How to Learn a Jazz Standard (and Not Forget It)

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"The Jazz Standards Playbook Vol. 2"

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Have you ever spent a lot of time, energy and effort learning jazz standards, only to get on a gig or a jam session and not actually remember how to play them?

That can be a frustrating experience especially because you’ve spent all that time working on the song only to forget it.

Well, in this video I want to give you 3 things that you can do while learning jazz standards so that you never forget them, including a cool Roman numeral trick to help you remember them.

Important Links and Resources

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In the video, I show a chords analysis from my eBook and course “The Jazz Standards Playbook.” You can check that out here.

Further Reading:

LJS 88: Using the LIST Method to Learn Jazz Solos by Ear 

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."

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