Welcome to episode 129 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking with saxophonist, composer, and educator Josiah Boornazian. Josiah is a brilliant musician, and he lays down some of his best tips. He hones in on the concept of setting parameters in your practice sessions and lays down three great options. Listen in!
Listen to episode 129
On today’s episode, we have a special guest on the show, Josiah Boornazian.
I’ve known Josiah for a number of years and he’s an incredible musician. So much so that almost two years ago I had him on to do some writing for the blog.
We talk about a number of things on today’s show, but Josiah hones in on the topic of musical parameters.
He goes over 3 different kinds of parameters we can set for ourselves when in the practice room, and how doing so can really help us get inside different concepts we are working on.
Here’s a bit of what we talk about in today’s show:
1. What Josiah did worked on early on to set himself up for success.
2. How long you should be practicing for.
3. Rhythmic/Time Parameters
4. Melodic/ Harmonic Parameters
5. Conceptual Parameters
6. Josiah’s new jazz improv book and what you can get from it.
It’s always a great pleasure to talk to and learn from Josiah, and I know you’re going to love it too!
Have any other parameters to suggest? Leave them in the comments below.