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The Struggle Effect: How to Unlock Your Musical Potential

As an aspiring musician today, you should consider yourself lucky. What I mean is, right now, you have access to more information, more resources, and more answers than any musician …

Miles Davis Doxy

Learn Doxy From Miles Davis: How Charts Mislead You

Doxy is one of those classic Sonny Rollins tunes that gradually made its way into the jazz standard repertoire. Originally recorded in 1954 and released on the album Miles Davis …

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 …


The Ultimate Guide to Bebop Tunes: 30 Essential Songs

Bebop, or the innovative musical revolution of the 1940’s led by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, is one of the pillars of learning to improvise as a modern musician. …and …

Tune Up Jazz

Tune Up – 3 Legendary Solos

Tune Up is one of those classic up-tempo jazz standards that every player should work on. Composed by Eddie Vinson, It became super well known when legendary trumpeter player Miles …


The Girl From Ipanema: Learning from the Masters

The Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim is well known to improvisers with dozens of tunes frequently played and recorded in the jazz repertoire. However, one song in particular stands out… …

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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.

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.

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 67to 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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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 …


5 Bud Powell Tunes Every Improviser Should Know (Premium)

Every musician dreams of creating solos full of flowing melodic lines. To play compelling ideas over fast tunes, ballads, complex chord progressions, and standard forms like the blues or rhythm …

Pentatonic Blues

A Pentatonic Approach to Playing Outside on the Blues (Premium)

As an improviser, the blues is central to everything that you do…at once a sound, a form, an expressiveness, and a medium through which you can tell your musical story.  …

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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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