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How to Analyze Jazz Standards (Step-by-Step)

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Being able to analyze jazz standards with Roman numeral analysis can be incredibly helpful when it comes to improvising.

Just understanding how the chord progressions work, how they connect together, and where they are ultimately leading can be really insightful.

So, in today’s video, I’m going to be going over a jazz standard from scratch, analyzing it, showing you how I do it to help us learn together.

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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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