Jazzadvice is an on-going collection of the best advice on playing jazz we’ve picked up over the years



"10 Tips Every Improvisor Needs to Know"

Why The Way You’re Thinking About Music Could Be Holding You Bac …

Eric 6 minute read

The same words are used in prestigious music schools, in weekly private lessons, and in practice rooms around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re learning a melody, analyzing a phrase, or improvising a solo… Everything important in the musical universe can be boiled down to a perfect mix of ...Read More

Expand Your Creativity In Any Solo With These 3 Simple Techniques

Eric 9 minute read

The truth is everyone knows this feeling because we’re creatures of habit. We find the path of least resistance, get locked into a routine, and go on autopilot without even realizing it. The problem is that the same thing happens with music – especially improvisation… We play solos and unconsciously use ...Read More

The Powerful Rhythmic Principles of Charlie Parker

Forrest 11 minute read

Today, with the production of The Charlie Parker Omnibook it’s easier than ever to get your hands on transcribed Charlie Parker solos. Published in all keys, it circulates practice rooms and jazz schools world wide. This book has become a mainstay in jazz education. And like me, you’ve probably played out ...Read More

9 Jazz Standards That’ll Boost Your Melodic Skills

Eric 13 minute read

Not exactly the creative musical experience you imagined. So how do you break the endless cycle of staring at chord progressions and thinking about scales? How do you actually start creating long melodic lines with shape and musical impact?? This is the million dollar question that every musician wants to ...Read More

Master the Transcription Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning fro …

Eric 19 minute read

In fact, some of the most important and downright essential concepts for learning this music (practice, ear training, technique) were often passed over with a few words: “Make sure you can hear those changes. Get that line together in all keys. You gotta know your intervals. Just play what you hear!”  Solid advice ...Read More

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Forrest Wernick
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
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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Fundamental Courses


Melodic Power Course

Melodic Power Course

A powerful Video Course & eBook for all levels, that will guide you through the nuts-and-bolts of how to improvise strong melodies on the most common chords.

Jazz Visualization Course

Jazz Visualization Course

In this course, you'll discover techniques for mastering chord symbols, chord tones and common progressions on a deeper level than ever before.

Ear Training Method

The Ear Training Method

The Ear Training Method is an in-depth ear training course designed to quickly improve your ear. Break free from the written page and play the music you hear.

Reprogramming The Musical Mind

Reprogramming The Musical Mind

Reprogramming The Musical Mind is a 30 day audio course for every musician which reprograms your mind to reach your optimal creative state as a musician.