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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  • 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.

  • Georgia on My Mind- Lesson -Quick Tunes #2

    In this quick approach to interpreting and soloing on the classic tune, Georgia on My Mind, you'll learn about phrasing the melody, determining the key center and locating target tones, and developing your improvised passages. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the PDF and play-along tack!

  • I'm in the Mood For Love- Phrasing Demo- Quick Tunes #1

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

  • I'm in the Mood For Love- Lesson- Quick Tunes #1

    In this quick approach to interpreting and soloing on the classic tune, I'm in the Mood For Love, you'll learn about phrasing the melody, determining the key center and locating target tones, and developing your improvised passages. Be sure to download the EXTRAS folder for the PDF and play-along...

  • Soloing on Rhythm Changes, Part 2 - The Connections

    Learn to navigate the 1-3-5-7-9 arpeggios in Rhythm Changes with angular and directional connections.

  • Blues Basics Part 5-Learning the Blues in All Keys

    This lesson shows you how expand your Cycle of Dominants practice into creating and learning the blues in all keys. Be sure to download the PDF Extra and the folder with12 Shuffle Blues Play-Along tracks to get the most out of your practice.

  • Blues Basics Part 4- Blues and the Cycle of Dominants

    Learn how the Cycle of Dominants is related to the Blues and how to take advantage of this in your practice. Several exercises are included, among those is a great Sonny Stitt blues lick transcribed by one of your fellow subscribers, Vera. You'll learn how to practice these components around the ...

  • The Greatest Jazz Saxophone Blues Motifs #6 ala Buddy Tate

    This Blues motif was taken from Buddy Tate's tenor saxophone solo on a tune called No Kiddin'. You'll find it on YouTube on the album called Tate's Date. Buddy Tate, one of the famed Texas Tenors, is probably best know for his work with Count Basie, but I particularly enjoyed listening to recordi...

  • Advanced Jazz Articulation, Part 3

    Learn how jazz articulation can be used in conjunction with single notes and alternate fingerings.

  • Rhythm Changes Phrasing Demo

    Listen as I demonstrate my approach to Soloing on Rhythm Changes using the play-along track from the lesson.

  • Soloing on Rhythm Changes - Introduction

    Learn about the Rhythm Changes and it's use in many jazz contrafacts as we prepare to solo on this classic jazz chord progression.

  • Soloing on Rhythm Changes Part 1- The Foundation

    We begin our practice on Rhythm Changes with basic approaches to playing on the A and Bridge sections. Learn how to play across the A section tonal centers before we embark on playing the changes.

  • The Stylings of Stanley Turrentine's Summertime Revised

    We'll explore the blues stylings on 6 licks from Stanley Turrentine's solo on Summertime taken from the album, Up At Minton's. I'll reference points in the recording you can find on YouTube as we dive into various aspects of the way he plays things. No transpositions of the licks are provided, si...

  • Q&A: What Are the Best Play-Along Tracks?

    My answer to questions about play-along tracks- Which are best and how to use them.

  • The Inverted Double Enclosure Pattern

    This addition to the Bebop Series is a real finger and mind busting Bebop pattern that double-encloses the 1-3-5-7 chord tones. If you're up for a major technique challenge, this is it!

  • Soloing with Style

    Based on a transcription of my solo by a fellow subscriber in the introduction to the lesson on But Not For Me, this lesson identifies inflection techniques I use in my solos.

  • Questions About Enclosure Practice

    Here's my answer to a question about dividing the Bebop Series enclosure exercises into smaller building blocks. Thanks to Terry for the great question. Reference both the Bebop Series and Technique Through Concepts lessons.

  • Triad Pairs, Part 3- Triad Pairs and Chords

    In this video you'll learn how adjacent major triads can be used for improving on a variety of chords.

  • Quick-Tunes-#2-EXTRAS-Georgia-on-My-Mind.zip

    5.37 MB

  • Quick-Tunes-#1-EXTRAS--I'm-in-the-Mood-For-Love.zip

    11.5 MB

  • Learning-the-Blues-in-All-Keys.pdf

    36.7 KB

  • Shuffle-Blues-in-All-Keys.zip

    34.9 MB