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LJS 09: The How and Why of Jazz Composing

Welcome to episode 9 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking all about composing music as a jazz musician. Our special guest, saxophonist and composer Josiah Boornazian talks about how he composes music, why all musicians should compose, and several different approaches to composition. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Why musicians should be composers.
  2. How to get started.
  3. Composing to practice.
  4. The process of composing.
  5. How composing can help you improve your musicianship.

Important Links:
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Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way

Listen to episode 8: 2 Exercises For Hearing Chord Changes In Your Solos

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4Am Flight- Josiah Boornazian

What’s your approach to composition? Leave us a comment below.

Brent Vaartstra
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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