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LJS 242: [Practice Plan] How to Master a Minor Blues and Accelerate Your Progress

Welcome to episode 242 where today we conclude with our final episode of Minor Blues Month! In this episode, I share with you my in-depth practice plan for mastering a minor blues. I’ll walk you through all of the material I work through, how to organize it, and a step-by-step practice plan. Get our your notes, this is a meaty one!

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Today is the final episode of Minor Blues Month on the LJS podcast where we’ve been working through 3 strategies for improvising over minor blues in the last 3 episodes.

This episode is really special because I will be revealing my masterplan for mastering a minor blues, for having a very high proficiency at playing over the song form by the time you are done, and also feeling confident in your minor jazz playing, playing over minor chord progressions, and of course on jazz standards. 

So important. This is going to be a fun episode. It’s one that’s really important. 

It’s always the most important episodes, the ones where I actually give you an action plan that you can take action on, that you can start implementing into your practice because practice is what gets results.

And this masterplan here is definitely going to get you results.

In this episode:

1. My Recycling Jazz Practice Plan and how it works

2. Mapping Exercises and how they work

3. Blues Heads and why they are important

4. Etudes and what they are useful for

5. How to recycle minor blues material in all 12 keys

Important Links

1. Minor Blues Accelerator course

2. LJS Inner Circle Membership

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."


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