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Brent gives out weekly jazz lessons, tutorials, and advice geared towards helping you become a better jazz musician. Learn about music theory, jazz improvisation, practicing, and much more.

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Learn and Use Jazz Licks the Smart Way

I got this comment on another one of my videos this week and it really got me thinking. And it says, "But when you learn licks in isolation it's hard to fit...
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Fastest Way to Improve Your Jazz Solos

So, we all want to become better jazz improvisers and we want to become better quickly. We want to take those kinds of solos that when we hear them we're like, "Yes,...
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Mastering ii-V-I Chord Progressions in 5 Steps

ii-V-I chord progressions are by far the most common chord progressions found in jazz standards. And so, we need to be able to play them forwards, backwards and have a really good...
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Just Friends Chords Analysis

One classic jazz standard that everybody needs to know is Just Friends. This is a great tune that explores diatonic jazz harmony but with some twist and turns and some great...
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Killer Jazz Improv Exercise for Leveling Up Your Solos

Now, I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to practice my jazz improvisation, to improve my jazz solos, to make them more exciting, to get...
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There Will Never Be Another You Chords Analysis

One great jazz standard to study that has a lot of classic diatonic jazz harmony but with a few twists and turns in it is There Will Never Be Another You....
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Live Jazz Q & A (and SILVER PLAY BUTTON UNBOXING!)

Have any jazz questions I can answer today? Happy to answer some! I'll also unbox my YouTube Silver Play Button. Important Links and Resources Suggested Resource: This lesson comes out of my brand new...
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How to Practice Away from Your Instrument (to Improve Your Jazz Playing)

One thing I hear all the time is "I don't have time to practice". I got a day job, I got to commute to work every day. I got kids and...
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7 Intros to Play on Jazz Standards

One question I get from time to time is how do I intro a jazz standard, other than of course just starting it? So in today's video, I'm going to go over...
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How to Learn a Jazz Standard (and Not Forget It)

Have you ever spent a lot of time, energy and effort learning jazz standards, only to get on a gig or a jam session and not actually remember how to play...

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