freedom in all keys for musicians

3 Steps to Freedom In All 12 Keys

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Eric

How to Practice Jazz, Scales

The ability to play fluently in all 12 keys is essential for every improviser. Initially, it may seem like you rarely play in certain keys or even that it’s just not necessary to play in every key. So why bother with twelve keys, right? If you look carefully, however, many common standards that are in …

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overhaul your practice routine

Time to Overhaul Your Practice Routine

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Eric

How to Practice Jazz

One of the biggest obstacles for musicians working to improve as improvisers lies in the development of a solid daily practice routine. We all know we should get into the practice room and diligently spend hours toiling away, but how that time is spent is crucial to seeing musical development. In our daily practice, we …

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transcribing jazz for technique

Transcribing for Technique: Improving Musicianship Through Transcription

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Eric

How to Practice Jazz, Jazz Advice and Tips, Transcribing

After hours spent practicing technique: endless articulation, tone, range, and fingering exercises, are you still not matching up to what you’re hearing on your favorite records? Are those same √©tude books and exercises you’ve been working on for years still not cutting it? It can be very discouraging when you don’t see any improvement in …

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