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What if I told you by the end of this video that you are going to know a new 12 bar jazz blues solo and you’re going to have learned it by ear?

Now that is something that’s completely new or foreign to you, you may be a little bit skeptical but there’s really only one way to find out.

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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."


  1. Brilliant lesson! I was so engaged that I couldn’t stop until I had it all down.

    My most important tool for developing my ears is listening to a tune over and over, usually while driving. I stop and sing or hum parts and then check back with the recording. I get a deep feel for the piece and gain a real appreciation of an artist’s creativity.


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