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Easy Composition Exercise For Creating Melodic Jazz Lines

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Jazz improvisation can feel complicated. Theory, learning solos by ear, chord progressions…the list of things to work on and understand goes on and on.

Sometimes it’s best to forget all of the “rules” and just create. That’s why on today’s video I show you a simple composition exercise to help you start creating great melodic jazz lines.

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Was inspired to do this based off of a podcast episode I did with one of my 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing students. If you want to check that out go here.

Further Reading:

My step-by-step guide for jazz improvisation.

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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