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6 Powerful Reasons to Record Your Jazz Playing

Welcome to episode 290 where today I talk about 6 powerful reasons why you should record your jazz playing. You may have heard people suggest recording yourself, but have you ever fully understood why it can be helpful? In this episode, I go over in detail how this simple regular practice could reap great rewards in your jazz playing.

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If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you may have heard me say before that recording your jazz playing is a great idea.

But I probably haven’t really dug deep into why recording your jazz playing can actually have exponential benefits as far as you getting a lot out of your practice sessions and speeding up the progress of your jazz improv, and jazz comping skills in general.

So, in this episode, we are going to dive into that. We’re going to go over six reasons why recording yourself is going to be helpful for you in your jazz playing, as well as some tips for recording yourself at the end. 

In this episode:

1. Documenting your progress

2. Simulating a performance environment

3. Encourages repetition

4. Identify things you are good at

5. Identify things you need to work on

6. Get community feedback

7. 3 tips for recording yourself

Important Links

1. LJS Inner Circle Membership

2. Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way

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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