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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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Chords Analysis of Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is a really important jazz standard that a lot of budding jazz musicians start out on, and for good reasons too. It has some key harmonic concepts and lessons...
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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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LIST Process for Learning Jazz Standards (The Smart Way)

Ever learn a jazz standard only to forget it later when it's called at a jam session or gig? Or maybe, you just don't even know where to start. This video walks...
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Girl From Ipanema Chords (Bridge Analysis)

The Girl From Ipanema is a beloved jazz standard by Antonio Carlos Jobim and lots of people like to play this song. It has a beautiful melody but the...
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5 Most Important Jazz Musicians of All Time

When it comes down to it, there are so many great jazz musicians out there that you need to be listening to. There's so many that have so much...
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10 Master Jazz Standards You Need to Know

When it comes to becoming a better jazz musician, we need to be learning jazz standards. Jazz standards are the vehicles in which jazz musicians use to improvise and are an...
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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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