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

Miles Davis: The Power of the Triad

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the musical masters that we look up to isn’t their ability to create incredibly fast and complex lines or even their vast library of harmonic knowledge… It lies in something much more simple – their uncanny ability to take the most fundamental elements of ...Read More

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the musical masters that we look up to isn’t their ability to create incredibly fast and complex lines or even their vast library of ...Read More

Every musician knows the feeling...You've picked out a tune to learn in the practice room. You've figured out the melody and memorized the chord progression. And you're ready to start improvising your solo. Then it happens...you hit a wall. All of a sudden you can’t seem to find the right ...Read More

Every musician knows the feeling...You've picked out a tune to learn in the practice room. You've figured out the melody and memorized the chord progression. And you're ready to start ...Read More

Think of a jazz standard that you often play. One that you've been working on in the  practice room. Picture the chord progression in your mind and imagine yourself getting ready to play the first note of your solo. Now stop! This time I want you to take a different ...Read More

Think of a jazz standard that you often play. One that you've been working on in the  practice room. Picture the chord progression in your mind and imagine yourself getting ...Read More

How Master Improvisers Actually Think About Tunes

As a musician, you often find yourself listening to the best improvisers you can. Searching for inspiration, guidance, and answers to the challenges you're facing. Especially when it comes to those records that include the same jazz standards you’re trying to learn... You want to figure out exactly what your ...Read More

As a musician, you often find yourself listening to the best improvisers you can. Searching for inspiration, guidance, and answers to the challenges you're facing. Especially when it comes to ...Read More