is such an amazing art form. Unlike classical music where the notes are the same each time, in jazz, each performance of a tune is unique to the performer doing it! At the highest levels each time you play a…

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Quartal Harmony – The Ultimate Guide

Do you want to learn more about quartal harmony? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson we’re going to show you 9 different ways you can use quartal harmony in your own playing. How to Play Jazz Piano Chords Built in 4ths Take a minute and watch Steve break down some sweet quartal…

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Pentatonic Scale Piano Made Easy

Would you like to learn more about pentatonic scale piano techniques? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s free video lesson you will quickly learn how to incorporate pentatonic scales into your improvisation skill set. After watching this video your music will sound that much more beautiful. So, be prepared to capture your…

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Jazz Harmony: How To Learn Chords More Quickly

Got a great email question from Joe about how to make learning jazz harmony and jazz chords easier. “Hey Steve, Love your playing man! Ok, so I’ve played mostly rock in my life but I’ve always been a sucker for those jazzy chords. It’s time to finally up my chord game. I don’t have a million hours a…

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Learn Jazz Standards : How Pros Do It

Got a great question from Luke about how to learn jazz standards quickly. I thought it would be useful to share my response with the community here. Luke wrote: “Steve, I’m classically trained. I can learn jazz standards if you gave me the notes written out. Problem is that I watch all the great jazz players play without music. They…

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4 Piano Improvisation Shapes You Need To Know

Are you struggling with you piano improvisation? Do you find yourself quickly running out of ideas when your soloing? In this free piano improvisation video lesson, I’m going to teach you how to start using a cool improvisation technique called ‘vertical playing’. This chordal based approach to improv will add all kinds of new possibilities into your soloing.…

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Learn Jazz Piano Comping

Would you like to improve your jazz comping skills? Want to learn some sweet jazz piano chords that you can use to comp over hundreds of jazz tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s free video lesson I’m going to show you how to play 3 tasty jazz comping voicing. Plus, I’ll…

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Professional Musician: What I Learned From Playing Over 1500 Gigs

About 2 months ago I celebrated my 16th year as a full time professional musician. Time definitely goes by quickly! In honor of my ‘anniversary’ I thought I’d create a list of important things I’ve learned from playing 1500 gigs in 16 years. Although, I could fill an encyclopedia with all the lessons I’ve learned, I…

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