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The Best Way to Learn A Jazz Song

Here at Learn Jazz Standards, our philosophy is that the best way to learn jazz and improve is to learn jazz songs, aka. Jazz Standards. The fastest the best way to improve is to simply learn more songs, even if you’re starting at the very beginning of your jazz journey.

But there may be some holes for you for how to go about learning. Learning a song, especially a jazz song. It can be an overwhelming task. You may wonder what the best way to do it is, and you may wonder how to improve faster by learning jazz repertoire.

So, in today’s episode, we’re going to talk about just the best way to learn a jazz song.

Welcome to episode 429

In this episode:

1.  Considering the time frame for learning a jazz standard.
2.  Having a goal-oriented, focused practice based upon projects like learning a jazz standard in one month to improve exponentially over time.
3.  Going through the L.I.S.T. process.
4.  Learning the chords no matter what instrument you play.
5.  The “Batching” strategy.
6.  Applying one tool or strategy for improvising over a jazz standard.

Important Links:
Free Guide to learning standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way
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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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