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Jazz Practice Targets

Jazz Practice Tip #1

Jazz Practice with a Purpose When many young (and not-so-young) musicians first gain some facility on their instruments, they often want to play all the time. The sheer joy of making their own music and sounding good on their ax is irresistible. They noodle constantly—before the song, during the song, after the song, when someone [...]

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Jazz Lessons

Big Picture Jazz Lessons – Exploding Brain Syndrome

Simplify the Jazz Lessons | Crazy Practice Routines I’ve had many jazz lessons and many students over the years who complained of being overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of learning to play jazz. There is so much to learn and it can be difficult to know where to start. There’s instrumental technique, theory, the fundamentals, [...]

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Jazz Practice Session

Seven Ways to Maximize Your Jazz Practice Sessions

Jazz Practice Tip #1 An ounce of preparation…essential for productive jazz practice sessions The more prepared you are when you begin your practice session, the more productive the session will be. By a lot! Be sure to have a plan and a purpose for your session. Know exactly what you hope to accomplish that day. [...]

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“Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 2″

“Big Picture Jazz Lessons Part 2″

Important Jazz Lessons Part 2: Your Musical Mission In a previous post, we talked about your musical values. We talked about how making choices based on our values will focus our musical efforts and ensure an individual and original sound and approach, the goal of all jazz musicians and hopefully all jazz lessons. In this [...]