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Herbie Hancock Plays You’re My Everything

As a listener, it’s thrilling to hear world-class musicians improvise flawless solos over crazy tempos & impossible progressions. But one of my favorite things, is listening to my musical heroes ...

8 Rhythmic Ideas That’ll Spark Your Creativity (Premium)

One of the hardest parts of improvising is the expectation that you need to be creative all the time. The pressure to continually come up with new and interesting ideas ...

Getting past the beginner stage of learning jazz

Are You Stuck in The Beginner Cycle? Take the Quiz

Do you feel like you’re always trying to catch up? Like everyone else pursuing music started fifty steps ahead of you and the only way you’ll reach them is by ...

Unlock Any Jazz Line With These 5 Simple Steps

In your daily search for musical information you’ve probably come across a “lick of the day,” various short musical excerpts from world famous jazz solos that are neatly written out… ...

What Happens When You Learn A Tune By Ear

As a musician you know should be learning tunes…After all it’s the backbone of how you play with other musicians, speak the language, and share your musical ideas. But, the ...

Jazz Chords

Jazz Chords – The Definitive Guide to Mastery

Jazz chords are at the very heart of why jazz sounds the way it does and as a player, these sounds are essential to have in your ear on a ...

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 Course
Visualization For Jazz Improvisation Course

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.

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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


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


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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8 Rhythmic Ideas That’ll Spark Your Creativity (Premium)

One of the hardest parts of improvising is the expectation that you need to be creative all the time. The pressure to continually come up with new and interesting ideas ...

How to Create a Thematic Jazz Solo (Premium)

Have you ever felt like you’re missing a piece of the puzzle when it comes to improvisation? As if you’re following all the rules, yet still not playing the music ...

Thelonious Monk Well You Needn't

Well You Needn’t – How to Dominate This Jam Session Tune (Premium)

If you’ve ever been to a jam session before, you’ve probably encountered the famous Thelonious Monk tune Well You Needn’t. Over the years, it’s become one of the most popular ...

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Ear Training

Developing your ear leads to improvisational freedom


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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