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Why Perfection is The Enemy of Jazz

Forrest 9 minute read

Playing jazz is one of the most individual pursuits that you could possibly embark on…I mean, just think about it…Charlie Parker, Monk, Trane, Oscar Peterson, all the way up to Kenny Garret, or Roy Hargrove…every single one is so unique, so original, so themselves. Yet often the way we’re taught ...Read More

4 Things To Practice This Summer That’ll ACTUALLY Improve Your S …

Eric 11 minute read

As an improviser this time can be pivotal in your musical development…if you focus on the right stuff. However, when most players think about heading into the practice room over the summer, they inevitably get lured into big projects – tackling long lists of jazz standards, trying to transcribe a ...Read More

8 Awesome Blues Solos for Beginners to Transcribe

Forrest 15 minute read

Years might pass before they finally realize that they should spend some high quality time with the recordings they truly admire, digging deep into the details of the music they love. This does NOT have to be you. You don’t need years to pass for you to come to this ...Read More

8 Easy Ways to Play Minor Chords Like Clifford Brown

Eric 9 minute read

The truth of the matter is if you want to sound good in any sort of musical situation, you need to have more than a scale for improvising over minor chords. So if you’re still clinging to minor scales, stuck with the same old licks, or simply out of musical ...Read More

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, 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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Fundamental Courses

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Melodic Power Course

Melodic Power Course

A powerful Video Course & eBook for all levels, that will guide you through the nuts-and-bolts of how to improvise strong melodies on the most common chords.

Jazz Visualization Course

Jazz Visualization Course

In this course, you'll discover techniques for mastering chord symbols, chord tones and common progressions on a deeper level than ever before.

Ear Training Method

The Ear Training Method

The Ear Training Method is an in-depth ear training course designed to quickly improve your ear. Break free from the written page and play the music you hear.

Reprogramming The Musical Mind

Reprogramming The Musical Mind

Reprogramming The Musical Mind is a 30 day audio course for every musician which reprograms your mind to reach your optimal creative state as a musician.