Welcome to episode 244 where today I go over 3 common roadblocks I hear about from intermediate jazz musicians. These roadblocks can make these musicians feel like they are stuck on a plateau and unable to move forward in their progress. I discuss one action item for each roadblock to help you move past them.
Listen to episode 244
If you’ve been at this jazz thing for a while and would consider yourself in the intermediate range as far as skill level as a jazz musician, you’ve likely come across roadblocks in your playing and have felt like you are stuck on a plateau, like you are just not improving the way you want to.
Well, I’ve certainly felt that way many times in my playing.
And I’ve noticed with my students in my courses and my Inner Circle members that I hear the same things over and over again when it comes to frustrations from intermediate players with their jazz playing.
So in today’s episode, I like to share with you the top three roadblocks that I hear about and give you one thing that you can do for each one to start moving past those roadblocks so that you can move up in your jazz playing and become a better jazz improviser.
In this episode:
1. Unable to apply jazz language they’ve learned
2. Know the chord tones and notes to play but not able to target them in their solos when improvising
3. Practice a lot but feel like they aren’t improving