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Jazz Improv from ZERO (7 Step Jazz Standard Solos)

If you want to get my step-by-step process for learning jazz standards so that you are set up for success, check out my free guide

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Check it out! Yesterday I practiced for 4 hours to go through a 7-step process that I normally take my students through in one month.

And in this video I’m going to show you how to go from not knowing a jazz standard at all, to being able to improvise over it on a fairly high level.

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Brent Vaartstra
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. It was really good and I actually understood most of it, but I had a good laugh when you said that the scale map was going to be really simple and then you assumed I knew how to instantly play mixolydian, minor 7 dorian, whole/half diminished and altered scales in all keys….not what I would call really simple!


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