Courses by Jazzadvice
Whether you’re brand new to improvising or a gigging professional, we want to help you improve and become the musician that you want to be. Our courses will guide you every step along the way. If you have any questions at all about any of our courses, just let us know. We’re here to help.
Melodic Power eBook and Video Course – Learn to improvise lyrical melodies
The Melodic Power Course is an eBook & Video Course for all levels, that will guide you through the nuts-and-bolts of creating strong melodies on the most common chords. This course is PACKED with 42 step-by-step lessons, over 200 exercises and 5 hours of video demos!
Through this unique approach, you’ll quickly acquire dozens of powerful melodic techniques that you can begin to use instantly on the chords you encounter in every jazz standard. If you’ve been wondering how to go from playing scales and chords to improvising strong lyrical melodies, Melodic Power is the answer!
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The Ear Training Method – Get the ears you’ve always imagined
The Ear Training Method is an in-depth ear training course that’s designed to quickly improve your ear so you can start achieving your musical potential. As a musician, you need to quickly and confidently hear the sounds going on around you. This course is built for the musical skills that you can use in the real world, so you can finally break free from sheet music and written chord progressions and start playing the music you hear.
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Reprogramming The Musical Mind – Unlock your musical potential
Reprogramming The Musical Mind is a 30 day audio course for every musician. With this powerful audio course you’ll learn to reach your optimal creative state as a musician, making practice and performance easier and more fun than ever before. You’ll learn to use essential mental tools like meditation, self hypnosis, affirmation, mantras, and visualization to reprogram how you relate to the practice and performance of music.
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Visualization for Jazz Improvisation eBook, now with bonus audio – Learn everything 10x faster
The technique of visualization is used by leaders in many fields and we’ve taken these concepts and applied them to the fundamentals of jazz improvisation. Inside you’ll find techniques for mastering chord symbols, chord tones and common progressions. Imagine stepping on stage and knowing every chord in your mind before you even play a note…you can with this eBook Audio Course.
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Recommended Products For Jazz Musicians
Here are a few carefully selected products that will help you on your musical journey. We only recommend the products that we truly believe will help you rapidly improve, that’s why the list is so small.
Transcribe! – Amazing software to slow down and learn the songs you love
If you’ve read any of our articles you know that transcribing is an essential skill for any serious improviser. This is the best transcribing software we’ve found. Take your favorite recordings and easily loop sections, slow them down while retaining pitch, change the key and start improving. The great Michael Brecker, one of the best musicians to ever live, endorsed Transcribe, saying “I use Transcribe! to assist with the process of transcribing. It is a great piece of software and I would recommend it to every musician.”
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Zoom H2n Recorder – Record your practice, your lessons, and your heroes
The Zoom H2n recorder is f%*ng awesome. We use it to record practice sessions, lessons, rehearsals, and pretty much any concert we go to. It can discreetly fit in your jacket pocket and has exceptional recording capacity. Worth every penny.
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The Jazz Piano Book – Master essential piano skills
Every serious musician needs some basic piano skills and Mark Levine’s Jazz Piano Book is a great place to start. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or amateur player, he holds your hand the whole way, building you up from two-note voicings to tritone substitutions and block chords. Check it out!
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The M-Audio Axiom Keyboard – An inexpensive must have keyboard
Let’s face it, who has the room or the budget for an expensive grand piano? One of the most important tools you can have in the practice room is a quality midi-controller keyboard. Whether I’m studying chord progressions, transcribing solos or learning tunes I use this M-Audio Axiom to get the job done.
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The AKG Perception microphone – A versatile mic at a fraction of the cost
You’re a musician. At some point you’ll need a recording of demos or audition tapes. Having an inexpensive yet versatile microphone like the AKG Perception 220 has allowed me to attain fairly high recording capabilities without breaking the bank.
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