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How To Develop Musical and Organized Jazz Drum Solos

Playing drum solos is one of the first great challenges a jazz drummer faces in his/her career. Keeping the audience hooked to a long drum solo is definitely not easy. Many times I see...
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Seven Steps to Heaven by Brent Jensen, Step 7

This is the last video for Brent Jensen's series "Seven Steps to Heaven." Brent has been showing us how he approaches learning tunes. Brent was a student of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and is...

Improvising With Total Awareness: How to Truly Connect With the Music

This is a guest post by Josiah Boornazian. One of the most difficult aspects of music making for me is truly listening while I’m playing. I think this is a challenge many (if not all)...

How to Play the Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale

In addition to learning the major scale in all 12 keys and the 7 diatonic or “church” modes derived from the major scale, the melodic minor scale is one of the most important and...
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How to Listen to Music With Intention

Most people who listen to music are listening passively, meaning the music is playing in the background and it isn't the center of focus. And while musicians naturally tend to focus on music they...

Goldings, Stewart, Bernstein “Ramshackle Serenade”

Click above to purchase Goldings, Stewart, Bernstein "Ramshackle Serenade" Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Bill Stewart's 2014 release of Ramshackle Serenade. With a history of musical...

Guitarists: Learn to Read Notes in 1st and 5th Position

Reading music is an extremely important skill for musicians.  Reading music is not always emphasized in guitar education.  Maybe it's because there can be as many as 5 different places you can play a...

Perdido Etude for All Instruments

Etudes, transcribing solos, and jazz licks are the three most helpful tools for learning the jazz language.  Here is a bebop etude over the changes of the tune Perdido. Perdido Jazz Etude Perdido Etude (Guitar) (with standards...
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Jazz Styles-Swing

This is the second video in a series of posts about the by Brent Jensen about the History of Jazz. These lectures were done for a basic jazz history class for non-music majors, but...

Forget All That and Just Wail

Play this scale.  Learn this chord.  Transcribe this solo.  Learn to play by ear.  Learn to play what you hear. All of these things we're supposed to know as jazz musicians are important, but...

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