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Chord Progression Workouts

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...

Bebop Blues Lick in all 12 Keys

  Practice this bebop blues lick in all 12 keys. As a jazz musician, it's important to have a good handle on the blues and know how to improvise over it well. This lick incorporates blues...
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How to Improvise Over All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are is a popular jazz standard by Jerome Kern, and is one of those songs that every jazz musician needs to know. It's often called at jam sessions and gigs and has...

How to Improvise Over “All of Me”

All of Me was written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simon in 1931 and has subsequently become one of the most recorded songs from that era. Popular versions of All of Me were immortalized...

Ear Training 101: Take the Intervals Test

One of the most important things for a jazz musician (or any musician) to develop is their ears. Improvisation requires the ability to create melodic and rhythmic ideas on the fly, and in order...
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9 Ways To Use The Minor Pentatonic Scale

The video above is based on the lesson below. The minor pentatonic scale is a fairly well-known scale, and I imagine many of you have used it before. However, I find that many musicians think about...
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St. Thomas Sonny Rollins Solo Transcription

This is one of the greatest solos of all time!  I've always loved this solo, but when I started transcribing it I noticed how perfect it is.  Each idea logically flows into the next,...

Melodic Minor Soloing Over Minor ii-V-i

Soloing over a minor iim7b5-V7-i progression is often played with either melodic minor harmony or harmonic minor harmony. Some musicians prefer the melodic minor sound, while others prefer using the harmonic minor sound. I...
Understanding Coltrane 1

Understanding Coltrane Changes Part 1

Coltrane Changes. If you've been playing jazz for a while and have really gotten deep into it, you've probably had to confront them.  At some point you've attempted to play Giant Steps at a jam...

10 Jazz Ballads You Should Learn

I believe one of the things that make jazz music unique and different from some other styles of music, is its incredible repertoire of ballads. In my opinion, these are some of the most...

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