Access monthly jazz standard studies, and courses: LEARN MORE

Play better jazz solos

LJS 216: By the End of This Episode You’ll Have Learned a Jazz Blues Solo

Welcome to episode 216 of the LJS Podcast where today I go walk you through a 12 jazz blues etude I've composed,...

LJS 213: How to Comp Over Jazz Standards Like a Pro

Welcome to episode 213 of the LJS Podcast where today we talk about all thing comping. This isn't just an episode for...

LJS 210: 1-6-2-5 Licks Over Rhythm Changes (Learning From Dexter Gordon)

Welcome to episode 210 of the LJS Podcast where today I take out my guitar and do a little bit of practicing...

LJS 208: Making Good Musical Decisions Through Effective Practice (feat. Dani Rabin of Marbin)

Welcome to episode 208 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest Dani Rabin from the prog jazz-rock band Marbin. Dani is not only a phenominal musician, but a great musical mind and educator. We discuss his philosophy on learning jazz improvisation, and effective strategies to practice towards making great musical decisions when improvising. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode208 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 207: 3 Strategies for Melodic Improv on Jazz Standards

Welcome to episode 207 of the LJS Podcast where today I demonstrate three strategies you can practice to help you develop more melodic jazz solos. Often, we are tempted to jump straight to bebop lines and complex theory applications when improvising. But simple melodies are often skipped, and therefore missing an important aspect of making meaningful solos. Learn how to start practicing this. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode207 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 201: 3 Ways to Start Improvising Organically

Welcome to episode 201 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about 3 ways to start improvising organically when you play jazz solos. A common problem I hear from subscribers is the struggle to let go of pre-meditating or thinking about what they need to play. It can be tough to let go, "forget" what you've been practicing, and just improvise freely. I share some simple ways you can start training yourself to do this better. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode201 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 186: [Strategy #2] 3 Pillars of Jazz Blues Language

Welcome to episode 186 of the LJS Podcast where we continue onto week 3 of "Jazz Blues Month!" In this episode, I cover the 2nd strategy of this series which is understanding the 3 pillars of jazz blues language. Not only do we discuss what they are, I tell you what to practice and a few tools that can help for each. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode186 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 183: Analyzing a Good and Bad Jazz Solo (What Makes a Good Solo)

Welcome to episode 183 of the LJS Podcast where today we listen to two solos I've recorded in the past. We'll listen to one that I'm proud of and checks off the boxes of a good jazz solo, and we'll also listen to one I'm not so proud of. I analyze what made the good one good, and the bad one bad. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode183 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 177: Composing a Jazz Solo Over a Minor Blues

Welcome to episode 177 of the LJS Podcast where today I demonstrate a solo I composed over a minor blues. Composing jazz solos is one of the best ways to solidify the jazz language you already know and get it to come out in your playing. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode177 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

LJS 175: Using Pitch Collections to Create Jazz Lines Over Static Chords

Welcome to episode 175 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about using pitch collections to create jazz lines over static chords. I personally don't enjoy thinking about playing scales over chords. I think a better way to think about scales is as "pitch collections" which can be especially helpful when learning to improvise over different qualities of chords. I go over the concept and demonstrate some licks. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode175 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

GET FREE JAZZ LESSONS SENT TO YOUR INBOX

Follow Us

- Advertisement -

I want to...