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Rhythmic tool to develop your jazz solos like the pros

Killer Rhythmic Tool to Develop Your Solos Like the Pros

When we improvise or solo, rhythmic variety and development are as important as the melodic and harmonic content we are putting out. However, for some reason, the rhythmic aspect of soloing or improvising is...
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Learning to Play Authentic Jazz Licks by Brent Jensen (A)

Brent Jensen, recording artist for Origin Records and Professor of Jazz Studies at the College of Southern Idaho, has done another great post for us! This two-part series shows us how a beginning jazz...

LJS 06: Why Jazz Is Important to Society

Welcome to episode 6 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about Why Jazz Is Important to Society. If you never listen to another one of our podcast episodes again, at least listen to this one! Brent discusses the importance of music and jazz in society and why it needs to be valued. Listen in!
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I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout

This is our I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout. You will see throughout jazz repertoire the VI7 chord being replaced by the #Idim (or biidim) chord.  A classic example is Have You Met Miss Jones. Play along...

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 thousands of search results, each one offering their own ideas...

How to Avoid Therapy as a Jazz Musician

Maybe it's the countless hours spent in the practice room.  Maybe's it's spending so much time trying to play like someone else through transcribing, listening, etc.  Maybe it's the various challenges jazz musicians face...

Mastering The Fretboard: Minor Triads

In our last Mastering The Fretboard lesson we talked about major triads.  I would highly suggest that you go and check out major triads first if you haven't already! Hopefully you've already been following...

Chick Corea “Further Explorations”

Recorded live at the Blue Note in New York City in 2010, Chick Corea's album with Bill Evan's rhythm section was released in January of 2012.  Chick Corea was joined by bassist Eddie Gomez...
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If You Ain’t Stealin’, You Ain’t Tryin’

Transcribe, transcribe, transcribe. Then transcribe some more. Listen to recordings. Watch jazz dvds and youtube videos. If you like someone’s solo, learn it! Learn to play with the recording. Write down if you want....

Brad Mehldau “Day Is Done”

Click above to purchase Brad Mehldau's Day is Done Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote pianist Brad Mehldau's 2005 release of "Day is Done". The title track refers to the haunting melody written by singer...

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