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How to Learn a Jazz Solo By Ear So That It Actually Helps

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Learning jazz solos by ear is a great practice that just about any jazz teacher will tell you to do. Of course, there is nothing wrong with playing through some notated solos or etudes. But if you really want to get some serious mileage, by ear is the way to go.

In this video I walk you through my step-by-step process for learning jazz solos by ear effectively.

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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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