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Top 5 Learn Jazz Standards Podcast Episodes (2019 Year End Review)

Welcome to episode 199 of the LJS Podcast where today we take a look back on 2019. A lot of really great stuff happened with Learn Jazz Standards in 2019 and I go over some of the big mile markers, as well as the top 5 downloaded episodes of the year. I also share my favorite episodes, and a sneak peak into what’s coming next year.

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Alright, Learn Jazz Standards community, the end of the year is right around the corner. It has been an amazing 2019 on the Learn Jazz Standards podcast, on our blog, on our YouTube channel. So many amazing things have happened.

So, in today’s episode, I’m going to be going over some of the great, awesome things that happened to Learn Jazz Standards this year.

Also, I’ll be going over the top 5 downloaded podcast episodes as well as a few of my favorite personal episodes this year that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already.

I’m also going to be giving you a little sneak preview of some of the really cool stuff that’s happening next year with Learn Jazz Standards. This is the official Learn Jazz Standards geek podcast episode, where you can truly be a fan.

In this episode:

1. Big milemarkers of 2019

2. Top 5 downloaded podcast episodes of 2019

3. My top 3 favorite episodes

4. Sneak peak into what’s next in 2020

Thanks for listening to this episode of the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast. If you aren’t already, make sure you are subscribed on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!

Important Links

LJS 182: Understanding Diminished 7th Chords and How to Improvise Over Them (Feat. Adam Levy)

LJS 174: How to Learn Chord Progressions by Ear (Step-by-Step)

LJS 185: [Strategy #1] Mapping out a Jazz Blues for Improv Success

LJS 183: Analyzing a Good and Bad Jazz Solo

LJS 169: Composing Jazz Solos Using Target Notes over There Will Never Be Another You

LJS 159: Brain Hacking for Speeding up Your Jazz Improv Success (feat. Rodney Brim)

LJS 189: Finding More Time to Practice and Skyrocketing Your Jazz Potential

LJS 192: I Compose a Jazz Tune on the Spot

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."


  1. Hey Brent, its Rudy. Wanted to say happy holidays and congrats on all of the achievements this year. I enjoy watching the YouTube videos and listening to the podcasts. Got to mention that I’m excited for next year and all that is to come.


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