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LJS 245: How Much Do I Need to Practice to Make Meaningful Improvement?

Welcome to episode 245 where today I discuss how long you actually need to practice in order to make meaningful improvement in...

LJS 242: [Practice Plan] How to Master a Minor Blues and Accelerate Your Progress

Welcome to episode 242 where today we conclude with our final episode of Minor Blues Month! In this episode, I share with...

LJS 231: Defining Your “Why” and Setting Goals for Jazz Acceleration

Welcome to episode 231 of the LJS Podcast where today I feature a chapter reading from my book "Jazz Improvisation Made Simple"...

LJS 227: 3 Practice Habits for Retaining Musical Material

Welcome to episode 227 of the LJS Podcast where today we cover 3 practice habits for retaining musical material. It can be...

LJS 205: Learning from the Greats and Embracing the Joy of Musical Growth (feat. Shirley Jansen)

Welcome to episode 205 of the LJS Podcast where today I have special guest and 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing alumni, Shirley Jansen on the show. Shirley is a tenor saxophone player who exudes the joy of musical growth. She shares what has been working for her in her jazz playing, the power of learning solos from the jazz greats, and how community is helping her grow.View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode205 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 204: How to Prepare for Jam Sessions and Group Playing (feat. Diego Maldonado and Wallace Stelzer)

Welcome to episode 204 of the LJS Podcast where today I have professional jazz musicians Diego Maldonado and Wallace Stelzer on the show to talk all about preparing to play live with other people. One of the top musical goals I hear among the LJS Community is to be able to play with other musicians, whether that be at the local jazz jam or with some friends. In this episode we discuss what you need to do to prepare, and how to know when you are ready.View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode204 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 203: Practicing with a Plan and Crushing Musical Weaknesses (feat Bob Petix)

Welcome to episode 203 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk with special guest and LJS community member, Bob Petix about his journey...

LJS 196: Recycling Jazz Practice Plan (Jazz Practice Plan #2)

Welcome to episode 196 of the LJS Podcast where today I go over jazz practice plan #2, the last in a series of 2 episodes. This practice plan is called the Recycling Jazz Practice Plan which is having a powerful effect on my Jazz Blues Accelerator course students, which is based on this framework. Learn how this practice plan works and how to start taking action.View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode196 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 195: Stair Step Practice Plan (Jazz Practice Plan #1)

Welcome to episode 195 of the LJS Podcast where today I go over a jazz practice plan in a series of two episodes we'll be going through. This practice plan is called the Stair Step Practice Plan, and this has been highly effective for students in my 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing course, which uses this exact framework.View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode195 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 189: Finding More Time to Practice and Skyrocketing Your Jazz Potential (feat. Brett Pontecorvo)

Welcome to episode 189 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest pianist and educator Brett Pontecorvo to talk about making time to practice and setting up a masterplan to achieve your musical goals. Not having time to practice is a common complaint, but this episode crushes that limiting belief and shows you a path to achieve more in your musical life.View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode189 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

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