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3 Concepts to Develop Solo Ideas with Stick Control for Drummers

3 Concepts to Develop Solo Ideas With Stick Control

Stick Control is a book written by the great late George Lawrence Stone. It was published in 1935 and became one of the most acclaimed books in the drumming community. Stick Control is, for many,...

LJS 103: Playing Along vs. Knowing a Jazz Tune

Welcome to episode 103 of the LJS Podcast where today we are having podcast listener Gabriel from Fishers, Indiana on the show to share his jazz tips and advice. Gabriel talks about a moment of musical failure, how he learned from it and has been crushing it in the practice room ever since. Specifically, he hones in on the difference between play along and actually knowing tunes. Listen in!

How the Jazz Greats Became Great

Often when we think of jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, and a host of others, we think of them as icons of immeasurable talent. In jazz circles...

A Jazz Guide to Practicing

Normal 0 Normal 0 Normal 0 As musicians, all of us have sat down with our instruments, ready to embark on that most sacred ritual.  You close the door to the room, say a silent prayer to...

How to Identify 7th Chord Extensions By Ear

If you want to become an excellent improviser, you need to have a solid ear. You need to have ears trained to hear anything that comes your way and ready to react quickly to...
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V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout

This is our V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout.  The V to I chord progression is incredibly important in any kind of music, so knowing how to navigate it goes much further than just jazz.  The...

The Truth About Getting A Jazz Degree

         Every year, thousands of music students eagerly pack their bags, relieved to have survived those treacherous high school years, and head off to college to pursue their musical dreams.  It seems to be...

Max Roach “Members Don’t Get Weary”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is taking time this week to take a look back in the past and recognize the great drummer Max Roach's 1968 release of "Members Don't Get Weary". Joining Roach is Gary Bartz...

3 Crucial Tips For Playing Great Jazz Solos

I've spent a lot of time around jazz musicians, and if there is one thing I've learned it's that nothing crushes their spirits more than playing a bad solo. As a jazz musician myself,...

Graham Dechter “Takin’ It There”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote guitarist Graham Dechter’s 2012 release of “Takin’ It There”. Joining Dechter for his second release as a leader is renowned bassist John Clayton, pianist Tamir Hendelman and drummer...

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