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Internalizing Licks with Jam Tracks and Improving Your Musicality (feat. Quist)

Welcome to episode 251 where today we have on special guest guitarist and professional musician Quist. He shares with us his tips for internalizing jazz licks using jam tracks as a tool, as well as a host of other topics and insights to how he developed his musicianship to a high level.

Listen to episode 251

Now, for many of us sitting at home, who are trying to learn how to play this jazz thing better and become better musicians, we find that backing tracks can be really helpful to practice along with, to stay motivated, to have fun while practicing. 

And on today’s episode, I have a special guest, Quist, who is a Danish-born jazz guitar player. He is a recording artist and he also makes quite a few backing tracks himself to help his audience practice.

And he gives some great tips on how to practice along with backing tracks, the most effective ways to do that, along with a bunch of other awesome, really cool topics that we talk about, and his tips and tricks for musical improvement.

In this episode:

1. How Quist became interested in jazz and improvisation

2. How to use jam tracks to internalize licks

3. 3 questions to ask yourself to “get in the zone” when you are ready to improvise

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1. Learn Jazz Live 2021 Virtual Summit

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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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