Welcome to episode 75 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to internalize jazz language. At the end of the day, we don’t want to just learn new musical information. We want to keep it forever and we want it to make a lasting impact on our playing. Today’s show breaks down 4 important processes for internalization. Listen in!
Listen to episode 75
Too often musicians waste their time in the practice room learning musical language only to forget it later. The problem often comes down to the actual learning process. If you don’t learn the material in a way that allows you to internalize it, you’re not going to get good results from your time investment.
It all comes down to repetition. But repetition is more than just playing something over and over again. It all has to do with approaching the jazz language you are learning from different angles.
In this episode
Singing and why it’s important.
Practicing jazz language in all 12 keys.
Playing along with the recording you learned the language from.
Analyzing the language so you thoroughly understand it.
The challenge: learn a lick and follow the 4 steps to internalization.