Category Archives: Developing Your Sound

Interview With Jazz Legend Joey Defrancesco

One of the best ways to learn jazz is to sit down and talk with virtuosic jazz musicians. In this incredible interview we get an opportunity to sit down and explore the mind of jazz organ virtuoso Joey Defrancesco. (audio interview below) Who Is Joey Defrancesco? Joey Defrancesco is simply one of the greatest jazz…

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What Do You Struggle With The Most When Playing Jazz?

Hello readers! For today’s jazz post I’d like to start a very important discussion with you guys. One that should have taken place along time ago. If you are reading this article you have no doubt a love and passion for learning jazz and improvised music. Playing jazz is an unbelievably rewarding journey. Learning such…

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Ear Training: 4 Guaranteed Ways to Turbo-Charge Your Ears

This is a guest post by Doron Orenstein from the bestsaxophonewebsiteever.com When it comes down to it, great jazz improvisation requires a great ear. Otherwise, we end up doing what Jamey Aebersold refers to as “letting our fingers do the walking.” Without a properly developed ear, instead of creating music that’s truly unique, authentic, and powerful,…

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An Essential Tool To Help You Learn Jazz

What if you could take a jazz piano lesson with Bill Evans?  How about a trumpet lesson with Miles Davis? What if we could study advanced jazz piano improvisation techniques with Chick Corea? Or imagine what it’d be like taking a piano for beginners class, taught by Duke Ellington Unfortunately, these great masters have long since passed…

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Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note (Part 2)

In today’s jazz licks lesson we’re going to learn 3 awesome licks that start on the 9th of a minor chord. This is the second article in our “How To Play Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note Series”. Armed with the ability to start your jazz improvisation on any note, you’re soloing will really become…

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How To Play Great Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note (Part 1)

In today’s free jazz improvisation lesson we’re going to take a look at some cool new jazz licks. Now, this won’t be your normal everyday run of the mill type jazz lick lesson.  No, we’re going to approach this jazz improvisation lesson in a unique way. We’re going to learn how to play a lick…

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Jazz Minor Scale Formulas And How To Solo With Them

In today’s jazz lesson you’re going to learn how to quickly add jazz minor scale techniques and modes into your playing. Whether you’re playing in a jazz rock band, a bebop band, a latin jazz band, or another direction, this jazz minor scale tutorial will be useful. I think you’ll enjoy this particular jazz lesson…

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4 Tips For Switching From Classical To Jazz

In todays lesson we’re going to focus on 4 tips that will help you make the transition from playing classical music to playing jazz. I recently received a question from a new reader asking me how to make this switch more easily. I think this is a great question because most instrumentalists initially start with…

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