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

So you want to change the way you play? To improve your sound and your solos. To become more effortless in your technique. To finally get rid of those bad habits and creative roadblocks in your playing... Every aspiring musician can relate to these feelings and frustrations. But what does ...Read More

So you want to change the way you play? To improve your sound and your solos. To become more effortless in your technique. To finally get rid of those bad ...Read More

Master All the Things You Are – Part I: The A Section

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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... The ability to create a musical solo on this tune requires a surprisingly ...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

Here’s something that you've probably realized by now on your musical journey…that jazz improvisation can get very complicated, very quickly. In the blink of an eye your enjoyable musical hobby can transform into something that feels a little bit like homework - a tricky exercise with right and wrong answers. ...Read More

Here’s something that you've probably realized by now on your musical journey…that jazz improvisation can get very complicated, very quickly. In the blink of an eye your enjoyable musical hobby ...Read More

You learn scales. You faithfully practice triads and arpeggios in every key. You memorize chord progressions & learn tunes. And then you improvise... Sound familiar? This is the standard approach to jazz improvisation that you find in classrooms, private lessons, masterclasses, and practice rooms everywhere. It's what we've come to ...Read More

You learn scales. You faithfully practice triads and arpeggios in every key. You memorize chord progressions & learn tunes. And then you improvise... Sound familiar? This is the standard approach ...Read More