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LJS 218- Practicing with Intention and Growing Through Consistency (feat. Trent Jordan)

Welcome to episode 218 of the LJS Podcast where today I talk with LJS course member and saxophonist Trent Jordan. Trent is a hobbyist musician living in Brisbane, Australia who enjoys spending his downtime practicing his saxophone and honing his jazz improv skills. In this episode, Trent shares what’s working for him in the practice room and get inside what he’s doing to improve.

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One of the most enjoyable things for me as an online jazz educator is getting to watch my students in my courses post video and audio assignments of the different things that we do in those courses, a video and audio of them practicing, of them playing and improvising.

It’s just really fun for me to see people making progress and it’s also really fun for the rest of the community to see each other working on things. It’s very motivating and I feel like everybody gets to learn from each other by just seeing what each other is doing in the practice room. 

So on today’s episode, I’m going to have on a special guest, Trent Jordan from Brisbane, Australia. He is a member of a few of my different courses and he is an avid practicer, someone who is very engaged in the community.

I’m just excited to learn alongside with you what he’s doing, what’s working best for him, and we will all learn from him together.

In this episode:

1. How Trent got started playing jazz

2. Why Trent plays jazz and what keeps him motivated

3. What Trent is working on in the practice room and what is working best

4. I help Trent with a few exercises to help him start connecting his lines together

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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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