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Quick Win: The Most IMPORTANT Music Theory for Jazz Standards

What are the most important music theory concepts that you need to know to make learning and improvising over jazz standards much easier?Listen to...

Quick Win: The Most Important Scales for Jazz Standards

So what are the most important scales that will help you improvise over jazz standards?Listen to episode 344In this episode:Intro The 5 Qualities...

Quick Win: Best Jazz SCALE EXERCISE Ever

These are the best scale exercises you can do if you wanna turn these boring linear patterns into amazing jazz solos.Listen to episode 332In...

I Polled 1,000+ Musicians About Jazz…Here’s What They Said

Welcome to episode 317 where today I go over a handful of polls I recently conducted amongst musicians about jazz. These questions cover a variety of topics, and are fun to see the answers other musicians have.Main Points: 1. Questions and answers from YouTube polls.***Important Links*** Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode317LJS Inner Circle Membership https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/ljs-inner-circleGet Tickets to Learn Jazz Live 2022 Virtual Summit https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/sp/ljs-live-2022/Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/op/learn-jazz-standards-the-smart-way/

Revealing Harmonic Secrets of a Bebop Jazz Standard

Welcome to episode 315 where today I walk us through a harmonic analysis of a bebop jazz standard. Analyzing the function of hamony within jazz standards is a great practice that can help you understand them better. You'll learn some amazing lessons from this jazz standard.Main Points: 1. Benefits of analyzing jazz standards 2. Analyzing Yardbird Suite 3. Backdoor dominants 4. Secondary dominants 5. Deceptive cadences***Important Links*** Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode315LJS Inner Circle Membership https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/ljs-inner-circleFree Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/op/learn-jazz-standards-the-smart-way/

Quick Win: Sick Minor Blues Improv Hack

So how do you play sick bluesy licks over top of minor 2-5-1 chord progressions? Well, I'm going to show you a very simple...

ONLY Scale and Chords You Need to Know for Jazz

Welcome to episode 269 where I have the audacity to suggest that you only need to know one scale in order to start improvising...

4 Levels of Jazz Chords to Spice Up Your Comping and Improv

Welcome to episode 261 where today I'm covering 4 levels of jazz chords so that you can start implementing these concepts into your comping...

3 Jazz Theory Lessons from On the Sunny Side of the Street

Welcome to episode 223 of the LJS Podcast where today we go over three music theory concepts in the jazz standard On the Sunny...

How to Apply Scales to Jazz Standards

Welcome to episode 219 of the LJS Podcast where today I walk through an exercise for applying scales to jazz standards and song forms...

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