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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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Build Any Chord Progression (Crash Course)

If you want to become a great jazz improviser you need to understand harmony. The most basic foundation of understanding harmony is chord progressions. In this video I walk you through how...
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Why Jazz Musicians Should Work On Ear Training Fundamentals

Some argue the fundamentals of ear training (intervals, chords, chord progressions) aren't important to work on. I hear claims like, "they aren't musical!" and "intervals won't help you improvise!" Unfortunately, claims like...
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How to Set Goals For Your Jazz Playing and Get Results

We all dream of becoming awesome jazz musicians, or any kind of musician for that matter. But anyone can dream. It's only those that DO that actually achieve great results. In this...
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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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Ultimate Jazz Improvisation Practice Plan (3 Things to Do)

If you're going through YouTube right now just trying to find the next cool chord scale theory idea or the next hip lick to apply to your jazz improv, stop right...
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6 Jazz Solos You Should Learn

One great practice that a lot of jazz musicians will suggest is to learn entire jazz solos by ear. And by doing this, you get...
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Hip Dominant 7th Lick to Practice

Sometime learning "licks" or small musical ideas over just one chord can be a great practice. Learning licks over chord progressions is great, but breaking it down even further can be...
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How Do I Incorporate Licks Into My Jazz Solos? Q&A With Jens Larsen!

In this video, I have on special guest, jazz guitarist, teacher, and YouTuber Jens Larsen! He answers a series of questions that my YouTube and Facebook subscribers asked, and delivers some...
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3 Super Easy ii-V-I Licks to Practice

What's the most common chord progression found in jazz standards? ii-V-I chord progressions. You will see them everywhere. So would it be smart for us to learn a bunch of ideas...
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How to Spice Up Your Jazz Improv With Tritone Subs

Jazz musicians are notorious for taking already complex harmonic structures and making them more complex. Gotta love these guys. One common chord substitution that is used is called the Tritone Sub. It's...

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