Jazzadvice Diminished Handbook

The Jazzadvice Diminished Handbook (Premium)

By

Eric

Chords, Jazz Language, Premium Only

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 the diminished sound, something is missing. Well, today we’re going to show you how to bridge that gap… You see, scales, shapes, patterns, and harmonies …

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6 rhythm change solos by masters

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

By

Eric

Jazz Musicians, Jazz Standards, Premium Only

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 music? The thing is, learning …

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How To Play Fast Tempos

How to Play Cherokee like a Pro: 24 Melodic Tricks for Insanely Fast Tempos (Premium)

By

Eric

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

Have you ever wondered how the best players can play incredibly fast, regardless of the key, the chords, or the tune? I’m not just talking about running memorized licks and technical patterns…I mean soloing at breakneck speed with actual melodic lines over the progression. Trying to improvise on uptempo tunes can be frustrating and the truth …

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Master the altered scale

5 Secrets for Mastering the Altered Scale (Premium)

By

Eric

Premium Only, Scales

The dominant chord is one of the most versatile chords in the jazz repertoire, and it’s your best bet for adding harmonic tension and melodic interest to your lines. The only problem is that many players approach this sound with the same old scales and licks every time. And this can get pretty boring… That’s …

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coltrane articulation techniques

The Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Articulation: Coltrane Techniques Demystified (Premium)

By

Forrest

Playing Techniques, Premium Only, Rhythm

It’s the subtleties of articulation that make melodies come alive. But, being so subtle, articulation is one of those concepts that’s difficult to grasp, or for that matter, even teach. And it’s personal. Nearly every player has their own distinct method of articulating, which yields a different result. With all this ambiguity, how can we …

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Think like a pro jazz musician like Michael Brecker

How to Think Like a Pro Jazz Musician: Michael Brecker and The Power of Simplicity (Premium)

By

Forrest

Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Musicians, Playing Techniques, Premium Only, Transcribing, Visualization

It sounds so complex. So difficult. So advanced. Great jazz musicians sound as though they’re implementing highly complex and difficult concepts that mere mortals could never hope to access, but in reality, professionals think simpler than you’d ever imagine. It’s the beginners and intermediates who study the pros and abstract what they think is going …

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