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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...

20 Basic Jazz Chords for Guitar [UPDATED]

So you're a guitarist and you want to start getting your jazz chops together. Awesome! Here's the great news: Contrary to what you may have heard, you don't need to know a million shapes, chords, or scales...

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...

The 16 Most Important Scales in Jazz [UPDATED]

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. It doesn't matter whether you play guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet,...

28 Jazz Blues Heads You Need to Know [UPDATED]

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 to...

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...

4 Blues Chord Progressions You Need to Know

One of the most important song forms in jazz is the blues. The blues was born out of the African slave trade in the United States. It came straight out of the oppression of the...

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...
A Beginner's Guide to Playing Jazz

A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Jazz [UPDATED]

Okay, so you want to learn how to play jazz but you just don't know where to start. That's perfectly understandable! There is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming. In fact, jazz can...

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