Charlie Parker Plays The Blues

3 Transitions in the Blues You Gotta Nail: Charlie Parker Bosses the Blues

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Forrest

Blues, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Language, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Standards, Perspectives

Blues is the backbone of so much in jazz. The melancholic feeling. The soul. The call-and-response phrasing, walking groove, and clearly defined melodic statements…blues is ingrained in jazz at its very roots. And every jazz musician at some point or another has to learn how to play the blues. There’s no way around it. If …

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Mastering Essential Chord Progressions: Major to Parallel Minor (Premium)

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Eric

Chords, Composition, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Standards, Music Theory, Premium Only

When it comes to learning tunes, expanding your repertoire, and improving the way you improvise over jazz standards, most players are taking the wrong approach… You see, the secret to improving with standards doesn’t lie in making long lists, spending hours memorizing chord progressions, and then trying your best to conjure up melodic lines. …because …

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Master the Transcription Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning from the Pros (Premium)

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Eric

Jazz Advice and Tips, Premium Only, Transcribing

Over the years I’ve attended dozens of masterclasses. Poured through hundreds of interviews with master musicians, and took lessons with the best players I could find. However, after a few years ONE thing kept surprising me – there was a disconnect between what these great players said and what they actually did… In fact, some …

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