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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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Super Hip Sonny Rollins Blues Lick

Learning jazz language is super important for becoming a better jazz improviser. And when it comes down to getting the biggest bang for your buck, I always suggest learning a "lick",...
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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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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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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 to Add Chromaticism Into Your Jazz Lines

It can be helpful at times to analyze jazz language and understand its characteristics. One common characteristic is jazz is the use of chromaticism. In this lesson, I go over 5 lick...
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Bebop Melody Over It Could Happen to You

When I was a beginner jazz improviser, one of the main things I wanted to accomplish was to be able to hear the chord changes come out in my...
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Should You Learn Jazz On YouTube?

Should you be learning how to play jazz off of YouTube videos, just like this one? Is that the right way to go about things? Is it good? Is it bad? Is...
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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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10 Beginner Jazz Standards

If you are just getting started with jazz, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of standards there are to learn and may not know where to start....

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