PODCASTS

EPISODE 154

How To Reharmonize
Like A Pro

Have you been looking for some new ways to harmonize with jazz chords? This one trick will help you reharmonize melodies like a pro! In this lesson, we will explore some new ways to move…

05/29/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 153

What Are Shell Voicings, Why You Need Them, How To Use Them!

Everyone tells us to learn shell voicings but back when I was younger I never knew why…I also never knew how to USE them! This was very frustrating to me since everyone was saying how…

05/22/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 152

How To Spice Up Your Improv With Ornaments

Most of the time improv will sound bland not because of the notes…but because of the RHYTHMS! When I made this little epiphany back in my earlier days it completely transformed my soloing. In this…

05//15/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 151

Unlock Your Creativity by Shedding the “In-Between Tempos!”

There are always those pesky tempos that make you scratch your head and ask, “what am I doing wrong here?” In this episode will take a look at those tempos and give you tips on how to play them with ease! 

05/08/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 150

This Chord Will Instantly
Make You Sound Like
70’s Herbie!

Here is a quick way to achieve a
70’s funk sound, straight out of
Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters record! Follow along as we explore
the use of this chord from
“Watermelon Man.”

04/22/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 149

Rhythm Changes
Bridge Improvisation:
Use This Today!

We continue our rhythm changes series and approach these refreshing new ways to improvise over the 4 dominant chords in the bridge of rhythm changes. If you thought the bridge didn’t provide much harmonic content to improvise over…

04/17/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 148

4 Secrets To
Improvising Over
Rhythm Changes

Rhythm changes can seriously screw you up. Once you attempted and failed, you probably don’t want to try again. BUT…with these 4 secrets that will allow you to easily improvise over rhythm changes, you’ll be…

04/10/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 147

How to Play
“Block Chords”
(pt. 2)

In this lesson we will continue learning how to play “block chord” voicings in the style of George Shearing. We will be working on minor voicings in the key of F, specifically with the tune “Lullaby of Birdland.” George Shearing often…

04/03/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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EPISODE 146

How to Play
“Block Chords” Like
George Shearing

Improvising over ballads is usually more difficult than improvisation over medium or fast tunes. Why is that? Because you’re EXPOSED. Everything is moving sooooo slowwwww. What do you do? How do you spice things up…

03/20/19

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By: Brenden Lowe

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