Learn Jazz Standards Podcast: Weekly Jazz Tips, Interviews, Stories, and Advice for Becoming a Better Jazz Musician show

Learn Jazz Standards Podcast: Weekly Jazz Tips, Interviews, Stories, and Advice for Becoming a Better Jazz Musician

Summary: The LJS Podcast is the podcast where you get weekly jazz tips, interviews, stories and advice for becoming a better jazz musician! Hosting the show is the jazz musician behind learnjazzstandards.com, author, and entrepreneur Brent Vaartstra, whose one goal is to answer any question about playing jazz music you may have. Jazz can be a challenging music to learn and play, but it doesn't have to be so hard. Each episode features a specific musical challenge that jazz students may come across, where it is discussed and answered. Special jazz guests frequent the show, sharing their expertise on an array of different musical subject matter. Listeners are invited to call in with their jazz questions to the podcast hotline (910-LJS-CAST or 910-557-2278), where it could get answered on a future LJS Podcast episode. Join thousands of listeners getting free jazz education every week!

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 LJS 66: 5 Most Important Jazz Musicians You Need to Listen To | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:53

Welcome to episode 66 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 5 of the most important jazz musicians that you need to listen to. There are many important jazz musicians to talk about, but these five hadĀ an innovative impact on jazz and how it hasĀ evolved. If you want to be an educated jazz musician you need to check these musicians out. Listen in!

 LJS 65: How to Create Killer Jazz Solos By Thinking Like a Composer (Feat. Jeff Schneider) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:08

Welcome to episode 65 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to create killer jazz solos by thinking like a composer. Joining us to talk about this today is Downbeat award winner and three-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, Jeff Schneider. Learn how to think like a composer and start building jazz solos that really stick out. Listen in!

 LJS 64: 5 Tips for Never Losing Your Place In a Jazz Standard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:16

Welcome to episode 64 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 5 tips for never losing your place in a jazz standard. Getting lost while playing jazz standards is a frustration many listeners and readers have expressed to us and we are here to help. Listen in!

 LJS 63: How to Become an Expert Sight Reader (feat. Brett Pontecorvo) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:49

Welcome to episode 63 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to become an expert sight-reader. Sight reading is a skill that is important for all musicians to work on, and special guest Brett Pontecorvo unloads his expertise on this topic. Listen in!

 LJS 62: 4 Steps for Playing What You Hear In Your Jazz Improv | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:43

Welcome to episode 62 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 4 steps for playing what you hear in your jazz improvisation. This is a question that we get a lot. "How do I play what I am hearing in my head?" There is no easy answer, but these 4 steps will get you headed in the right direction. Listen in!

 LJS 61: How to Use Scales In Your Jazz Solos the Right Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:22

Welcome to episode 61 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to use scales in your jazz solos the right way. You'll learn what scales are good and bad for, how to think about scales as pitch collections, and examples of how to convert them into actual melodies. Listen in!

 LJS 60: How to Develop Relative Pitch (Feat. Aimee Nolte) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:17

Welcome to episode 60 of the LJS Podcast where today we have special guest jazz pianist and vocalist Aimee Nolte on the show to talk about developing relative pitch. Wouldn't it be awesome to hear a note being played and know exactly what it is, even if you don't have perfect pitch? Aimee teaches us how. Listen in!

 LJS 59: 5 Tips for Playing Jazz Ballads Like an Expert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:44

Welcome to episode 59 of the LJS Podcast where today we are dishing out 5 tips for playing jazz ballads like an expert. Jazz ballads can be tricky, largely because slow tempos can open up a number of challenges. Treat these tips like a checklist the next time you play a ballad. Listen in!

 LJS 58: How to Use Triads to Improve Your Jazz Improvisation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:58

Welcome to episode 58 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how you can use triads to improve your jazz improvisation. Today's lesson comes straight out of our brand new eBook "Zero to Improv". Exercises are given out for this lesson. Listen in!

 LJS 57: Why I Stopped Hating My Playing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:24

Welcome to episode 57 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how to turn around our mentalities about our music. Podcast host, Brent Vaartstra, tells us his story about how he stopped hating his jazz playing and started having fun again. If you find yourself constantly upset with your playing, this is for you. Listen in!

 LJS 56: 8 Reasons Why Jazz Musicians Should Shed Classical | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:54

LJS 56: 8 Reasons Why Jazz Musicians Should Shed Classical

 LJS 55: 4 Important Jazz Chord Progressions You Need to Master | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

LJS 55: 4 Important Jazz Chord Progressions You Need to Master

 LJS 54: How to Organize Balanced Jazz Practice Sessions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:28

LJS 54: How to Organize Balanced Jazz Practice Sessions

 LJS 53: How to Improve Your Jazz Solos By Using Guide Tones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:21

LJS 53: How to Improve Your Jazz Solos By Using Guide Tones

 LJS 52: Birthday Episode feat. 8 Special Guests with Musical Failures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:54

LJS 52: Birthday Episode feat. 8 Special Guests with Musical Failures

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