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I Improvised A Jazz Solo in 6 Different Ways

Today, on the podcast I’m going to be sitting down and improvising a little bit over a jazz standard that I like to play and just giving myself an opportunity to explore some new ideas, to allow myself to get musically creative.

I like you to join me in the process and see what you can discover along the way as well.

Welcome to episode 398

In this episode:

How I improvise on East of the Sun in 6 different ways
1. 1st jam session:  Improvising freely with no constraints
2. 2nd jam session: Focusing more on improving melodic direction
3. 3rd jam session: Expanding my improv throughout the range of my instrument
4. 4th jam session: Do a solo using more chord voicings
5. 5th jam session: Applying motivic development
6. 6th jam session: Making the lines more bluesy

Important Links:
Free Guide to learning standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way
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Listen to the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

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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