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Quick Win: The Most IMPORTANT Music Theory for Jazz Standards

What are the most important music theory concepts that you need to know to make learning and improvising over jazz standards much easier?

Listen to episode 349

In this episode:

  1. Intro
  2. Concept #1: Secondary Dominants
  3. Concept #2: The Backdoor Dominant
  4. Concept #3: Relative Keys
  5. Concept #4: Parallel Keys
  6. Concept #5: Sidestep 2-5
  7. Concept #6: Hybrid 2-5
  8. Concept #7: Deceptive Cadences
  9. Concept #8: Passing Diminished Chords

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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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