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Searching for Glory at the Cookin’ Cadenza by Bill Anschell

Visit: www.billanschell.com Summoning the passion born from sixty-five years of hard living, Jimmy brought the song—and our first set—to a dramatic close. The audience burst into wild applause, but I could manage only a feeble smile. "Route...

Chord Progression Workouts

This is the complete list of all of our Chord Progression Workouts.  These exercises help you practice important chord progressions you will find in jazz repertoire.  Each workout includes a play-along to help you...

Minor 7 Chord Workout

This is our Minor 7 Chord workout in our series of Chord Workouts. Here you can practice improvising your minor 7 chords in all 12 keys using the play-along and chord charts below. The...

The 3 Most Important Scales for a Beginning Improviser

Learning to improvise can seem pretty overwhelming to a beginning improviser.  Learning to navigate chord changes, music theory, jazz vocabulary, everything else...there's so much to think about and it can be hard to know...

How to Find More Time to Practice

We have all heard stories about musicians who practice almost every waking hour for an extended period of time.  Charlie Parker allegedly practiced up to 16 hours a day for a while, and John...

i-vi-ii-V (Minor) Chord Progression Workout

This is our i-vi-ii-V (Minor) Chord Progression Workout in our our series of Chord Progression Workouts. It's major form: I-VI-ii-V is more commonly seen throughout jazz repertoire, however you will come across this one as...

The Two Most Important Pages on LJS

We offer a lot of things here at Learn Jazz Standards, but in my opinion, the two most important pages on Learn Jazz Standards are the Index of Jazz Standards and the central list...

Dominant 7(#11) Chord Workout

This post in our Jazz Workouts series is our Dominant 7(#11) Chord Workout.  This will help you practice your 7(#11) 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) and each...

Major 7 Chord Workout

Practice your Major 7 chords with this exercise. On the play-along, each chord is played for 8 bars and goes through the Circle of 4ths (C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G). Happy practicing! Chord Charts Major 7 Chord Workout C Instruments Major...

Dominant 7 Alt Chord Workout

This is our Dominant 7 Alt Chord Workout in our series of Jazz Chord Workouts. What is and Dominant 7 Alt Chord? Also known as an altered chord, It's a dominant 7 chord which includes...

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