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3 Tips to Sit In Like A Pro

Sitting in with a group of more seasoned musicians is an experience that every aspiring jazz pianist must encounter.  The prospect of performing with players you want to impress can

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4 Guidelines for Pentatonic Improv

Don’t use pentatonics exclusively – This gets old fast. Pentatonics work best when they are mixed in with other harmonic language and textures. By combining

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3 Jazz Piano Lessons From Golf

As Brenden likes to say, there are a lot of similarities between golf and jazz improv.  In fact, golf was Bill Evans’ favorite pastime.  Just

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5 Tips to Learn Tunes Like a Pro

Expanding one’s repertoire is an essential part of becoming a better musician. By learning new tunes of varying styles and difficulty, you can expand your

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How to Practice Simplicity

Sometimes the best melodies are the simplest ones. The less you say, the more each individual note stands out. Miles Davis lived out this musical

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