The B.A.D Jazz Solo Strategy
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
3d ago
In today's Fast Track Friday episode, Brent unveils the Bad Jazz Solo method, an innovative approach designed to revolutionize your practice routine. The Bad Jazz Solo, represented by the acronym B-A-D, is a strategic tool for self-improvement. Brent walks you through the process, emphasizing the importance of bravery in leaving your ego at the door, taking risks, and embracing mistakes as opportunities for growth. By going into the process, you'll gain invaluable insights into your playing, discover your strengths and weaknesses, and then develop actionable strategies to address areas needi ..read more
Visit website
What's the Best Way to Learn How to Improvise?
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
4d ago
In this episode, Brent celebrates his birthday by making a simple request. A question from Rob about how to learn improvisation without extensive music theory knowledge is discussed. Brent offers a comprehensive approach to improvisation, beginning with a simple yet effective tool. He underscores the importance of experimentation and gradual improvement, encouraging embracing the process of improvisation. Moreover, he introduces the concept of learning jazz language by dissecting small licks and ideas, illustrating how to apply and personalize them in improvisation. Additionally, he suggests ..read more
Visit website
What to Do If Your Playing Is Not Improving
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
5d ago
 This podcast episode discusses about the common struggle of feeling stuck in your musical journey and offers actionable advice to reignite your progress. Join Brent as he addresses a question from Inner Circle member Eric about overcoming the feeling of stagnation in your jazz playing. You'll gain valuable insights about recognizing and overcoming obstacles that may be hindering your improvement. Discover the importance of taking breaks, analyzing your practice routine, and identifying areas for growth to maximize your practice time effectively. Brent's practical strategies and relatable ..read more
Visit website
How to Play At Faster Speeds
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
6d ago
Dive into the rhythm and speed of jazz with Brent on this latest podcast!  In this episode, Brent tackles a question from Peter Bowen about developing an impeccable time feel and playing faster without losing your groove. With Brent's expert guidance, you'll uncover the secrets to mastering both the technical and rhythmic aspects of playing at lightning speeds. Discover how to cultivate a solid time feel by practicing with subdivisions and varying tempos, and learn practical exercises to elevate your jazz piano skills and improvisational language. Brent's actionable tips and insights wil ..read more
Visit website
How Can I Play Bebop Solos Without Learning Scales?
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
6d ago
In this podcast episode, Brent is back to tackle another round of jazz music questions. Bernard from Germany asks a crucial question: how can he make his solos sound more like bebop without diving deep into learning all the different bebop scales? Brent dives into the essence of bebop, highlighting its significance as the foundational dialect of jazz. While acknowledging the relevance of bebop scales, he suggests alternative approaches to infusing bebop style into your solos, emphasizing the importance of understanding chromatic passing notes. Tune in to discover Brent's two key strategies f ..read more
Visit website
How to Improve Just By Listening to Jazz
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
1w ago
Throughout the week, Brent has been uncovering the secrets of a game-changing concept: mastering jazz without touching your instrument. And now, on this Fast Track Friday episode, he's ready to share his ultimate strategy! Get ready for a sonic adventure as Brent reveals how to dissect jazz recordings like a seasoned pro. Discover the hidden intricacies of your favorite jazz standards by marking their forms and uncovering the rhythmic and harmonic tapestry that lies within. But that's just the beginning. he takes it a step further, showing you how to zoom in on individual instruments, from M ..read more
Visit website
The Best Jazz Guitar Albums Ever
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
1w ago
In this podcast episode, Brent dives into the realm of jazz guitar albums, offering listeners a curated selection of classics and modern masterpieces. From the pioneering work of Django Reinhardt to the innovative compositions of Kurt Rosenwinkel. Brent provides a diverse range of albums that capture the essence of jazz guitar. He also explores the unique collaboration between Sonny Rollins and guitarist Jim Hall, highlighting its significance in showcasing the guitar's comping capabilities. This episode offers a captivating journey through the evolution of jazz guitar and the timeless album ..read more
Visit website
How to Practice Without Your Instrument
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
1w ago
In this episode of the Learn Jazz Standards podcast, Brent tackles a common concern voiced by inner circle member Keith about preparing for gigs or recording sessions when away from one's instrument. Offering practical advice and insights, he discusses the importance of staying connected with music even when not physically practicing.  Brent emphasizes the importance of staying connected with music through active listening as a form of practice, offering practical tips to internalize melodies, bass lines, and solos away from the instrument.  Don't miss out on this insightful episod ..read more
Visit website
How to Use an Altered Dominant Chord
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
1w ago
In this episode of the podcast, Brent delves into the intriguing world of altered dominant seventh chords. From understanding their basic structure to exploring their role in jazz harmony and improvisation, he provides invaluable insights and practical tips to help master this essential aspect of jazz music. This episode promises to demystify altered dominant seventh chords and elevate your understanding of jazz theory and improvisation.  In addition to unraveling the mysteries of altered dominant seventh chords, Brent emphasizes the importance of persistence and continuous learning in ..read more
Visit website
How to Reharmonize Jazz Standards
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230
by Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
2w ago
Join Brent on another engaging episode of the podcast, where he dives into the captivating world of reharmonization. From basic concepts like tritone substitution to more advanced techniques like re-composition, Brent provides a crash course in reharmonization strategies that will take your jazz playing to the next level. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this episode promises valuable insights and practical tips to help you feel more confident improvising and have more fun than ever playing your instrument. Tune in now and unlock the secrets of reharmonization! Impor ..read more
Visit website

Follow Learn Jazz Standards Podcast 230 on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR