4 Tips For Being a Great Jazz Accompanist

Jazz is music that is all about communicating in the moment. Anything can happen, and so you have to be prepared to listen and...

LJS 40: An Important Jazz Improv Technique and How to Use...

Welcome to episode 40 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about an important jazz improvisation technique called enclosure, and how to use it. This a great technique to help you conceptualize jazz language. Listen in!

4 Ways to Stay a Mediocre Jazz Musician

I don't know about you, but I don't wake up in the morning with aspirations for mediocrity. I much prefer to try my best...

7 Day Jazz Practice Routine

We often get emails from our readers and listeners wondering what they should practice. While we have plenty of answers to that in our...

LJS 39: A Jazz Master You’ve Probably Never Heard of Before

Welcome to episode 39 of the LJS Podcast where today we sit down to talk to a jazz master you've probably never heard of before. Meet Don Hahn, a trumpeter, and flugelhornist who has played with the likes of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and many others. Don talks about his life and the way he thinks about music. Listen in!

Ear Training 101: Hearing 2 Intervals In a Row

For this next test in our Ear Training 101 series, we are going to be turning up the heat a little bit with our...

3 Important Jazz Chord Progressions You Need to Master

For some, learning jazz can be a daunting task. It's harmonically complex, and because of this, there is a demand for a certain level...

LJS 38: 5 Questions I Ask Myself During My Jazz Gigs

Welcome to episode 38 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 5 questions to ask yourself during your jazz gigs. These are questions to ask before and during your gigs that will help set you up for success. Listen in!

9 Jazz Waltz Tunes You Should Know

As jazz musicians, we need to be learning lots of jazz standards. It's incredibly important to know the standard repertoire so that you can...

A Jazz Mentor I’m Thankful For and What He Taught Me

I often share jazz tips and advice on this blog and on our podcast, but truthfully I didn't come up with it all myself....
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