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Killer Jazz Improv Exercise for Leveling Up Your Solos

Now, I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to practice my jazz improvisation, to improve my jazz solos,...

LJS 170: Limiting Beliefs are Crushing Your Jazz Potential

Welcome to episode 170 of the LJS Podcast where today we talk about limiting beliefs and how they can dictate the success or failure of our jazz improvement. Often times musicians are their own worse enemy. We choose to diminish our true capabilities, and believe that our potential is limited. This episode is about taking a look in the mirror and breaking free from the shackles of our musical limiting beliefs. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode170 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

There Will Never Be Another You Chords Analysis

One great jazz standard to study that has a lot of classic diatonic jazz harmony but with a few twists and turns in it...

LJS 169: Composing Jazz Solos Using Target Notes (Over There Will...

Welcome to episode 169 of the LJS Podcast where we conclude "Jazz Standards Month." This lesson goes over composing target notes over the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You and then using those target notes to create a jazz solo. This is a great way to start developing improv skills by slowing things down and intentionally composing jazz lines under the parameter of target notes. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode169 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 168: Making Rhythms the Foundation of Your Jazz Solos (Someday...

Welcome to episode 168 of the LJS Podcast where we continue "Jazz Standards Month." Oftentimes in jazz education, we place an emphasis on harmonic and melodic elements. We typically don't place enough emphasis on rhythm. However, rhythm is important for understanding jazz music and becoming a better jazz improviser. In this episode, we learn how to apply rhythmic motivic development to the jazz standard Someday My Prince Will Come. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode168 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

Live Jazz Q & A (and SILVER PLAY BUTTON UNBOXING!)

Have any jazz questions I can answer today? Happy to answer some! I'll also unbox my YouTube Silver Play Button. Important Links and Resources Suggested Resource: This...

How to Practice Away from Your Instrument (to Improve Your Jazz...

One thing I hear all the time is "I don't have time to practice". I got a day job, I got to commute to...

LJS 167: Making Pentatonic Scales Musical Over Just Friends (Analysis and...

Welcome to episode 167 of the LJS Podcast where we continue "Jazz Standards Month." My subscribers often wonder what scales to play over jazz standards to help them improvise. However, scales are rarely the answer to creating great melodic solos. With that being said, they should not be discarded and in the right hands can be used to create great music. In this episode, we take the pentatonic scale and apply it over the jazz standard Just Friends. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode167 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

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/

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