Tag Archives: jazz piano lessons

Altered Scale – A Simple How To Guide

Are you curious how to use the altered scale? Are your dominant chords getting a bit boring? Do you wish you knew some more interesting scales to use over them? Well, in today’s jazz scale lesson I’m going to teach you a very cool sounding scale you can play over your dominant chords. This scale…

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4 Different Ways To Play Minor Jazz Piano Chords

In today’s free jazz piano lesson we’re going to take a look at 4 different ways of playing minor chords. Once you learn these sweet chords you’ll have the ability to play a lot more interesting sounds every time you see minor chords written in a chord chart. Start by watching the video lesson first.  Then…

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Barry Harris Rhythm Changes Transcription Lesson

One of the best ways to really learn how to play jazz is to listen and study the playing of the masters. So, in today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to do an in depth study of a Barry Harris solo. Barry Harris took this solo on the tune “Moose the Mooche”. The chords to…

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How to Play Jazz Piano – A Beginners Guide

Alright, so how do you really learn jazz piano.  Lets dig in and really begin to answer how to play jazz piano. Since I started this site I’ve received numerous emails from readers asking me the best way to learn jazz piano and get started learning jazz as a beginner. My Learn Jazz Piano Journey…

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Tritone Substitution – The Ultimate Guide

Check out this cool tritone substitution tutorial: In this video I’m going to teach you how to play a tritone substitution. We all know how important the II-V-I chord progression is to jazz music. It’s used in thousands of jazz standards. Now, it a beautiful sounding chord progression but sometimes in order to not sound…

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7 Tips To Help You Play Better At Fast Tempos

Do you have trouble playing well at faster tempos? Do you feel like you just can’t execute your ideas as clearly as you’d like? Do you sound good at slower tempos but the second the tempo starts getting up there your jazz improvisation starts to suffer? If you answered yes, (which most musicians probably will) there…

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2 Powerful Licks Starting On the 11th

Need more licks don’t you? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s free jazz lick lesson we’re going to explore a couple licks starting on the 11th of a minor chord. I think you’re really going to enjoy this lesson for a few reasons! Not only do I have notation of the licks…

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2 Famous ii V I Licks Starting On The 3rd

In today’s free ii V I licks lesson we’re going to explore a couple of very famous licks from legends Joe Pass and Harold Land. If you want awesome ii V I licks these guys are some of the best to learn from! This is the 3rd article in our series “How To Play Great Jazz…

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