Welcome to episode 278 where today I share with you 4 important lessons I learned from learning 100 jazz standards over the course of a year. Struggle with remembering standards? Maybe you learn them but feel like you don’t know them very well? These 4 lessons will help.
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There’s a year in my life where I had a lot of time on my hands and I actually learned 100 new jazz standards in one year.
That’s right. I’ll say it again. I learned 100 new jazz standards in an entire year.
And while I wouldn’t necessarily recommend someone to do this, in fact, I wouldn’t really ever tell my students to learn 100 jazz standards in one year and I’ll explain a little bit about that in this episode, I did actually learn a lot of lessons about jazz and learning music very quickly because I went through that process.
So, in today’s episode, I’m going to be sharing with you 4 things that I learned from learning 100 jazz standards in one year so that you can learn from them, so that you can avoid doing that yourself and just take the lessons that I got from them.
In this episode:
1. Learn standards that you genuinely enjoy
2. Listen obsessively
3. Recognize common harmonic patterns
4. Play standards with others as often as possible