We all want to become better jazz musicians, but what are the essential skills we need to be developing?

If you’re wondering what you need to be working on and practicing, this infographic is for you!

5 Essential Skills That Every Jazz Musician Should Develop

The content from this infographic was first found in this blog post, but we’ve recycled it into a cool graphic for your learning pleasure!

Our advice is to go through each one of these and do some self-reflection. How well are you executing these five skills, and what can you do to improve?

Enjoy, and don’t forget to spread the love to all of your jazz friends and share this with them!

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publications "500 Jazz Licks" and "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." To learn more, visit www.brentvaartstra.com.