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12 Dexter Gordon Lines on Blue Bossa You’d Never Think Of

Forrest
20 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Language Jazz Standards

The jazz standard Blue Bossa is often referred to as a beginner jazz tune, but as you quickly find out as you start your journey into jazz, even these so-called “beginner” tunes are not easy to sound great on. Playing beautiful lines through the changes that connect and flow from ...Read More

The jazz standard Blue Bossa is often referred to as a beginner jazz tune, but as you quickly find out as you start your journey into jazz, even these so-called ...Read More

These 4 Creativity Hacks Will Transform How You Improvise

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

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you spend your fair share of time in the practice room honing your musical skills. All in preparation for that moment when you can close your eyes and begin improvising your own musical ideas… Everyone knows that practice is an essential part of daily ...Read More

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you spend your fair share of time in the practice room honing your musical skills. All in preparation for that moment when you can ...Read More

5 Simple Things You Can Do Today To Play Better Solos

Eric
9 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips How to Practice Jazz Inspiration

You’re constantly practicing, listening, and striving to improve your ability to improvise…yet for some strange reason, the next level of playing somehow seems to elude you. Etudes aren't doing the trick. Scale patterns have become boring and predictable. And memorized lines simply won't translate into amazing musical phrases. Despite all ...Read More

You’re constantly practicing, listening, and striving to improve your ability to improvise…yet for some strange reason, the next level of playing somehow seems to elude you. Etudes aren't doing the ...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

How to Stop Playing the Same Ideas in Every Solo

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

Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that you’re playing the same solo over and over again? As if you’re traveling down a familiar well-worn path in every single tune, regardless of the key, the tempo, or even the chord progression… Minor chords get your favorite minor lines, major chords ...Read More

Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that you’re playing the same solo over and over again? As if you’re traveling down a familiar well-worn path in every single tune, ...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

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

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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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