Jazz Theory Has Failed You

How The Chord-Scale System Has Failed You: 6 Steps to Freedom With Scales and Modes

By

Forrest

Chords, Composition, Jazz Education, Scales

The Chord-scale system has become the most established and widespread method for teaching jazz improvisation…And it’s no mystery why. So often, scales—more specifically the modes of the major and melodic minor scales—get passed-off as the most important aspect of learning to improvise. It’s as if by magic, you learn a couple scales and their modes, and …

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A presentation on what to practice for jazz

What To Practice: A Free Presentation on The 3 Essential Pieces of Practicing Jazz Improvisation

By

Forrest

How to Practice Jazz, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Education, Jazz Language, Jazz Standards, Transcribing, Visualization

Nearly every day we get asked, “What should I practice?” And, this is not an easy question to answer. In fact, it’s pretty complicated. So, in an attempt to help everyone who has always wondered what to practice and what professionals practice, I began to put together what I had thought would be a quick …

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The Secret To Great Time

5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill Three: The Secret to Great Time

By

Eric

Jazz Education, Rhythm

Ever feel like something is missing from your solos? You spend hours learning tunes and transcribing solos from your favorite recordings, you’ve memorized the chord progressions and diligently practiced the tricky fingerings, but when you listen back something is off. And it’s frustrating because you can’t quite place your finger on the problem… You’re playing …

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