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Bonus Episode: Special Message from Brent About COVID-19

Today's episode is a special message from me to the Learn Jazz Standards family about how we can get through these trying...

LJS 211: Making Jazz Standards Your Own and Developing Your Musical...

Welcome to episode 211 of the LJS Podcast where today we have special guest Mike Casey on the show to talk to...

Make Chords Sound Like Jazz (4 Levels)

So, how do we make chords in chord progressions sound like jazz? Or for lack of better terms, jazzy?

LJS 210: 1-6-2-5 Licks Over Rhythm Changes (Learning From Dexter Gordon)

Welcome to episode 210 of the LJS Podcast where today I take out my guitar and do a little bit of practicing...

LJS 209: 4 Secrets for Jazz Improv Success

Welcome to episode 209 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about 4 secrets for jazz improv success. I find that jazz is often overcomplicated, so in this episode, I do my best to simplify with these 4 secrets so that you can have a great path forward and a good idea of what to work on to make the most progress in the shortest amount of time. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

Jazz Blues Mastery Practice Plan

The jazz blues is one of the most important song forms in jazz and it is my belief that if we master...

LJS 208: Making Good Musical Decisions Through Effective Practice (feat. Dani...

Welcome to episode 208 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest Dani Rabin from the prog jazz-rock band Marbin. Dani is not only a phenominal musician, but a great musical mind and educator. We discuss his philosophy on learning jazz improvisation, and effective strategies to practice towards making great musical decisions when improvising. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

LJS 207: 3 Strategies for Melodic Improv on Jazz Standards

Welcome to episode 207 of the LJS Podcast where today I demonstrate three strategies you can practice to help you develop more melodic jazz solos. Often, we are tempted to jump straight to bebop lines and complex theory applications when improvising. But simple melodies are often skipped, and therefore missing an important aspect of making meaningful solos. Learn how to start practicing this. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter:

Modal Soloing: So What Solo in the Style of Miles Davis

When we play tunes like So What by Miles Davis, at first we think it's going to be easy to play because...

LJS 206: Jazz Improvisation Made Simple (A Preview Reading of My...

Welcome to episode 206 of the LJS Podcast where today I have a special podcast episode planned. My new book, "Jazz Improvisation Made Simple" is launching on Amazon on March 8, 2020. The Kindle eBook version is now available for pre-order and to celebrate, I do a reading of the Introduction and first chapter of the book. I know you'll enjoy this. View Show Notes: Sign up for the Newsletter: