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Breaking Down the Jazz Repertoire, Part 1: “It Could Happen To Y …

Eric 12 minute read

After a few days, your cherished goal of learning more tunes slowly morphs into a “musical chore” that you force yourself through in the practice room, checking off songs one by one. The result? A bunch of uninspired tunes that sound like memorized notes and chords. But shouldn’t the process ...Read More

How To Find, Transcribe & Quickly Master The Jazz Language: A Ste …

Eric 28 minute read

The only problem is that transcribing is also frustrating, time-consuming, and with hundreds of solos to choose from, slightly overwhelming. But before you give up on learning the solos of your favorite players, you should know that there is a better way to learn the jazz language… You see, if you’re ...Read More

Crazy John Coltrane Techniques Only For The Brave

Forrest 9 minute read

Shazam. Must get Shazam out now. If I don’t know what this is, it’s going to drive me crazy for the rest of my life!! Sending…sending….sending…. “Transition. John Coltrane.” This was the first time I heard the tune Transition from the album of the same name. It absolutely blew me ...Read More

The Jazzadvice Diminished Handbook

Eric 2 minute read

You see, scales, shapes, patterns, and harmonies utilizing the symmetry of the diminished sound are more common than you might think. And they’ve been used by dozens of important improvisers, past and present. If you’ve ever listened to recordings of John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Mulgrew Miller, or Michael Brecker you’ve ...Read More

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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

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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