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Frameworks for Ingraining Jazz Recordings

Listening to jazz is one of the best ways that you can improve your jazz playing without even touching your instrument and actually retain material so that it becomes exponentially easier to play when you actually do pick up your instrument.

So I wanna talk about some plans for listening to jazz if your intention is to retain and ingrain musical information.

Listen to episode 356

In this episode:

1. Why listening can be a game-changer for your jazz playing

2. Framework for internalizing a jazz album

3. Frameworks for internalizing a jazz standard

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for 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."


  1. This makes absolute sense, Brent. In my younger days, I used to be able to hum the complete solo of ‘samba pa ti’ by Santana or the solo part of ‘something’ by the Beatles amongst others. This is because we used to listen to them over and over again – we had the passion.

    Your podcast is good – we can do the same for our favourite jazz tune or improv.


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