John Coltrane Mr P.C.

Master The Minor Blues: A Deep Dive into John Coltrane’s Mr. P.C. (Premium)

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Forrest

Blues, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Musicians, Premium Only

The Blues is an essential form to master for every jazz musician, but just like most things in jazz, there are dozens of variations to explore. One of the most exciting variations and one that’s exceptionally fun to play over for improvisers of all levels, centralizes the harmony around minor chords rather than dominant chords. …

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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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How to Master the ii-V-I Progression

How To Master The ii-V-I Progression: 25 Essential Lines You Need To Know (Premium)

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Eric

Chords, Jazz Language, Premium Only

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 to spend time listening, transcribing solos, building …

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Master The Jazz Language (Premium)

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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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