New Lessons!

New Lessons!

You'll find my newest lessons in this collection. As other new releases are published, I'll migrate these into their respective categories.

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New Lessons!
  • One Exercise Through the Chords, Part 3: ii-V-I's

    Learn to create interesting ii-V-I's using the "One Exercise" along with several variations. Using a ii-V-I play-along track, we'll do a good bit of "I-Play You-Play" practice through the keys. Play-Along Track and Written File included in the downloadable "EXTRAS" folder.

  • One Exercise Through the Chords, Part 2: Working With Tunes

    Learn how to apply the Exercise from Part 1 in the series to tunes. I demonstrate the process on the tune, All the Things You Are, using a play-along track. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the track and written file.

  • Tradin' 4's in E Flat Blues

    Let's trade 4's on a blues in E Flat concert. Play-along and PDF included in EXTRAS folder.

  • One Exercise Through the Chords, Part 1

    This One Exercise will make you a better player. Stay tuned for Parts 2 & 3!

  • Sugar - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #9

    This is the soloing and phrasing demo using the play-along track from the lesson on Stanley Turrentine’s classic tune, Sugar.

  • Sugar - Lesson - Quick Tunes #9

    Learn to play the tricky turns on the melody and solo with a blues feel on this classic tune by the legendary saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine. In addition to tonal center playing, I’ll help you locate specific target sounds that add color to your improvised phrases. Be sure to watch the phrasing ...

  • Bluesette- Triads, 7ths, & 3/4 Time

    A step by step intermediate level approach to connecting the triads and 7th chord arpeggios in 3/4 time. This series of exercises was developed with a Skype student of mine, but I thought it would make great practice for anyone looking to build fluency with arpeggio based vocabulary.

  • Autumn Leaves - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #8

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the Autumn Leaves lesson.

  • Autumn Leaves - Lesson - Quick Tunes #8

    Learn to solo on the classic jazz standard, Autumn Leaves. The lesson covers both tonal center and chordal specific soloing concepts. Play-along and PDF included in EXTRAS folder.

  • Tradin' 4's in G Blues

    Let's trade 4's on a blues in G concert. Play-along and PDF included in EXTRAS folder.

  • Focus on Phrasing

    Learn about the phrasing techniques: Call & Response, Point Up-Point Down, Sequencing, and Theme & Development. I use play-along tracks based on the blues and sections from Take the A Train, Blue Bossa, and Recorda-me to demonstrate and explain these phrasing techniques. You can use your voice or...

  • On the Street Where You Live - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #7

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • On the Street Where You Live - Lesson - Quick Tunes #7

    Learn to solo on this classic tune using steps based on the melody, target tones, and advanced concepts. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the play-along and written file.

  • Daily Studies for Technique and Harmony

    Learn the logic behind three patterns based on pentatonic scales and triads that will help you transfer musical knowledge from key to key.

  • Blue Bossa - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #6

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • Blue Bossa - Lesson Quick - Tunes #6

    In this lesson I'll help you identify and develop an approach to soloing over the tonalities and chords in the standard, Blue Bossa. A play-along track for the complete tune is provided along with three practice tracks covering the phrases and tonalities found in the tune. This is a ground-level ...

  • Summertime - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #5

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • Summertime - Lesson - Quick Tunes #5

    Learn the basics of playing and soloing on the classic tune, Summertime. We'll identify the three primary sounds from the chord progression as we build a soloing approach from the ground up. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the play-along track.

  • God Bless the Child - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #4

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • God Bless the Child - Lesson - Quick Tunes #4

    In this Quick Tunes lesson on God Bless the Child, I'll show you an approach to phrasing and soloing on the jazz standard, God Bless the Child. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the PDF and play-along tack!

  • Advanced Jazz Articulation, Part 4- Articulation Styles of the Great Players

    Learn how articulation played a major role in the styles of the great jazz saxophonists. We'll analyze the articulation and create practice variations on examples from Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, and Cannonball Adderley. The end goal being to help you find direction in developing you...

  • The Girl From Ipanema - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #3

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • The Girl From Ipanema - Lesson - Quick Tunes #3

    In this Quick Tunes lesson on The Girl From Ipanema, I cover an approach to phrasing and soloing on this classic Bossa made famous by Stan Getz. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the PDF and play-along tack!

  • Georgia on My Mind - Phrasing Demo - Quick Tunes #2

    This is a soloing and phrasing demonstration using the play-along track from the lesson.