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50 Jazz Standards You Need To Know

There are hundreds and even thousands of jazz standards to learn. Playing jazz requires a reasonable amount of repertoire ready to be played at a moment's notice (no pun intended).  It can be overwhelming! We get...

20 Jazz Standards for Beginners

Here are some easy jazz tunes for beginning improvisers.  These tunes are great for beginners because they have a relatively few number of chords, a stable key center, and generally easy melodies. Just because these...

25 Easy ii-V-I Licks

When it comes to becoming a great jazz improviser, it's all about learning jazz language. Learning jazz language can happen in a lot of different ways. Listening to jazz, learning solos by ear, or...

28 Jazz Blues Heads You Need to Know

The blues has always played a central role in jazz music from the very beginning and is without a doubt one of the most important forms in jazz.  It's important for every jazz musician...

The 16 Most Important Scales in Jazz

Here is a list of the 16 most important scales for jazz improvisation and the harmonic contexts in which they can be used for improvisation. While we do not want to sound like we are...

20 Basic Jazz Chords for Guitar

So you're a guitarist and you want to start getting your jazz chops together. Awesome! When it comes down to it, the main thing you need to focus in on is learning jazz language. You...

List of Blues Heads

This is the last post in a two week series on the blues in all keys. Here is a list of blues tunes you can learn. Have fun with them! Most of them can...

Why Jazz Musicians Can Be The Biggest Jerks

I just can't take it any longer. I've held it in for a while, but now I just have to come out and say it: Jazz musicians have been some of the meanest, cruelest, whining, egotistical...
50 Easy Jazz Solos To Transcribe

50 Easy Jazz Solos to Transcribe

Transcription is an incredibly valuable tool to help jazz musicians improve their own solo ideas.  Studying the improvisations of the Masters helps you to improve your ability to hear your own melodic ideas, and learning...

One Thing The Best Jazz Musicians Do That Others Don’t

Since the very first day I started getting serious about jazz, I've pondered over and over again what it is exactly that made the jazz greats so great. Whenever I go to shows of...

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