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Master The Jazz Language (Premium)

By

Eric

Jazz Language, Premium Only, Transcribing

You know that you should be transcribing jazz solos. That you should be learning the language of Bird, Miles, Coltrane, and Monk. You’ve heard time and again that it’s the unwritten “secret” to becoming a better improviser… The only problem is that transcribing is also frustrating, time-consuming, and with hundreds of solos to choose from, …

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4 Crucial Steps To Attaining Freedom With Jazz Language

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Forrest

Jazz Language

Becoming fluent with jazz language is the key to unlocking your musical freedom when you improvise. It’s the missing piece of the puzzle. The lost ship. The thing everyone ignores… And it’s totally counter-intuitive… You copy, to sound original. You practice the same line over and over, to be creative. You use limitation, to find …

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how to apply jazz language

How to Apply the Jazz Language that You’ve Transcribed

By

Eric

Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Language, Jazz Standards, Transcribing

So you’ve transcribed some ii-V lines. You’ve even learned a few solos note for note directly from the record, but, despite your efforts, you’re not seeing the results you expected. Transcribing those lines from your favorite player didn’t transform you into the great improviser that everyone had promised. At the end of the day, improvisation …

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the stages of jazz language

The Stages of Jazz Language

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Forrest

Jazz Language

We talk about jazz language a lot: what it is, what it isn’t, how to get it, and what to do with it. We constantly strive to better communicate these aspects of learning language because of the vital role that language plays in successful improvisation. It’s essentially all the raw melodic material you draw from …

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Formulas For Applying Jazz Language To Different Harmonic Situations (Premium)

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Forrest

Chords, Composition, Jazz Language, Premium Only

As the article last Wednesday discussed, learning to apply language to tunes is crucial because it puts the language into context, allowing your ears and fingers to gain an understanding of how to integrate the language into your overarching concept. Over time, the language you practice this way will spontaneously materialize in new form, surprising …

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