Category Archives: Solo Analysis

Jazz Piano Transcription: Lesson on Sonny Clark’s Blue Minor Solo

jazz-piano-transcriptionOne of the most powerful ways to learn jazz piano is to transcribe and study the playing of your favorite jazz musicians.

It is for this reason that I have included a number of jazz piano transcriptions on this site

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Jazz Masters Method Special Video Blog Thank You

Hey everybody!

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet. I’m truly humbled right now. I’d like to thank everybody who’s ordered the Jazz Masters Method DVD so far during this launch week.

The response has been simply been

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Free Lesson And A Big Announcement

jazz piano lessonsHey Friends,

I hope you’ve had a GREAT week so far. I can’t believe another week has passed and the weekend is fast approaching!

(I’m excited though as I’m going on a 15 mile hike through some trails in Wisconsin. …

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Barry Harris Rhythm Changes Transcription Lesson

Barry Harris TranscriptionOne of the best ways to really learn how to play jazz is to listen and study the playing of the masters.

So, in today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to do an in depth study of a Barry Harris …

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Red Garland’s solo on What Is This Thing Called Love. Learn To Really Solo.

Red Garland What is This Thing Called LoveFor today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to take a look at a transcription of Red Garland’s famous solo on the jazz standard What is This Thing Called Love.

This is one of the first jazz solos I ever transcribed …

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What’s the first jazz solo you should transcribe?

Have you heard that you should be transcribing solos but just aren’t sure where a good place to start is?

Are you having problems finding a jazz solo that is not only easy to play but has tons of great …

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Wes Montgomery’s solo on Satin Doll

Here’s a Wes Montgomery solo I transcribed about a year ago on the jazz standard “Satin Doll”. (scroll down for the solo.)

There’s all kinds of great jazz licks in this one.

I could write a 10 page essay …

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How To Solo Over the Jazz Standard All The Things You Are.

all the things you are soloWould you like to be able longer jazz licks? Do you feel like your licks sometimes sound like run on sentences?

How do you play those beautiful and long flowing lines that a lot of the great jazz masters play?…

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