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How to Improvise Over All the Things You Are (Tutorial)

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One great jazz standard that is packed full of musical and harmonic lessons is All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern.

There is just so much we can learn just from this one tune. And a lot of my students and subscribers wonder how to get started with improvising over tunes like this. They feel overwhelmed.

So, in today’s video, I’m going to be breaking down All the Things You Are as an example, and what I would do if I was starting from scratch trying to learn how to improvise over this standard.

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Mentioned in this video, my eBook and course “The Jazz Standards Playbook.” You can check that out here.

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How to Improvise Over All The Things You Are

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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