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LJS 13: The Art of Playing Duo

Welcome to episode 13 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about the art of playing duo. Bassist Wallace Stelzer joins us as a guest on the show again to discuss why jazz musicians should play duo, different kinds of duos, tips for playing duo, and important jazz duo recordings. Listen in!

Listen to episode 13

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In this episode

  1. Why jazz musicians should play duo

    • Forced interaction.
    • Forces you to take on more musical responsibility.
    • Forces you to know the music you are playing better.
  2. Kind of duos: common and uncommon and the benefits of practicing as a duo.

  3. General tips for playing in duos.

  4. Great jazz duo recordings to check out.

Listen to episode 12: Social Music, Bus Drivers and Jazz Musicians With Peter Bernstein

Show music

“You’re My Everything” arr. by Wallace Stelzer’s International Patdown

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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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