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The Definitive Guide to Phrygian & Sus Flat 9 Chords

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After you’ve been improvising jazz for a while, most chords are pretty familiar. You're used to major, minor, dominant, and half diminished…but just as you thought you were getting a handle on things, a chord comes out of nowhere that makes you go “What is that?!?!” And not only do you ...Read More

After you’ve been improvising jazz for a while, most chords are pretty familiar. You're used to major, minor, dominant, and half diminished…but just as you thought you were getting a ...Read More

Mastering Essential Chord Progressions: Major to Parallel Minor

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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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Expand Your Creativity In Any Solo With These 3 Simple Techniques

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a routine? Going through the motions day in and day out. Performing the same tasks at the same time, no matter what. You can almost predict it like clockwork... The truth is everyone knows this feeling because we're creatures of habit. We ...Read More

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a routine? Going through the motions day in and day out. Performing the same tasks at the same time, no matter what. ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Your Guide To Learning Jazz In All Keys

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The ability to play in every key is essential for all musicians. From the complete beginner, to the serious music student, all the way to the seasoned professional... And it's especially important for musicians that are striving to get to the next level with the nuts and bolts of jazz improvisation. ...Read More

The ability to play in every key is essential for all musicians. From the complete beginner, to the serious music student, all the way to the seasoned professional... And it's ...Read More

There are certain things that you need to do if you want to improve your musical skills...Setting aside time each day to practice. Listening to important recordings. Seeking out teachers to guide you along the way. The same is true if you want to improve your jazz improvisation skills. You need ...Read More

There are certain things that you need to do if you want to improve your musical skills...Setting aside time each day to practice. Listening to important recordings. Seeking out teachers to ...Read More

5 mistakes you’re making with major chords you have to fix now

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Major chords are the easiest type of chord, right? We learn our major scales on Day #1 and from then on, soloing over a major chord is a piece of cake…or so we thought. One day, after practicing for some days, or even some years, we stop and think, “Playing ...Read More

Major chords are the easiest type of chord, right? We learn our major scales on Day #1 and from then on, soloing over a major chord is a piece of ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

You've heard about the scales. You understand the music theory. And you've even played through the patterns in a few exercise books. But when it comes to actually improvising with ...Read More

Want to Master Rhythm Changes? Here are Six Solos that You Should Know…

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Here's a question for you...Are you making the process of learning to play jazz standards harder than it has to be? ...searching for answers in theory books, obsessing over scales, and turning your daily practice session into a soul-searching quest for your personal sound when you just want to be playing ...Read More

Here's a question for you...Are you making the process of learning to play jazz standards harder than it has to be? ...searching for answers in theory books, obsessing over scales, and ...Read More