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Modal Soloing: So What Solo in the Style of Miles Davis

When we play tunes like So What by Miles Davis, at first we think it's going to be easy to play because...

LJS 206: Jazz Improvisation Made Simple (A Preview Reading of My...

Welcome to episode 206 of the LJS Podcast where today I have a special podcast episode planned. My new book, "Jazz Improvisation Made Simple" is launching on Amazon on March 8, 2020. The Kindle eBook version is now available for pre-order and to celebrate, I do a reading of the Introduction and first chapter of the book. I know you'll enjoy this. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode206 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

4 Face Melting Jazz Blues Licks to Learn

When it comes to learning jazz, it can be really helpful to know some of the micro jazz language or a lot...

LJS 205: Learning from the Greats and Embracing the Joy of...

Welcome to episode 205 of the LJS Podcast where today I have special guest and 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing alumni, Shirley Jansen on the show. Shirley is a tenor saxophone player who exudes the joy of musical growth. She shares what has been working for her in her jazz playing, the power of learning solos from the jazz greats, and how community is helping her grow. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode205 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

Interval Ear Training Quiz (See How You Do)

Ear training is something that jazz musicians should be working on because having a great ear is ultimately what's going to help...

LJS 204: How to Prepare for Jam Sessions and Group Playing...

Welcome to episode 204 of the LJS Podcast where today I have professional jazz musicians Diego Maldonado and Wallace Stelzer on the show to talk all about preparing to play live with other people. One of the top musical goals I hear among the LJS Community is to be able to play with other musicians, whether that be at the local jazz jam or with some friends. In this episode we discuss what you need to do to prepare, and how to know when you are ready. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode204 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

I Learned 100 Jazz Standards in a Year (What I Learned)

That's right, you probably saw the title of this video. I did, indeed, learn 100 jazz standards in one year in one...

LJS 203: Practicing with a Plan and Crushing Musical Weaknesses (feat...

Welcome to episode 203 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk with special guest and LJS community member, Bob Petix about his journey...

How to Improvise Over All the Things You Are (Tutorial)

One great jazz standard that is packed full of musical and harmonic lessons is All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern....

LJS 202: How to Overcome Negative Self-Criticism and Start Loving Your...

Welcome to episode 202 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about improving your mental health as a jazz musician. All of us...

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