LJS 141: What I Think About When I Take a Jazz...

Welcome to episode 141 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about what I am thinking when I take a jazz solo. This is a question I get a lot so we talk about what the end goal should be and I record a solo and analyze it. Listen in!

Using Chord Arpeggios as Jazz Blues Practice Tools

When I’m learning a new song, one of the most important things I do is repeatedly play through the harmony of a tune. Repetition...

LJS 140: 3 Hip 1-6-2-5 Licks to Practice

Welcome to episode 140 of the LJS Podcast where today we have a short but sweet episode demonstrating 3 hip I-VI-ii-V licks. This is an important chord progression found in jazz and it's important to learn some jazz language over it. Listen in! Sign up for our free eCourse "Accelerate Your Jazz Skills": https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/accelerate-your-jazz-skills/

Developing Your Hi-Hat Technique: More on The Third Voice Concept

A few months ago, I started this series of articles to develop our coordination with the left foot on the hi-hat cymbals. In the previous lesson, Developing...

LJS 139: Learning Jazz by Ear or Sheet Music (Which One...

Welcome to episode 139 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about learning jazz by ear and with sheet music. Which one is better and what are the benefits of each? Listen in!

LJS 138: How Alexander Technique Can Help You as a Musician...

Welcome to episode 138 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking with Alexander Technique teacher and guitarist Christian Steineder. He talks all about Alexander Technique, what it is, and how it can help you as a musician. Listen in!

LJS 137: Chord Progression Hacks to Make Playing Jazz Simple (feat....

Welcome to episode 137 of the LJS Podcast where today we have on special guest Steve Nixon to talk about the three categories of chord progressions you need to know. Steve has a great way of making music seem simple and we talk about a lot of other fun stuff too. Listen in!

“There is No Greater Love” Workout

I’ve talked about voice leading with guide-tones and using chromatic surrounding/approach tones here on LJS before, and now I want to combine these two...

LJS 136: I Critique My Jazz Playing From 7 Years Ago

Welcome to episode 136 of the LJS Podcast where today I listen back to a recording of myself from 2011 and give myself some honest feedback and critique. It's a great practice to record yourself and listening to old recordings can help you gain insight into where you were, where you are now, and how you can improve. Listen in!

Exotic 7th Chord Workout for Advanced Jazz Musicians

7th chords have been covered here before on LJS, so in this post, I want to expand our ideas about 7th chords and offer...

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