Welcome to episode 144 of the LJS Podcast where today we are closing up a series of coaching calls with one of my 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing students, Brent Arnold. Brent asks a lot of really great questions, including how to know when to move on to something new. We talk through them one by one. Listen in!
Listen to episode 144
I love when I get to talk in person to students of my online jazz courses and eBooks. This episode closes off a series of coaching calls with some of my 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing students, and it’s a good one.
Today’s guest is trombonist Brent Arnold from Utah, who used to be a professional musician but now continues pursuing jazz as a hobby. He played and taught professionally until he decided to make a career shift.
Now he loves spending his free time improving his jazz skills. Brent has a lot of passion for the music and becoming a better player.
This is one of those episodes where I know you will relate to just about every questions Brent asks. We go through them one-by-one and talk them through.
Here’s a bit of what we talk about today:
1. Should I skip over practicing things that are easy for me?
2. How to know when to “move on” from something you are practicing.
3. How to boost confidence for playing live and changing mindsets.
Big thanks to Brent for allowing his coaching call to be shared on the podcast. I think we can all relate to Brent and some of the questions he has about practicing and improving as a jazz musician.