Michael Brecker talked about it…
Mulgrew Miller mentioned it time and again in masterclasses…
And if you’ve spent any time on Jazzadvice, you’ve seen multiple articles about the importance of learning it.
But why should you start thinking about jazz language?
You’re already practicing technique, running scales, and listening to a ton of your favorite players…and you’ve even noticed some progress in your ability to create solos.
So why should you add one more item to your already packed practice list?
It’s a good question…and one that many players shrug off.
But not so fast! Language is the key that can take you from the player that’s frustrated with scales and chords to a soloist with unlimited creative ideas.
You just have to approach it the right way in the practice room.
Let me explain…
The 3 stages of learning jazz improvisation
Musicians of all levels are drawn to jazz improvisation.
Because we all want a chance to step into the spotlight to take a solo…
But no matter what your skill level is, every player encounters the same struggles when it comes to finding their voice on an instrument.
You see, we don’t get a guide book for learning how to improvise. And finding an effective practice routine can sometimes be a big mystery.
Just because you’re spending time practicing doesn’t mean that you’re automatically going to get to the next level. To improve as a soloist, you’ve got to practice the right things.
And this is where … Read More