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Quick Win: 10 Biggest Lies About Playing Jazz

Have you been told any of these 10 mistruths about jazz?

If so, you may have started believing things that are ultimately not helping you improve as a jazz player.

Listen to episode 382

In this episode:
1. Mistruth #1: If you can hear it, then you can play it.
2. Mistruth #2: You don’t need to know theory in order to play jazz.
3. Mistruth #3: You need to know a lot of music theory in order to play jazz.
4. Mistruth #4: You need to have amazing techniques in order to play jazz.
5. Mistruth #5: Learn jazz solos and you’ll improvise better.
6. Mistruth #6: Great musicians don’t plan out their solos.
7. Mistruth #7: In order to get good at playing jazz, you need to practice a lot.
8. Mistruth #8: You should never learn jazz from sheet music.
9. Mistruth #9: Master something that you’re practicing before moving on to the next thing.
10. Mistruth #10: You need to know a lot of jazz standards in order to play with other
                                          musicians.

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Brent Vaartstra
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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