LJS 37: How to Tell Stories With Your Jazz Solos

Welcome to episode 37 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to tell stories with your jazz solos. If you think about it, some of the best solos out there tell captivating stories. Each phrase has a trajectory, and we want to learn how to do this. Listen in!

6 Jazz Licks Over Dominant 7 Chords

Sometimes I like to take chord qualities out of the context of a chord progression and work out musical ideas over them. It's a...

A Simple Exercise to Help You Develop Better Jazz Solos

When I think about all of my favorite jazz solos and what makes them stand out to me, it comes down to one key...

LJS 36: 14 Jazz Practicing Ideas

Welcome to episode 36 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 14 practicing ideas for jazz musicians. If you need some help with what you should be practicing as a jazz musician, or just need something new, this is a good episode for you. Listen in!

10 Great Resources For Jazz Musicians

The internet is stuffed full of endless amounts of information about music. Google "learn jazz" or "jazz lessons" and you are immediately assaulted with...

LJS 35: How Mastering Tempo and Rhythm Can Transform Your Jazz...

Welcome to episode 35 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how mastering tempo and rhythm can transform your jazz playing. Often times, non-percussion instrumentalists don't pay enough attention to these things, and it shows. Today's special guest, professional drummer Diego Maldonado, walks us through how to do this. Listen in!

How to Plan a Month of Effective Jazz Practicing

I get emails every week from aspiring jazz musicians asking me about practicing. They desperately want to become better jazz musicians, but they feel...

LJS 34: How Playing Gigs For Free is Destroying the Music...

Welcome to episode 34 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how playing gigs for free is destroying the music economy. It may seem harmless. It may be that musicians who play for free just want to get some playing time. But consider the consequences. Listen in!

3 Ideas to Help You Never Forget Jazz Language

Jazz musicians need to be learning lots of jazz language. What do I mean by jazz language? I mean jazz solos, licks, phrases, and...

How to Harmonize Minor Scales With 7th Chords

This lesson is continuing off of the How to Harmonize a Major Scale with 7th Chords post. If you don't know how to harmonize...
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