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Eric

Mastering Jazz Chords: The bVII (Premium)

Learning jazz chords can be a frustrating obstacle on your path to becoming a better improviser. But what a lot of players forget is that the process isn’t just about …

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Eric

How to Learn a New Jazz Tune Every Day

Learning tunes goes hand in hand with being a jazz musician. But if you’ve ever tried to learn a tune by ear or attempted to memorize a list of jazz …

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Eric

The Kenny Dorham Workbook: 12 Lines on Let’s Cool One [PDF] (Premium)

Kenny Dorham is one of the enduring masters of this art form, spanning the history from the bebop era to the musical explorations of the 1960s. His playing and compositions …

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Eric

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Melodic Approach

You dream of becoming the type of player that can improvise with ease over any tune. A musician with an endless supply of creative ideas to play at a moment’s …

Michael Brecker Improvisation Techniques
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Forrest

How To Play Like Michael Brecker For Mortals (Premium)

Michael Brecker is one of the greatest saxophonists to arise after John Coltrane. Like Trane, he took the instrument places it had never gone before, adding new fingerings, effects, and …

coltrane and miles
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Eric

The Art of Playing One Chord: A Lesson with Miles & Trane

There are a lot of skills you need in jazz improvisation…Developing great ears, a knowledge of tunes, instrumental technique, and a mastery of jazz language… But there’s one question that …


Jazz Courses For All Levels

How Tunes Really Work

Jazz Theory Unlocked

Our latest offering is a video lecture series that will give you a strong understanding of harmony and teach you the WHY behind everything in jazz. If you want to make sense of music theory on a deep level, this course is for you.

Jazz Theory Unlocked Course
The Ear Training Method

hear like a pro

The Ear Training Method

This audio course is an in-depth ear training program designed to quickly improve your ear. Inside you’ll learn to break free from the written page and play the music you hear. In the process you’ll master the sounds of intervals, chords, voicings, chord-tones, progressions and more!

Jazz Language Secrets

Melodic Power

This is a powerful Video & eBook course for all levels, that will guide you through the nuts-and-bolts of how to improvise strong melodies on the most common chords. You’ll learn dozens of powerful melodic techniques on all the primary chords types.

Melodic Power Lessons
Jazz Visualization

Train Your Brain

Visualization for Jazz Improvisation

In this course, you’ll discover techniques to mentally master chord symbols, chord tones and common progressions on a deeper level than ever before. Learning to visualize is a crucial step for every jazz improviser, helping them to memorize tunes more easily and think more clearly about chords and progressions.

Master Your Mind

Reprogramming The Musical Mind

This 30 day audio course for every musician will reprogram your mind to reach your optimal creative state as a musician. If you’ve ever battled with stage fright, self worth, motivation, or just want to feel inspired about playing again, this course will get you there.

Reprogram the Musical Mind

Who is Jazzadvice?

We’re Forrest & Eric. We’ve learned from a ton of great players like Mulgrew Miller, Rich Perry, and Harold Mabern, and now it’s our mission to teach you.

Forrest Wernick

Forrest Wernick

Saxophone

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

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Eric O'Donnell

Eric O’Donnell

Trumpet

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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Premium Lessons

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Eric

Mastering Jazz Chords: The bVII (Premium)

Learning jazz chords can be a frustrating obstacle on your path to becoming a better improviser. But what a lot of players forget is that the process isn’t just about …

By
Eric

The Kenny Dorham Workbook: 12 Lines on Let’s Cool One [PDF] (Premium)

Kenny Dorham is one of the enduring masters of this art form, spanning the history from the bebop era to the musical explorations of the 1960s. His playing and compositions …

Michael Brecker Improvisation Techniques
By
Forrest

How To Play Like Michael Brecker For Mortals (Premium)

Michael Brecker is one of the greatest saxophonists to arise after John Coltrane. Like Trane, he took the instrument places it had never gone before, adding new fingerings, effects, and …

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Ear Training

Developing your ear leads to improvisational freedom

Transcribing

Learning from the masters is the key to learning jazz quickly

Jazz Standards

Studying the classic jazz repertoire is essential for everyone

What to Practice

Developing good practice habits leads to great results

Jazz Language

Acquiring jazz language is fundamental to improvising  

Music Theory

Understanding harmony on a deep level is crucial

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