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6 Reasons Your Jazz Solos May Sound Bad

Welcome to episode 279 where today I share with you 6 reasons your jazz solos may sound bad. These are things I commonly witness in the playing of beginner and intermediate players, and even with some slight changes and focus on these areas, you can start taking your jazz solos from bad to mediocre, to great.

Listen to episode 279

Alright, I am back after a 2-week break from the podcast, I’m ready to come back and serve you guys, help you guys become better jazz musicians.

And to get right back into the swing of things, I’m going to be talking about six reasons why your jazz solos may not sound so good.

And I’m not just going to tell you why they may not sound so good, I’m also going to give you actual solutions so that you can start fixing them and taking your jazz solos to the next level and iron out those little bits that are just holding you back from sounding like the great jazz musicians that you love and you admire.

In this episode:

1. You’re not outlining the chord changes

2. You haven’t learned enough jazz vocabulary

3. You are trying to copy and paste licks

4. Your time feel is bad

5. You’re not considering the arc of your solo

6. You’re only practicing things you already do well

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Brent Vaartstra
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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