Jazz Motifs with Common Tones

Jazz Motifs with Common Tones

Jazz Motifs with Common Tones An important resource that great jazz musicians use in order to tell a story when improvising, is the element of repetition. This is often done by stressing a note that is common to various consecutive chords in a progression. And it is...
Jazz Improvisation Over-Simplified

Jazz Improvisation Over-Simplified

Jazz Improvisation Over-Simplified If you’re starting out with jazz improvisation and you’re overwhelmed with the amount of chords in a 32 measure standard,  I think this lesson will be of utmost help. In it I show you how to improvise over almost any standard by...
Bluesify your Bebop with Double Stops

Bluesify your Bebop with Double Stops

Bluesify your Bebop with Double Stops Do you employ double stops in your playing? In case you’re not familiar with the term, it was first devised by violinists to denote 2 notes played simultaneously. Nonetheless, it is applicable to any any polyphonic instrument!...
The Most Useful Scale In Jazz

The Most Useful Scale In Jazz

The Most Useful Scale In Jazz If you had to pick just 1 scale to learn in order to use over most standards, what would it be? Some say the major scale or one of it modes such as the dorian or lydian. Others swear by the so called bebop scale. But if you had to use any...
2 Steps To A Great Bebop Line

2 Steps To A Great Bebop Line

2 Steps To A Great Bebop Line Every now and then, do you feel like you’re just incessantly playing the same licks, scales and arpeggios without saying anything? Furthermore, do you sometimes feel like they don’t even sound jazzy? In this lesson I teach you a...

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