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When to Use iReal Pro to Learn Jazz

This is iReal Pro. It's an app that thousands of jazz musicians use to look up chord changes and even practice.

LJS 201: 3 Ways to Start Improvising Organically

Welcome to episode 201 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about 3 ways to start improvising organically when you play jazz solos. A common problem I hear from subscribers is the struggle to let go of pre-meditating or thinking about what they need to play. It can be tough to let go, "forget" what you've been practicing, and just improvise freely. I share some simple ways you can start training yourself to do this better. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

LJS 200: Podcast Listeners Share Their 2020 Jazz Goals (Celebration Episode)

Welcome to episode 200 of the LJS Podcast where today we celebrate the big 200 episode mile marker! To do that, I have a lot of special guests today, you, the podcast listeners, to share your 2020 jazz and music goals. We go through each goal and I give some feedback. Get inspired and get ready to take action! View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

Worst Advice for Learning Jazz

There's a lot of people giving you advice on how to learn jazz on the internet and elsewhere, that sometimes it's just,...

LJS 199: Top 5 Learn Jazz Standards Podcast Episodes (2019 Year...

Welcome to episode 199 of the LJS Podcast where today we take a look back on 2019. A lot of really great stuff happened with Learn Jazz Standards in 2019 and I go over some of the big mile markers, as well as the top 5 downloaded episodes of the year. I also share my favorite episodes, and a sneak peak into what's coming next year. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

How to Master a Jazz Standard

So you're learning in jazz standard and you want to be able to crush it. You want to be able to go...

LJS 198: 3 Steps for Hearing Chords (Ear Training Masterclass)

Welcome to episode 198 of the LJS Podcast where I go over my 3 step process for learning to hear chords. Being able to hear different chord qualities is important for being able to hear chord progressions, which of course is important for learning jazz standards. It's also important for our improvisation as well, so I show you a great method for training your ears to hear any chord. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

Girl From Ipanema Chords (Bridge Analysis)

The Girl From Ipanema is a beloved jazz standard by Antonio Carlos Jobim and lots of people like to play this song....

LJS 197: A Jazz Geek Hang with Diego Maldonado and Wallace...

Welcome to episode 197 of the LJS Podcast where I have my good buddies drummer Diego Maldonado and bassist Wallace Stelzer over to the studio to hang out and geek out on jazz. This is a fun episode full of jazz nerdery, music philosophy, a little bit of alcohol, NYC's best cookies, and some shenanigans. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

Basic Jazz Guitar Chord Voicings

In my YouTube channel and Learn Jazz Standards, the brand is really not at all just for guitar players. But since I...


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