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Quick Win: The Best Ear Training For Jazz

You’ve probably been told that playing jazz requires great ears. Well, how do you actually train your ears for jazz improvisation? I’m gonna give you 10 things you can do!

Listen to episode 359

In this episode:

  1. Intro
  2. What are the Ear Training Fundamentals?
  3. The Best way for becoming a Jazz Improviser
  4. What is Applied Ear Training?
  5. What are the 10 Different Ideas For Applied Ear Training
  6. #1: Learn the Melodies of Jazz Standards by Ear
  7. #2: Learning A Solo Lick or Etude by Ear
  8. #3: Take A Lick Into Different Keys
  9. #4: Play A Piece of Music or a Lick in a Different Position
  10. #5: Singing and then Playing
  11. #6: Composing Your Own Solos
  12. #7: Memorizing Music
  13. #8: Learn Jazz Standards and Understand the Chord Progressions
  14. #9: Play Along with Jazz Records
  15. #10 Improvise “free”

Important Links:

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Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way

Listen to the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

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See you in the next video!

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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