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Ultimate Guide to Jazz Theory

Let me tell you one of the biggest myths I hear about learning how to play jazz: You need to know a ton of music...

A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Jazz [UPDATED]

Okay, so you want to learn how to play jazz but you just don't know where to start. That's perfectly understandable! There is so much...

The 16 Most Important Scales in Jazz [UPDATED]

Here is a list of the 16 most important scales for jazz improvisation and the harmonic contexts in which they can be used for...

LJS 190: 3 Ways to Get Jazz Gigs

Welcome to episode 190 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about how to get jazz gigs. One of the big goals for most musicians is to get out there and play. That's where the real fun and learning can happen. But how do you acquire those gigs? I go over three ways with different strategies for each to help you get out there and start performing. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode190 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

20 Basic Jazz Chords for Guitar [UPDATED]

So you're a guitarist and you want to start getting your jazz chops together. Awesome! Here's the great news: Contrary to what you may have heard, you...

9 Important Jazz Chord Progressions You Need to Master [UPDATED]

For some, learning jazz can be a daunting task. It's harmonically complex, and because of this, there is a demand for a certain level...

Scales to Play Over a Jazz Blues

When working on a jazz blues, it can be helpful to have some note choices available to you and mapped out, so...

28 Jazz Blues Heads You Need to Know [UPDATED]

The blues has always played a central role in jazz music from the very beginning and is without a doubt one of the most...

LJS 189: Finding More Time to Practice and Skyrocketing Your Jazz...

Welcome to episode 189 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest pianist and educator Brett Pontecorvo to talk about making time to practice and setting up a masterplan to achieve your musical goals. Not having time to practice is a common complaint, but this episode crushes that limiting belief and shows you a path to achieve more in your musical life. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode189 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

Mastering a Jazz Blues Will Help You CRUSH Jazz Improv

Believe me when I say it, mastering a jazz blues will give you an unfair advantage of all of the rest of...

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