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The ONLY Jazz Standards You Need to Know

If you're trying to learn jazz standards and become a better jazz improviser, the sheer amount of jazz standards there are out there can be incredibly overwhelming.
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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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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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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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3 Jazz Blues Forms Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know

The blues is arguably the most important song form in jazz and everybody needs to learn how to play the blues and should spend a lot of time practicing the blues. So...
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3 Ways to Practice Jazz Standards

If you want to learn how to play jazz and become a great jazz improviser, you need to learn jazz standards. Jazz standards are the vehicles...
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Jazz Blues and Rhythm Changes Heads You Should Know

What makes one blues or rhythm changes tune different from the next? The melody. As a jazz musician, it's important to know a good number of jazz blues and rhythm changes...
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What’s a Back Door Dominant? (Lady Bird Analysis)

Ever seen a chord progression like: Fmin7-Bb7-Cmaj7? Wouldn't an Fmin7-Bb7 be a ii-V of Ebmaj7? It would, except this progression is utilizing a chord substitution called a back door dominant. In this...
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What is a Secondary Dominant? (All of Me Analysis)

Have you ever been checking out a jazz standard and saw something like Cmaj7-A7-Dmin7-G7, and thought to yourself "I thought the vi chord (A7) is supposed to be minor?" Well, you would...

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