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LJS 31: Ear Training For Jazz Musicians

Welcome to episode 31 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about ear training for jazz musicians. Having a solid, well-rounded ear is one of the most important things a jazz musician can have. Great ears is essential for improvisation, and so ear training needs to be at the forefront of a jazz musicians studies. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Why ear training is important

  2. Interval recognition, examples, and how to memorize.

  3. Chord quality recognition.

  4. Learning jazz language by ear.

  5. Taking jazz language into all 12 keys.

Listen to episode 30: 5 jazz solos you need to learn and why

Resources for ear training fundamentals

Using jazz standards to memorize intervals

Ear Training 101: Interval Recognition

Ear Training 101: Chord Recognition

How do you ear train? Leave us a comment below.

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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