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Seven Steps to Heaven by Brent Jensen, Step 3

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Here is part 3 of Brent Jensen's Video series on learning tunes.Brent Jensen's Seven Steps to Heaven (.pdf)SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVENby Brent Jensen(with...

Seven Steps to Heaven by Brent Jensen, Step 2

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Brent Jensen, Origin Saxophone Recording Artist and Professor of Jazz Studies at the College of Southern Idaho, tells us how he approaches learning tunes. ...

In a Mellow Tone

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In a Mellow Tone is a very common standard by Duke Ellington. Musicians of all levels like to play this tune, but I find...

Seven Steps to Heaven by Brent Jensen, Step 1 (B)

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Here's the rest of the video Brent Jensen, Origin Records recording artist and Professor of Jazz, did to explain step one of his Seven...

Seven Steps to Heaven by Brent Jensen, Step 1 (A)

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Brent Jensen, Professor of Jazz at the College of Southern Idaho and saxophone recording artist for Origin Records, has graciously done a handout for...

Ceora

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Ceora is a great bossa, a jazz original by Lee Morgan.  This tune isn't an easy bossa nova, but it's well worth the effort to learn.  The...

My Little Suede Shoes

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My Little Suede Shoes is a very catchy, lyrical tune.  It's one of the most accessible tunes Bird wrote.  Many of his tunes had...

44 Essential Jazz Recordings-Guest Post by Brent Jensen

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Brent Jensen is the Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Southern Idaho.  He is also an amazing saxophonist and recording artist for...

So What

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This jazz standard is the first tune on Miles Davis' classic record, "Kind of Blue."  It's the top jazz album of all time as...

Freddie Freeloader

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This is a great standard tune by Miles Davis from his "Kind of Blue" album, which is touted by many to be the top-selling...