If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you spend your fair share of time in the practice room honing your musical skills. All in preparation for that moment when you can close your eyes and begin improvising your own musical ideas… Everyone knows that practice is an essential part of daily ...Read More

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you spend your fair share of time in the practice room honing your musical skills. All in preparation for that moment when you can ...Read More

5 Simple Things You Can Do Today To Play Better Solos

You’re constantly practicing, listening, and striving to improve your ability to improvise…yet for some strange reason, the next level of playing somehow seems to elude you. Etudes aren't doing the trick. Scale patterns have become boring and predictable. And memorized lines simply won't translate into amazing musical phrases. Despite all ...Read More

You’re constantly practicing, listening, and striving to improve your ability to improvise…yet for some strange reason, the next level of playing somehow seems to elude you. Etudes aren't doing the ...Read More

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

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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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

How to Stop Playing the Same Ideas in Every Solo

Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that you’re playing the same solo over and over again? As if you’re traveling down a familiar well-worn path in every single tune, regardless of the key, the tempo, or even the chord progression… Minor chords get your favorite minor lines, major chords ...Read More

Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that you’re playing the same solo over and over again? As if you’re traveling down a familiar well-worn path in every single tune, ...Read More

The Clifford Brown Workbook: 11 Exercises on Joy Spring [PDF]

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Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered with impeccable sound ... If you're sitting here like me, wishing you had even one of these qualites in your ...Read More

Clifford Brown is one of those rare musicians that always seems to play the perfect solo. Every phrase is expertly crafted, every note is musical, and each idea is delivered ...Read More

Why Your Big Goals Are Hijacking Your Musical Progress

Setting goals is an essential part of improving at anything you do…whether it’s learning a language, getting in shape, or mastering an instrument and building your skills as an improviser. You see, your goals are those big targets that you're aiming for out in the distance. The accomplishments you daydream ...Read More

Setting goals is an essential part of improving at anything you do…whether it’s learning a language, getting in shape, or mastering an instrument and building your skills as an improviser. ...Read More

Master All The Things You Are Part III: The Walkdown

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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play… While each section of this classic standard poses its own unique challenges, the Final ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or ...Read More

One thing that often gets lost in the music theory and technical exercises of our daily practice is the fact that improvisation at it's core, is musical storytelling... Think about it, any tune that you play or any solo that you take is a platform for you to tell your ...Read More

One thing that often gets lost in the music theory and technical exercises of our daily practice is the fact that improvisation at it's core, is musical storytelling... Think about ...Read More

Let’s face it, as musicians we're all striving to know more tunes that we can improvise over with ease…because at the end of the day, this is how you get your musical message across to the listener. Whether it’s playing with our fellow musicians, walking into jam sessions, performing concerts ...Read More

Let’s face it, as musicians we're all striving to know more tunes that we can improvise over with ease…because at the end of the day, this is how you get ...Read More

Master All The Things You Are Part II: The Bridge

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All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” or something that only beginners should play… This is especially true of the Bridge of this popular jazz standard. Hidden ...Read More

All the Things You Are is one of the first tunes musicians learn when it comes to jazz improvisation. But unlike many players think, it’s not exactly an “easy tune” ...Read More