LJS 28: Jazz Challenge #3 Write Your Own Jazz Solo

Welcome to episode 28 of the LJS Podcast where today we are introducing Jazz Challenge #3 of a 4 part series of jazz challenges. These challenges will be leading up to the release of our first eCourse 30 Days to Better Jazz Playing in October 2016. Today’s challenge is to write your own jazz solo. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. The challenge: write your own jazz solo.

  2. 4 Reasons why this practice is beneficial to your playing.

  3. Brent’s solo over Stella By Starlight.

Listen to episode 27: Jazz Challenge #2 Practice the Blues in all 12 Keys.

PDF of Solo over Stella By Starlight


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  1. This took me longer than I expected. I had to lower the bar on expectations of myself. This is a solo over Bluesette taken at a slower tempo. I heard this done this way and really liked it so I went that route. I like it fast, too which means different options for soloing with.

    Chart included at: http://ouibis.com/documents/bluesnest.pdf

    I hope some others chime in as well. Perhaps my imperfection will encourage you.

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