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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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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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Playing the Changes Using Target Notes

When I was a beginner jazz improviser, the thing that I wanted more than anything else was to be able to play the changes. In...
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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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Fast Way to Play “Bluesy” Lines Over a Jazz Blues

It is my belief that if we want to learn how to play jazz really well, we also have to understand the blues because that's really where jazz is...
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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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Fastest Way to Improve Your Jazz Solos

So, we all want to become better jazz improvisers and we want to become better quickly. We want to take those kinds of solos that when we hear them we're like, "Yes,...
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Killer Jazz Improv Exercise for Leveling Up Your Solos

Now, I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to practice my jazz improvisation, to improve my jazz solos, to make them more exciting, to get...
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Mastering a Jazz Blues Will Help You CRUSH Jazz Improv

Believe me when I say it, mastering a jazz blues will give you an unfair advantage of all of the rest of jazz improv. If you...
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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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