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How Play-Alongs Can Hurt Your Jazz Playing

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On this channel, we’ve put up hundreds of jazz backing tracks for free. So why would I turn around and say that play-alongs could be hurting your jazz playing?

In this video, I go over the pros and cons of using them and when they are and aren’t appropriate to use.

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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."


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