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10 Jazz Standards That Will Make Learning Jazz Easier

It's essential for every musician who wants to become a great jazz improviser to learn jazz standards. It doesn't matter if you prefer to play original music or not. Jazz standards are the common...

How To Learn A Jazz Standard And Not Forget It

Have you ever been at a gig or a jam session and someone called a tune that you used to know but just couldn't seem to remember anymore?  If this happens to you don't...

How to Plan a Month of Effective Jazz Practicing

I get emails every week from aspiring jazz musicians asking me about practicing. They desperately want to become better jazz musicians, but they feel discouraged. They feel as if the mountain is just too...
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Why I Gave Up On Hating My Playing

I've always been dead serious about being a great jazz musician. That persistence brought me to New York City, through college, and now has enabled me to work professionally as a jazz musician. That seriousness...

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...
If You Don't Do This, You will never be a Jazz Musician

If You Don’t Do This, You’ll Never Be a Jazz Musician

There is so much that needs to be learned and practiced when trying to become a jazz musician. It's a form of music that demands a great deal of virtuosity and knowledge to play...

How to Improvise Over Rhythm Changes Like a Pro

Like the Blues, “rhythm changes” is one of the most common song forms in jazz music. This 32-bar AABA form and its accompanying chord progression is derived from George Gershwin’s iconic composition “I Got...

How Jazz Masters Practice Licks

(Guest post by Josiah Boornazian) I’m sure most (if not all) of you have experienced a situation like this before: you’re at a gig or jam session and someone gets up to solo and proceeds to...
5 Jazz Solos You Need To LEarn

5 Jazz Solos You Need To Learn

I have a lot of students who come up to me wanting to know more about chord/scale theory and ways to utilize different theoretical elements in their playing.  These are fantastic things to explore and...

2 Jazz Practicing Tips That Will 2X Your Results

Here's the deal: jazz musicians spend a lot of time practicing but end up wasting a lot of it. In fact, I'd like to go out on a limb and say that 50% of...

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