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Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

Welcome to the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast! This is the show where you get weekly interviews, tips and advice for becoming a better jazz musician. I do a lot of teaching episodes as well as have special guests come on from time to time to share their knowledge.

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3 Ways to Get Jazz Gigs

LJS 190: 3 Ways to Get Jazz Gigs

Welcome to episode 190 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk about how to get jazz gigs. One of the big goals for most musicians is to get out there and play. That's where the real fun and learning can happen. But how do you acquire those gigs? I go over three ways with different strategies for each to help you get out there and start performing. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode190 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/
Finding More Time to Practice and Skyrocketing Your Jazz Potential (feat. Brett Pontecorvo)

LJS 189: Finding More Time to Practice and Skyrocketing Your Jazz Potential (feat. Brett...

Welcome to episode 189 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest pianist and educator Brett Pontecorvo to talk about making time to practice and setting up a masterplan to achieve your musical goals. Not having time to practice is a common complaint, but this episode crushes that limiting belief and shows you a path to achieve more in your musical life. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode189 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/
Inside Look on a Pro Jazz Musicians Development

LJS 188: Inside Look on a Pro Jazz Musicians Development

Welcome to episode 188 of the LJS Podcast where today I have on special guest jazz pianist Keelan Dimick to discuss the transformational moments in his musical development. Keelan is a jazz piano phenom and he opens up and shares his journey as a musician and the key points in his development. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode188 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/
[Strategy #3] The Secret Sauce for Mastering a Jazz Blues

LJS 187: [Strategy #3] The Secret Sauce for Mastering a Jazz Blues

Welcome to episode 187 of the LJS Podcast where we conclude "Jazz Blues Month!" In this episode, I cover my philosophy on mastering musical material, and it especially applies to a jazz blues. No, it's not a bunch of fancy licks, short cuts, and hacks. It's real process. I dig into that and how you can start taking action. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode187 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/
[Strategy #2] 3 Pillars of Jazz Blues Language

LJS 186: [Strategy #2] 3 Pillars of Jazz Blues Language

Welcome to episode 186 of the LJS Podcast where we continue onto week 3 of "Jazz Blues Month!" In this episode, I cover the 2nd strategy of this series which is understanding the 3 pillars of jazz blues language. Not only do we discuss what they are, I tell you what to practice and a few tools that can help for each. View Show Notes: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/episode186 Sign up for the Newsletter: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/newsletter/

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