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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...

3 Lessons I Learned From Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman”

Though it is practically a cliché in the jazz world today, it is nonetheless true to remark that 1959 was a profoundly significant year...

3 Rhythm Changes Strategies from John Coltrane on Oleo

In the 1950's, Miles Davis released a series of iconic recordings of jazz standards with his “first great quintet,” which, in its most classic...

3 Altered Licks All Jazz Musicians Should Know

There are some melodic lines that are so iconic that, despite my outspoken general opposition to the idea of “lick playing,” I believe every...

How to Practice Walking Bass Lines for All Jazz Instrumentalists

Here on Learn Jazz Standards, there are a few great posts on walking bass lines for bass players: How to Keep Your Bass Lines Interesting...

Using Chord Arpeggios as Jazz Blues Practice Tools

When I’m learning a new song, one of the most important things I do is repeatedly play through the harmony of a tune. Repetition...

3 Lessons Bill Evans Taught Me On “What is this Thing Called Love”

Bill Evans’s 1959 recording of “What is this Thing Called Love” from Portrait in Jazz was one of the first solos I transcribed as...

Jazz Improvisation Made Simple: A Step-By-Step Guide

You and I are not that different. We both want to become better jazz improvisers. We both have a passion for jazz music and...

How to Consistently Play to Your Full Potential on the Gig

(This is a guest post by Mark Morely-Fletcher.) Bird said it best. At least, I don’t know of anyone who’s said it better since. “You’ve got to...

2 Pro Tips For Maximizing Your Jazz Practice Routine Results

As jazz musicians, we dream of becoming great soloists. For the vast majority of musicians that is the ultimate goal to achieve. However, it...

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