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Jazz Etude: Vagabond Blues

Here's a sample from our new e-book "15 Essential Jazz Etudes". This book is all about learning jazz language and enhancing your solos! You're not going to want to miss this! Here's a blues etude from the...
Keeping a List of Jazz Standards

Keeping a List of Jazz Standards

Have you ever shown up to a gig without any idea of what songs you would do? I certainly have. There is a certain confidence that comes with knowing that you can do a...

How Jazz Musicians Create Harmonic Movement

One of the defining characteristics of jazz is it's rich harmony. You may have seen this meme floating around social media: Now as funny as that is, the point made about how many chords a...

4 Ways To Keep Your Jazz New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year approaches, millions of people around the world are reflecting on 2015, asking themselves what went well and what didn't. As we look forward we must ask ourselves where we want to be and...

My Most Valuable Practicing Tip

Jazz musicians are obsessed with practicing. To play this music well it requires a lot of skill and a certain level of virtuosity.  Most of us jazz geeks don't mind sitting down to play...

How Phrasing and Space Can Radically Improve Your Solos

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who just wouldn't stop talking? I'm talking about the kind of conversation where you worry for the other persons safety; there couldn't possibly be oxygen going to...

The Jazz Mindset

Why do we play jazz? Why do we play music? I hope the main reason why we spend so much time practicing, playing, and performing is that we love it. However I have seen some musicians...

6 Common Endings All Jazz Musicians Should Know

How do you end a jazz standard? As jazz musicians, we spend so much time and energy working on learning jazz standards and developing the craft of improvisation that we sometimes forget to address very...

3 Ways to Get Jazz Gigs

When it comes to becoming a better jazz musician, we all know that we need to spend time in the practice room. We have to hone our craft, get to know our instrument better,...
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How to Learn Chord Progressions by Ear

One of the freedoms we want to have as musicians is to be able to recognize chord progressions and learn songs by ear. Being shackled by a reliance on sheet music can be draining,...

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