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Quick Win: Jazz Improvisation For Beginners (How to Get Started)

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed at jazz improvisation and unsure of where to get started, today I’m going to show you exactly how it works, make it simple so you get headed in the right direction.

Listen to episode 377

In this episode:

1. How to start improvising over 2-5-1
2. The most basic notes you can play
3. The modes of each chord
4. The most important notes
5. The actual scale used by jazz musicians
6. How jazz musicians actually play the chromatic and major scale
7. How a jazz musician might resolve to a chord tone
8. How jazz musicians approach chord tones to create melodies

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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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