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The Clifford Brown Workbook: 11 Exercises on Joy Spring [PDF]

Eric
6 min read
Lesson Topics: Premium Only Jazz Musicians
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Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered with impeccable sound ... If you're sitting here like me, wishing you had even one of these qualites in your ...Read More

Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered ...Read More

Why Your Big Goals Are Hijacking Your Musical Progress

Eric
8 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips How to Practice Jazz Perspectives

Setting goals is an essential part of improving at anything you do…whether it’s learning a language, getting in shape, or mastering an instrument and building your skills as an improviser. You see, your goals are those big targets that you're aiming for out in the distance. The accomplishments you daydream ...Read More

Setting goals is an essential part of improving at anything you do…whether it’s learning a language, getting in shape, or mastering an instrument and building your skills as an improviser. ...Read More

Master All The Things You Are Part III: The Walkdown

Eric
14 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Standards Premium Only Tunes
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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play… While each section of this classic standard poses its own unique challenges, the Final ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or ...Read More

5 Roy Hargrove Phrases to Master Yardbird Suite

Eric
9 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Jazz Musicians

One thing that often gets lost in the music theory and technical exercises of our daily practice is the fact that improvisation at it's core, is musical storytelling... Think about it, any tune that you play or any solo that you take is a platform for you to tell your ...Read More

One thing that often gets lost in the music theory and technical exercises of our daily practice is the fact that improvisation at it's core, is musical storytelling... Think about ...Read More

The Sonny Stitt Playbook – His 2 Exercises to Master Minor

Forrest
14 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Language Premium Only Transcribing
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What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of what he practiced…wouldn’t that be nice? Well, unfortunately, unless he’s your relative, chances are this will never be the case. ...Read More

What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of ...Read More

The Clifford Brown Workbook: 11 Exercises on Joy Spring [PDF]

Eric
6 min read
Lesson Topics: Premium Only Jazz Musicians
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Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered with impeccable sound ... If you're sitting here like me, wishing you had even one of these qualites in your ...Read More

Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered ...Read More

Master All The Things You Are Part III: The Walkdown

Eric
14 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Standards Premium Only Tunes
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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play… While each section of this classic standard poses its own unique challenges, the Final ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or ...Read More

The Sonny Stitt Playbook – His 2 Exercises to Master Minor

Forrest
14 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Language Premium Only Transcribing
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What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of what he practiced…wouldn’t that be nice? Well, unfortunately, unless he’s your relative, chances are this will never be the case. ...Read More

What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of ...Read More

Master All The Things You Are Part II: The Bridge

Eric
13 min read
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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play… This is especially true of the Bridge of this popular jazz standard. Hidden ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” ...Read More

Master All the Things You Are – Part I: The A Section

Eric
24 min read
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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play... The ability to create a musical solo on this tune requires a surprisingly ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” ...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, 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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