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Is Learning Jazz Solos Worth It (And How to Get Results From Them)

Welcome to episode 352

If you’ve been studying jazz for a little while, you’ve probably heard from somebody, whether it would be me or somebody else, that it’s a good idea to learn jazz solos or jazz etudes.

And you may or may not fully understand why it’s a good idea to do, and if you don’t understand that, it could be not very motivating to go through the process of doing something tedious like this.

So in today’s episode, I’m gonna explain why this is a great practice and some insights that I think you’ll find very valuable around these practices.

Listen to episode 352

In this episode:

1. Is learning jazz solos worth it?

2. The best way to internalize a jazz solo

3. Great improvisation comes when hearing ideas and muscle memory meet

4. Learning solos helps make you aware of vocabulary you can use

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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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