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The 7 Categories of Jazz Standards You Need to Learn

Hey, so we know there’s a lot of jazz standards out there to learn and sometimes we wonder which ones should we be learning to be able to play with other musicians who play at jam sessions or even play at gigs.

And so, it can really be helpful to understand what the categories are that we need to be focusing on. The subgenres of jazz that will come up time and time again as far as tunes being called in public settings.

So, today on the podcast, we’re talking about 7 categories of songs that you need to be learning for jazz.

Welcome to episode 409

In this episode:

The 7 Categories of Jazz Standards You Need to Learn
1. Blues
2. Rhythm changes
3. Great American songbook
4. Bebop
5. Modal
6. Bossa nova
7. Ballads

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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