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

Eric
5 min read
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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 are instantly recognizable for their melodic beauty and harmonic sophistication...required listening for any serious player. You see, studying one ...Read More

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 ...Read More

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Melodic Approach

Eric
9 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Playing Techniques

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 notice... But right now you’re struggling to create compelling ideas over the jazz repertoire. Maybe you don’t know which notes ...Read More

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 ...Read More

How To Play Like Michael Brecker For Mortals

Forrest
12 min read
Lesson Topics: Playing Techniques Jazz Musicians Premium Only
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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 extended techniques that made him seem like more than a man… Superhuman. That’s the word that comes to mind when ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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

Eric
17 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Chords Jazz Musicians Tunes

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 gets to the heart of the matter for any soloist... Can you come up with interesting musical ideas over a ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Hot House – How to Unravel Complex Bebop Heads

Forrest
18 min read
Lesson Topics: Composition Ear Training Jazz Standards

Bebop “heads,” what jazz players sometimes call the melody of a tune, tend to be some of the trickiest and most technically demanding strings of notes you’re likely to encounter. Much busier than classic jazz standards, these intricate melodies are generally more difficult to learn, understand, and commit to memory. ...Read More

Bebop “heads,” what jazz players sometimes call the melody of a tune, tend to be some of the trickiest and most technically demanding strings of notes you’re likely to encounter. ...Read More

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

Eric
5 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Premium Only
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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 are instantly recognizable for their melodic beauty and harmonic sophistication...required listening for any serious player. You see, studying one ...Read More

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 ...Read More

How To Play Like Michael Brecker For Mortals

Forrest
12 min read
Lesson Topics: Playing Techniques Jazz Musicians Premium Only
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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 extended techniques that made him seem like more than a man… Superhuman. That’s the word that comes to mind when ...Read More

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 ...Read More

The Art of Jazz Phrasing: Six Secrets from Chet Baker

Eric
18 min read
Lesson Topics: Premium Only Jazz Musicians Playing Techniques
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Beyond scales, music theory, and all those memorized licks lies something that gets to the core of what improvisation is all about - the art of crafting musical ideas. It's what we often refer to as phrasing... The ability to take a tune, hear its melody, understand its chord progression, ...Read More

Beyond scales, music theory, and all those memorized licks lies something that gets to the core of what improvisation is all about - the art of crafting musical ideas. It's ...Read More

4 Kenny Garrett Patterns to Get Outside on Rhythm Changes

Forrest
15 min read
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For a long time, patterns in jazz have been popular as a way for jazz improvisers to expand their improvisational toolkit. You see, patterns have a natural order to them that make them perfect for many jazz different improvisation applications. But every great musician uses patterns in their own unique ...Read More

For a long time, patterns in jazz have been popular as a way for jazz improvisers to expand their improvisational toolkit. You see, patterns have a natural order to them ...Read More

The Sonny Rollins II-V Workbook: 8 Exercises from Pent-Up House [PDF]

Eric
5 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Jazz Musicians Premium Only Transcribing
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Sonny Rollins is one of those rare musical masters that seems to have it all figured out when it comes to improvisation. And if you're a musician that's been searching for the missing answers to improve your solos on the jazz repertoire, he's the perfect player to study. ...especially if ...Read More

Sonny Rollins is one of those rare musical masters that seems to have it all figured out when it comes to improvisation. And if you're a musician that's been searching ...Read More

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About Us

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, 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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