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Jazz Techniques – 2 Powerful Practice Concepts You Must Know

Jazz Techniques – 2 Powerful Practice Concepts You Must Know

Jazz Techniques Video Series In this post we will be talking about 2 very powerful jazz techniques, specifically jazz practice techniques. Here’s the deal. Most players do not make the progress with music that they want. They never feel like they are ‘good enough’ and they may even secretly doubt whether they have ‘what it [...]

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Jazz Lesson | Less is More

Important Jazz Lesson | Less Is More

Weird Jazz Lesson and Practice Short Cut | Read On Ok, here’s a quick and deceptively simple tip to get more out of your practice session and jazz lesson. Practice less. “But Chris you must be crazy. Everyone knows that jazz musicians have to put in many, many hours in shed!” True enough. But it’s [...]

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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 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. [...]