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Jazz Theory In 15 Minutes (Everything You Need To Know)

If you want to ignite your jazz skills with 10 in-depth studies of jazz standards that will help you take your jazz harmony knowledge to the next level, join our LJS Inner Circle membership, where you'll get access to our "Jazz Standards Playbook" courses, monthly jazz standard studies, and all of our premium courses.

"The Jazz Standards Playbook Vol. 2"

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Alright, I’m gonna set the timer over for 15 minutes. I’m gonna teach you all of the music theory that you need to know to play jazz.

In this episode:

  1. The first thing to figure out
  2. Identifying the different chords
  3. How to harmonize scales with 7th chords
  4. How to build chords out of the major scale
  5. The different formulas to build different chords
  6. What are Relative Minor keys
  7. The 3 Minor Scales
  8. What is Modal harmony

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Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way 

Listen to the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com 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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