3 Tips To Improve Your Rhythmic Sight-Reading Skills

Rhythmic accuracy when reading is highly important. You might get your pitches right but if they are out of tempo or off the rhythm,...

LJS 80: Chord Progressions and How to Identify Them By Ear

Welcome to episode 80 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about hearing chord progressions by ear. We are in the middle of Ear Training Month where we are delving deep into training our ears to hear on a deeper level. Chord progressions are an important next step. Listen in!

How to Play 7th Chords Like a Pro

One of the characteristics of jazz standards are the lush, colorful chords that populate their harmonies. Jazz musicians often use chords that offer more harmonic...

3 Polyrhythmic Exercises Every Jazz Musician Should Master

Rhythm is one of the most important aspects of jazz. If you want to take your playing to the next level – no matter...

LJS 79: The Power of Training Your Ear to Hear Chords

Welcome to episode 79 of the LJS Podcast where today we are delving deeper into Ear Training Month which we are doing for the month of September. This lesson is all about hearing chords and how to do it. This is a deeper level of ear training that will have a huge impact on your playing. Listen in!

How to Develop Your Ear to Instrument Connection

I get a lot of emails asking me questions like, "how do I learn songs by ear?", "how do I learn solos by ear?",...

How to Improvise Over “Stella By Starlight”

Stella By Starlight is arguably one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. As one of the most commonly called “workhorse” songs...

LJS 78: How to Master Hearing Intervals and Level-Up Your Ears

Welcome to episode 78 of the LJS Podcast where today we are starting a new series in September called Ear Training Month. Ear training is extremely important for all musicians to work on. Our first lesson is on intervals and how to master them. Listen in!

How to Learn Chord Progressions by Ear

One of the freedoms we want to have as musicians is to be able to recognize chord progressions and learn songs by ear. Being...

How To Develop Musical and Organized Jazz Drum Solos

Playing drum solos is one of the first great challenges a jazz drummer faces in his/her career. Keeping the audience hooked to a long...

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