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The Confusion Around Minor Chords FINALLY Explained

Forrest 17 minute read

In fact, John Coltrane must have felt this way too, because he used Impressions as a vehicle of exploration, time and time again throughout his career. Now, keep Impressions in mind, but now I want you to fast-forward in your memory to improvising over a tune like Rhythm Changes or ...Read More

Your Jazz Improvisation Audit: 36 Questions That Will Show You What Yo …

Eric 11 minute read

But don’t freak out! An audit is simply a systematic inspection of a business’s accounts to ensure accuracy. And for musicians, this means testing your skills and knowledge to ensure that you’re on track in the essential areas of improvisation  – theory, ear training, and tunes & language. The truth is, ...Read More

Charlie Parker’s Secrets to Confirmation

Forrest 10 minute read

In fact, I remember Eric Alexander telling us students in a masterclass that when he first saw the Omni Book, he thought that it was a conspiracy. That no one could possibly have played solos this perfect without writing them out first. But the scary thing…Bird actually did come up ...Read More

How to Memorize Even the Most Difficult Tunes Right Now

Forrest 16 minute read

Today’s lesson comes from a recent question we received from a reader: ”I enjoyed your latest post and would like to start memorizing standards this way. However, lots of standards don’t seem to fit this method…or rather I can’t see how to fit them. Case in point, the tune ‘Infant ...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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