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LJS 11: 4 Ingredients to Becoming a Better Jazz Musician

Welcome to episode 11 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 4 ingredients to becoming a better jazz musician. These “ingredients” aren’t things you should practice or what licks or solos you should learn. These are some really important things to be and do outside of the practice room, if you are serious about becoming a better jazz musician. Listen in!

Listen to episode 11

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In this episode

  1. Passion- be a jazz geek!

  2. Find a mentor- get musical direction and guidance.

  3. Be a part of a jazz community- play a lot with others.

  4. Get gigs- take what you’ve learned in the practice room and put it to the test.

Listen to episode 10: Interview With Bruce Forman

Show music

“No. 49 With Black Beans” by Thomas Hutchings and Camden Hughes

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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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