18 Ways to Make Big Money as a Jazz Musician

(Editors Note: This is a guest post by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown) If you Google "How much money does a jazz musician make?", an NPR article will...

4 Tips For Not Getting Lost During a Drum Solo (for...

Drum solos are entertaining and bring a ton of energy to the performance. However, they can also be a nightmare, because keeping your place...

LJS 111: Learning Songs on the Bandstand and Other Lessons From...

Welcome to episode 111 of the LJS Podcast where today Brent changes up the format for today's show to talk about some lessons from a recent gig. He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly. Find out what he learned and how he used certain tools he has built up for himself. Listen in!

Voice it Right: Understanding Jazz Chord Symbols

In my time as a jazz musician, I’ve discovered that there is sometimes confusion regarding how to notate and interpret chord symbols. It’s a...

LJS 110: How to Start Crushing It On the Blues (Feat....

Welcome to episode 110 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking with Nick Mainella from The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast all about the Blues and how to start playing it with confidence. Blues is a foundational element of jazz music and Nick teaches you the ins and outs and everything you need to know to get started. Listen in!

3 Pivotal Exercises to Improve Technique on Your Instrument

As jazz musicians, we are all on a lifelong journey to constantly improve our technique on our instruments. Anyone who has tried to master...

LJS 109: Pro Tips on Proper Music Notation, Formatting and Phrasing...

Welcome to episode 109 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking to professional music notation editor and engraver, Brett Pontecorvo. Brett lays down his best tips and tricks on how to properly notate music, as well as layout great, readable charts. These are valuable skills every musician needs to know how to do. Listen in!

Rudimental Drummer: 2 Concepts To Incorporate Wilcoxon’s Solos Into Your Playing

Charles Wilcoxon was one of the most innovative and prolific drum educators/Authors of the 20th century. He wrote several books on hand technique and...

LJS 108: Using Motivic Development to Create Musical Themes

Welcome to episode 108 of the LJS Podcast where today we are concluding "Jazz Standards Month" with the topic of motivic development and how we can utilize it to develop musical themes, and structure into our jazz solos. Brent tells you what motivic development is and gives some examples. Listen in!

Pro Tip: Practicing Towards Killer Musical Performances

Practicing is an art in and of itself, and it is not easy. If we want to see results, we have to know what...

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