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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...

Why Jazz Musicians Can Be The Biggest Jerks

I just can't take it any longer. I've held it in for a while, but now I just have to come out and say it: Jazz musicians have been some of the meanest, cruelest, whining, egotistical...

4 Tips For Being a Great Jazz Accompanist

Jazz is music that is all about communicating in the moment. Anything can happen, and so you have to be prepared to listen and respond to the musicians around you. An important role is...

LJS 63: How to Become an Expert Sight Reader (feat. Brett Pontecorvo)

Welcome to episode 63 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to become an expert sight-reader. Sight reading is a skill that is important for all musicians to work on, and special guest Brett Pontecorvo unloads his expertise on this topic. Listen in!

LJS 58: How to Use Triads to Improve Your Jazz Improvisation

Welcome to episode 58 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how you can use triads to improve your jazz improvisation. Today's lesson comes straight out of our brand new eBook "Zero to Improv". Exercises are given out for this lesson. Listen in!

Mastering The Fretboard: Dominant 7(#11) Chords

In our last Mastering The Fretboard lesson we went over Major 7(b5) chords and how to play them in every postion and set of strings on the fretboard. This time we will be talking about...
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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...
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Benny Green “Source”

Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote renowned pianist Benny Green's 2011 release of "Source". For this trio recording, Green is joined by drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington. For those familiar with Benny Greens...

Mastering The Fretboard: Half Diminished Chords

In our last Mastering The Fretboard lesson we went over Dominant 7th chords and learned how to play these chords all over the neck. In case you haven't been following this series up to...
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Christian McBride Big Band “The Good Feeling”

I must confess that I have a bias toward small group jazz. However, every now and again I'll hear a big band album that really speaks to me. In my opinion, the Christian McBride...

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