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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  • 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.

  • 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 - Single Notes and Alternate Fingerings

    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...

  • 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!