The Sonny Rollins II-V Workbook: 8 Exercises from Pent-Up House [PDF] (Premium)

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Eric

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

Sonny Rollins is one of those rare musical masters that seems to have it all figured out when it comes to improvisation. And if you’re a musician that’s been searching for the missing answers to improve your solos on the jazz repertoire, he’s the perfect player to study. …especially if you’re trying to develop your …

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Sonny Stitt Minor Exercises

The Sonny Stitt Playbook – His 2 Exercises to Master Minor (Premium)

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Forrest

Jazz Language, Jazz Musicians, Premium Only, Transcribing

What if you had Sonny Stitt’s practice journal in your hands right now? All his genius lines and exercises written out. Everything, literally everything, complete with diagrams and descriptions of what he practiced…wouldn’t that be nice? Well, unfortunately, unless he’s your relative, chances are this will never be the case. You’ll never have those practice …

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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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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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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)

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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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