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Roy Hargrove Quintet

Roy Hargrove “Earfood”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote renowned trumpeter Roy Hargrove's 2008 release of "Earfood". Joining Hargrove for this quintet record is Justin Robinson on alto sax and flute, Gerald Clayton on piano, Danton Boller...

How to Play Jazz Ballads Like a Pro

One of my favorite things about jazz is the range of musical expression it offers. Along with that comes a range of tempos, slow and fast, with different melodic stylings. Of these expressions, I...
How to Create Killer Jazz Solos By Thinking Like a Composer

LJS 65: How to Create Killer Jazz Solos By Thinking Like a Composer (Feat....

Welcome to episode 65 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to create killer jazz solos by thinking like a composer. Joining us to talk about this today is Downbeat award winner and three-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, Jeff Schneider. Learn how to think like a composer and start building jazz solos that really stick out. Listen in!

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...

Mastering The Fretboard

Playing jazz guitar and learning how to comp demands an advanced knowledge of the fretboard.  It's important to know a good handful of stock voicings to get you through the basics and give you...

Major 7(b5) Chord Workout

This post in our Jazz Workouts series is our Major 7 (b5) Workout.  This will help you practice your Maj7(b5) chords in all 12 keys.  The exercise goes through the Circle of 4ths (C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G)...
8 Reasons Why Jazz Musicians Should Shed Classical

LJS 56: 8 Reasons Why Jazz Musicians Should Shed Classical

Welcome to episode 56 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 8 reasons why jazz musicians should shed classical. That's right, classical music. How can classical music help you become a better jazz musician? Special guest Josiah Boornazian gives us the pitch. Listen in!

How to Play an Intro to a Jazz Standard

Sometimes in jazz, like in life, the hardest thing to do is to just get started with something. When it comes to starting an activity like a song, it’s occasionally a challenge to break...
How to Properly Learn a Jazz Standard

LJS 02: How to Properly Learn a Jazz Standard

Welcome to episode 2 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to properly learn a jazz standard. In this episode we talk about why learning jazz standards is so important and 5 great steps to learning a jazz standard so you can really own it. Find out how!

LJS 130: Ask Me Anything- Listener Jazz Questions Answered

Welcome to episode 130 of the LJS Podcast where today we are having a special show where Brent answers questions from podcast listeners. Some are musical questions and some are more personal. It's a fun episode and lots of great tips for all. Listen in!

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