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Paul Desmond’s Secrets to Take The A Train

Forrest
14 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Jazz Musicians Jazz Standards Playing Techniques

Take The A Train is one of the most classic jazz standards you’ll ever come across. Composed by Billy Strayhorn, the tune quickly became the featured tune of The Duke Ellington Orchestra after his son Mercer Ellington found a draft of the tune in the trash… Clearly, Strayhorn was his ...Read More

Take The A Train is one of the most classic jazz standards you’ll ever come across. Composed by Billy Strayhorn, the tune quickly became the featured tune of The Duke ...Read More

Jazz Harmony: Why You’re Overlooking This Crucial Skill

Eric
9 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Advice and Tips Chords Music Theory

When I started learning how to improvise, the one thing I really wanted to figure out was how to create improvised lines like my musical heroes… Listening to players like Miles, Bird, Coltrane, and countless others, I wanted to learn exactly which notes to choose on a chord and how ...Read More

When I started learning how to improvise, the one thing I really wanted to figure out was how to create improvised lines like my musical heroes… Listening to players like ...Read More

4 Kenny Garrett Patterns to Get Outside on Rhythm Changes

Forrest
15 min read
Lesson Topics: Jazz Musicians Jazz Standards Playing Techniques Premium Only
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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

Learn the Secrets Behind This Crazy Freddie Hubbard Line

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

There is a common saying in learning the art of jazz improvisation... "If you want to sound like your favorite player, don't just copy them, copy their musical heroes." The logic goes, that rather than just copying and reproducing a master musician's solo note for note, you should also model ...Read More

There is a common saying in learning the art of jazz improvisation... "If you want to sound like your favorite player, don't just copy them, copy their musical heroes." The ...Read More

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

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

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
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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
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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

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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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