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The 4 Elements of Mastering A Jazz Standard

Today’s episode is what I would consider to be probably the most valuable episode I’ve ever come out with. And I hope that it becomes one of the most popular episodes I’ve ever come up with because I truly believe this is really important information that you need to be paying attention to.

We’re gonna be talking about the 4 elements of mastering a jazz standard. Being able to play a jazz standard comfortably, being proficient at it, improvising great solos over it. Exactly what you need to do step-by-step.

Welcome to episode 394

In this episode:

1. Element #1: Mastering the melody
2. The L.I.S.T process
3.  Element #2: Mastering the chord tones
4.  Element #3:  Mastering memorization
5.  How spaced repetition helps
6.  The “secret sauce”
7,  Element #4:  Mastering improvisation
8.  Options for acquiring musical language
9.  Practicing improvisation
10. The Bonus Element

Important Links:

Free Guide to learning standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way
LJS Inner Circle Membership
Listen to the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

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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