Welcome to episode 248 where today we have special guest Mark Morley-Fletcher from Play In The Zone on to talk about how to focus on what really matters in your jazz playing to expedite your improvement. Mark is an incredible educator, and combining his background in analytics and his interest in performance psychology, delivers some incredible tips and tricks for hacking your jazz progress.
Listen to episode 248
What if I told you that if you could identify exactly the way you want to sound like in your jazz playing and you were to distill it down to just a few different items and cast away everything else, that you could improve much quicker, especially if you approached it in a goal-oriented fashion.
And what if I told you that if you develop the right mindsets and the right frames of mind, and understood the way your brain works, you could also increase your potential as a jazz musician.
Well, my guest today Mark Morley-Fletcher from Play In The Zone is going to help us with exactly that — show us how we can focus on the things that really matter, cast away the things that don’t and use psychology in order to help us improve even quicker.
In this episode:
1. Defining what you want to sound like and distilling what elements you should work on
2. The importance of effective learning and how to know when to move on from something you’re stuck on
3. Surrounding yourself with the right community to support your success
4. Mark’s upcoming Learn Jazz Live 2021 workshop
2. Mark’s playinthezone.com