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Improvise Using Music Theory OR by Ear?

One common question I get is, should I ever have to improvise using music theory or should I do it mainly by...

LJS 181: I’m Taking a Break from Jazz

Welcome to episode 181 of the LJS Podcast where today I announce that I'm taking a break from jazz...for two weeks. But the fact that I'm taking a break does have some significance, and I want to explain the benefit of taking breaks for you and your musicianship. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode181 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

4 Patterns for Jazz Improvisation Technique

One thing that I think is important to jazz improvisation is having technical proficiency on your instrument because jazz improvisation calls for...

LJS 180: I Answer Your Jazz Questions (Ask Me Anything)

Welcome to episode 180 of the LJS Podcast where today I answer questions from the Learn Jazz Standards Community Facebook Group and YouTube channel. Lots of great jazz questions are answered over a wide range of topics. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode180 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

Intro to Improvising Over Jazz Standards

Let's face it. Improvising over jazz standards will not be the easiest thing you've ever done in your life. Especially if you...

LJS 179: Intros to Play on Jazz Standards (7 Options)

Welcome to episode 179 of the LJS Podcast where today I go over 7 different options for playing an intro on a jazz standard. While you can just count off a tune and start playing the head on beat one, it can be nice to set up a song with an intro. I walk you through some options and give you a call to action at the end. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode179 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

The ONLY Jazz Standards You Need to Know

If you're trying to learn jazz standards and become a better jazz improviser, the sheer amount of jazz standards there are out...

LJS 178: Becoming Your Own Jazz Teacher by Recording Yourself (feat....

Welcome to episode 178 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest jazz guitarist and Youtuber, Jens Larsen to talk about recording yourself. I frequently get comments from my course students that the power of recording themselves has become a game-changer. Jens goes into detail about overcoming fears, and what to look out for when you listen back to yourself. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode178 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

4 Music Theory Concepts for Jazz Improvisation

One of the biggest miss I hear about jazz improvisation is that you need to know a ton of music theory. And personally, I...

LJS 177: Composing a Jazz Solo Over a Minor Blues

Welcome to episode 177 of the LJS Podcast where today I demonstrate a solo I composed over a minor blues. Composing jazz solos is one of the best ways to solidify the jazz language you already know and get it to come out in your playing. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode177 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

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