May 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hello LJS community!
The Great Basin Jazz Camp is offering a full-tuition scholarship through Learn Jazz Standards.com! This week-long workshop boasts esteemed faculty members such as world-renowned guitarist Bruce Forman and trumpeter Carl Sanders. Also, LJS’s very own Camden Hughes has been on faculty at the Great Basin Jazz Camp for 6 years now! The camp will be July 8-12th this summer at Treasure Valley Community …
April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
It’s been kept a secret, but we’ll let it out of the bag now. Over the last several months we have been meeting and working with web developers and designers to create a brand new LJS site. We are very excited about this new update! We are making some big improvements, some of which are listed below! We would like to …
April 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
To All the Cats Enjoying Learn Jazz Standards.com,
Brent and I are working hard trying to continue to bring excellent content to you! We hope to continue to bring you many more standards and jazz articles for many years to come. If you enjoy LJS, please consider helping us out. There’s a very simple thing you can do to help …
March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
At Learn Jazz Standards, we promote learning tunes primarily by ear. This can take longer, especially at first, but when you learn tunes this way, you REALLY learn them as you struggle with the harmonies, melodies, and with the memorization of the tune. Reading is a crucial skill for a jazz musician, BUT it must not be used as a …
February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
I saw this, and I had to post it immediately…this is hilarious!
Long live Trane’s music…if you want to practice Giant Steps, click here.
January 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
GET RID OF YOUR FAKEBOOK!
THROW THAT TRASH OUT!
You know that little book on your shelf with the melodies and chord changes? Throw it in the trash. Right now. Do it.
Ok, before you get motivated to throw it out, STOP-DON’T DO IT! I didn’t mean it. Maybe you bought your fakebook in 1971 and it’s got sentimental value…or …
January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
Origin Records recording artist and jazz professor Brent Jensen lectures on Hard Bop.
Characteristics of Hard Bop by Brent Jensen
Recordings by Brent Jensen
January 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
Brent Jensen, saxophone recording artist on Origin Records, did a lecture series on Jazz Styles. I’m going to be posting some of his lectures on my website because he has a great perspective on the music. Brent is a wealth of knowledge on jazz history.
Bebop Lecture by Brent Jensen
Recordings by Brent Jensen
October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
Thank you for all the supportive comments! I’m really glad this has been a helpful resource. I am back in school now in my hometown in Idaho, and I haven’t had time to update in a while. I plan on leaving everything up, and I’ll add more material when the time is right.
I’m working on getting new …
October 19, 2010 in Uncategorized
Have you ever wanted to improve your solo chops on the guitar? Do you ever feel limited by your lack of fretboard knowledge, especially higher on the neck? Have you ever wanted to connect the different positions on the guitar together in a cohesive way? If so, then the CAGED system may be a great way for you to expand …