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How to Do a Self Jazz Audit to Speed Up Your Improvement

Welcome to episode 312 where today I talk about how to do a self-audit of your jazz playing. Auditing your playing can be really valuable for honing in on the things you are good at and bad at so you can make action plans to hone in on them. I do a jazz audit on myself and walk you through my process.

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The New Year is around the corner, and what I want you to realize is that the things that got you to where you are now in your jazz playing are not necessarily the things that will get you to where you need to go next.

What we want to be able to do is to be able to give ourselves a true evaluation of where we are in our jazz playing today, so we can make a plan going forward that doesn’t waste our time on things that don’t matter.

So in today’s episode, I’m going over how to give yourself a self jazz audit. I’ll be conducting one on myself, and then I’ll walk you through how to do it.

In this episode:

1. The two important questions to ask during your audit

2. Deciding a realistic amount of practice time

3. Using your questions to create action items

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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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