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How To Master The ii-V-I Progression: 25 Essential Lines You Need To K …

Eric 19 minute read

The same is true if you want to improve your jazz improvisation skills. You need to spend time listening, transcribing solos, building technique, and learning language. But there’s one crucial element that a lot of players seem to avoid… …the ii-V-I progression. If you want to sound great over jazz standards, if you want ...Read More

The most powerful tactic to integrate & amass jazz vocabulary

Forrest 11 minute read

There’s nothing more frustrating than working on a line until you’re blue in the face, and not having it appear when you improvise. Now, on rare occasion, language you transcribe does in fact get into your playing purely by osmosis. You go to improvise and it’s just there. But more ...Read More

Breaking Down the Jazz Repertoire, Part 1: “It Could Happen To Y …

Eric 12 minute read

After a few days, your cherished goal of learning more tunes slowly morphs into a “musical chore” that you force yourself through in the practice room, checking off songs one by one. The result? A bunch of uninspired tunes that sound like memorized notes and chords. But shouldn’t the process ...Read More

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Forrest Wernick

From the Bay Area, he's lived throughout the country in California, Colorado, and New York, learning and playing music. He's studied extensively with Rich Perry, Mulgrew Miller, and a whole lot of other amazing musicians. When he's not playing saxophone, you can find him traveling, writing, trail running, and training in Muay Thai.

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Eric O'donnell

Originally from Northeast Ohio, he moved to New York/New Jersey to go to graduate school. He's studied with greats such as Bill Mobley, Mulgrew Miller, Ingrid Jensen, and many more. In his free time he's usually working out, reading, or training for a marathon.

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