Intro to Improvising Over Jazz Standards

If you want to crush it as a jazz improviser, knowing how to improvise over a blues inside and out will give you an unfair advantage.

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Let’s face it. Improvising over jazz standards will not be the easiest thing you’ve ever done in your life. Especially if you are a beginner, or someone trying to get started with jazz, it can be overwhelming.

Maybe you’ve heard me say stuff like “learn jazz solos by ear”, “take licks in all 12 keys” and all these other things that you are just overwhelmed and you are thinking, “I just want to get started right now. What are the basics of what I need to do?”

Well, in this video, that’s exactly what I’m going to tell you: 3 things you need to do to get started with your jazz improvisation.

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Jazz Improvisation Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

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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