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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...
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3 Types of Tritone Substitution with Lick Examples

An important technique that jazz musicians use to create harmonic movement is tritone substitution. This technique can add some great color to your jazz solos. In this lesson, I'm going to talk about tritone substitution, what...

Eight I-VI-ii-V-I Licks

Learning jazz language is one of the most important things we can do as jazz musicians. Learning licks, or little musical phrases and ideas, can be a great way to learn vocabulary and help you...
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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...

15 Hilarious Jazz Jokes

I've heard a lot of great jazz jokes, both from musicians I know and those floating around the internet. In an effort to spread the laughs and pass on the humor. Here are some...

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...

Chord Progression Workout: ii7-V7-Imaj7

The ii7-V7-Imaj7 is an important chord progression in jazz music, and any music for that matter. Thousands of tunes utilize this set of chord changes, and so being able to improvise on them is...

The “Secret” Scale to Unlock 2-5-1 Chord Progressions

Most of the time, II-V-I’s are taught as a set of discrete modes or as a collection of related modes derived from a single parent scale. We’re told the II-7 chord corresponds to a...

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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Why You Should Learn Jazz By Ear and Not Sheet Music

When it comes to learning jazz standards, solos and licks, there isn’t a wrong or right way. But there is the easy way and the better way. The easy way is just to buy some...

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