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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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Chords Analysis of All The Things You Are

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern is one of my personal favorite jazz standards. There are so many interesting things going on in this tune harmonically and melodically. In this...
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Scales to Play Over a Jazz Blues

When working on a jazz blues, it can be helpful to have some note choices available to you and mapped out, so that you can navigate the changes efficiently...
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3 Powerful Ways to Connect Your Ear to Your Instrument

So maybe your ear training is on point. You can hear intervals, chords, and even chord progressions. Your ears must be good. In theory, you should be able to shred some...
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How to Learn a Jazz Solo By Ear So That It Actually Helps

Learning jazz solos by ear is a great practice that just about any jazz teacher will tell you to do. Of course, there is nothing wrong with playing through some notated...
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2 Hip Minor 2-5-1 Licks for You to Practice

Minor ii-V-i chord progressions come up in jazz all of the time. It's safe to say they are the most common chord progressions in jazz repertoire alongside the major ii-V-I. It can...
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How to Start Playing Chord Changes By Using Guide Tones

One of the top questions I get asked is "how do I get the chord changes to come out in my jazz solos?" It's a great question, and a whole lifetime of...
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Crash Course On Which Scales to Play Over 7th Chords

What scales do you play over different 7th Chords? Comment below. Scales are important to help us learn our instruments. They are also a good way to help conceptualize improvising over chord...
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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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How Long and How Often Should You Practice?

It's likely you've heard stories of Charlie Parker or John Coltrane practicing for ridiculous hours, but is that really what it takes to improve your jazz skills? In this video, I go...
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Hip Bebop Blues Lick and Analysis

As jazz musicians, I believe it is important that we are proficient at playing a jazz blues. And I believe there are 3 pillars of...

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