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LJS 42: How to Keep Your Jazz New Years Resolutions

Welcome to episode 42 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to keep your jazz new years resolutions. 2017 is upon us, and like many others, we realize that we can treat it as a new chapter for our jazz playing. It’s easy to make a resolution, but much harder to keep it. Find out how. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Identify your resolution. What do you need to get better at in your jazz playing?
  2. Be realistic with your resolution.
  3. Create a plan to help you carry it out. You need long term goals, short term goals, and micro goals. Use this diagram to help you plan.
  4. Momentum. Get the ball rolling. Don’t wait to start.
  5. Stay motivated. Follow the above steps (this will help). Get connected in the jazz community. Get inspired.

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Mentioned in the show

30 Days to Better Jazz Playing eCourse

A 30-day audio eCourse that walks you through focused, goal-oriented practicing, where you will be working on things that actually improve your jazz playing.


How do you keep your jazz new years resolutions? Leave us a comment below.

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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