rss

Category: Success Skills

0
The 9 Traits of a Great Jazz Teacher (or 9 ways to find a good teacher)

The 9 Traits of a Great Jazz Teacher (or 9 ways to find a good teacher)

Finding an excellent jazz improvisation teacher is one of the most important steps you will take as a student of jazz. In this day and age where there are seemingly more jazz musicians than jazz gigs available, more and more musicians are turning to teaching as a means to supplement their income. This unfortunately means [...]

0
4 Simple Ways to Get More Gigs

4 Simple Ways to Get More Gigs

It goes with out saying that most cats wish they had more work, more gigs. The following are 4 extremely effective networking methods that you can put to work immediately. Obviously, your playing is the most important factor. The majority of your time and efforts should be focused on becoming the best player you can. [...]

0
Did You start Playing too late?

Did You start Playing too late?

Ok. So this lesson has more to do with the psychology of musical success than it does with practicing jazz. But it’s an all too common question among students of jazz. And a source of great frustration and fear. And that, my fellow jazz musician can hold you back as much as anything else. Many [...]

0
Jazz Improvisation Goals

The 7 Steps to Choosing Powerful Jazz Improvisation Goals

Goals, Plans and Success With Jazz Improvisation Ok, once the hair on the back of your neck has gone down we can get started with the planning process and get some jazz improvisation goals laid down. I don’t know what it is about “planning” that gets so many of us creative types squirming in our [...]

0
“Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 3″

“Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 3″

  Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 3: Your Practice Plan In the last post – Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 2: Your Musical Mission – we talked about being on a mission. Having a purpose for your practice and your playing. Now you might decide to change your mission in a year or in a [...]