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Very basic Left Hand Comping Handout for Piano

I'm on faculty as a piano player at the Great Basin Jazz Camp at the College of Southern Idaho this week. Bruce Forman and Carl Saunders are the artists-in-residence at the camp, and Dr....

Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek “Reeds Ramble”

Click above to purchase Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek "Reeds Ramble" Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek's 2013 release of Reeds Ramble. Joining the two tenor masters is...

How Teaching Music Has Made Me a Better Musician

I have a very vivid memory from when I was in high school. One of those memories that sticks out among others, but I can't exactly place why. Let me give you the back...

LJS 97: Using the 80/20 Rule for Productive 30 Minute Practice

Welcome to episode 97 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how we can use the 80/20 Rule to get big results out of 30 minute practice sessions. Life can be busy and sometimes it's tough to find time to practice. But if we are practicing the right things and stay focused, 30 minutes may be all we need. Listen in!

The 3 Most Important Jazz Guitarists of All Time

I get asked time to time, who I think the most important jazz guitarists are. This can be a tough question to answer because jazz guitar has had such a rich history of incredible...
How To Learn The Melody Of A Jazz Standard By Ear

How To Learn The Melody Of A Jazz Standard By Ear

If you've been following us on Learn Jazz Standards for any given amount of time, it's likely you've heard us talk about the importance of learning things by ear. Learning how to play musical...

2 Rhythmic Concepts To Improve Your Up-Tempo Playing

Playing up-tempos is one of the big challenges jazz musicians face at some point in their music learning process. The thought of dragging, turning yourself around or just tensing up and not being able...

Why You Should Learn The Lyrics to Jazz Standards

When learning a jazz standard, you should spend considerable time investigating the composition. If you want to learn it thoroughly, you'll need to learn the melody and the chord progressions by ear. You'll want...

15 Hilarious Jazz Jokes

I've heard a lot of great jazz jokes, both from musicians I know and those floating around the internet. In an effort to spread the laughs and pass on the humor. Here are some...

4 Reasons Why Every Musician Should Study Jazz

Musicians spanning all kinds of genres across the world all have one thing in common: they want to become better at their craft. They want to become better players within their genre, and they...

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