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7 Intros to Play on Jazz Standards

One question I get from time to time is how do I intro a jazz standard, other than of course just starting it? So in...

LJS 166: Simplifying Jazz Standards to Make Them Easy (Tune Up...

Welcome to episode 166 of the LJS Podcast where we kick off "Jazz Standards Month." This month we are exploring jazz standards and digging into different concepts to see how we can learn, understand, and improvise over them better. In this episode, I go over the jazz standard Tune Up by Miles Davis, and demonstrate how to simplify these chord changes to make them easier to understand. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode166 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

How to Learn a Jazz Standard (and Not Forget It)

Have you ever spent a lot of time, energy and effort learning jazz standards, only to get on a gig or a jam session...

Using the Bebop Scale on Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses is a bittersweet tune with heart-wrenching lyrics about nostalgia and the fleeting nature of happiness and youth....

LJS 165: Improvising Over the LJS Podcast Theme Song (feat. Listener...

Welcome to episode 165 of the LJS Podcast where today we have a fun show where we discuss how to improvise over the LJS Podcast theme song. It's an episode mixed with a bit of education, and just plain having fun. Best yet, we listen to several recordings of LJS community members improvising over the theme. Listen in! View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode165 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

3 Jazz Blues Forms Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know

The blues is arguably the most important song form in jazz and everybody needs to learn how to play the blues and should spend...

LJS 164: Warming Up the Body and Mind for Killer Musical...

Welcome to episode 164 of the LJS Podcast where today we have on special guest trombonist, author, and educator Michael Lake to talk about warming up the body and mind for musical performance. Warming up is important for avoiding injury, and physically being able to play to your best ability, but it's also good for your mental game as well. We get inside Michael's head and learn his best practices and tips. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode164 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/ Michael Lake's website: https://www.altobone.com/

6 Jazz Solos You Should Learn

One great practice that a lot of jazz musicians will suggest is to learn entire jazz solos by ear.

LJS 163: 5 Things to Do When You Feel Un-Motivated to...

Welcome to episode 163 of the LJS Podcast where today we talk about what to do when you feel un-motivated to practice. Sometimes we are burnt out, sometimes we just don't want to and don't have a good reason. It can be confusing especially since deep inside we know we want to become better jazz musicians. Don't panic, here are 5 things you can do. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode163 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

Should You Learn Jazz On YouTube?

Should you be learning how to play jazz off of YouTube videos, just like this one? Is that the right way to go about things?...

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