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Welcome to the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast! Our goal on the show is to give you a quality, concise jazz improvisation lesson each and every week. These podcasts will come complete with audio examples and downloadable PDF files to make sure you get the most out of every lesson. We want all of our listeners to become better improvisers and musicians and we can promise you by listening to the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast you will do just that.

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The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7 • 109 Ratings

Welcome to the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast! Our goal on the show is to give you a quality, concise jazz improvisation lesson each and every week. These podcasts will come complete with audio examples and downloadable PDF files to make sure you get the most out of every lesson. We want all of our listeners to become better improvisers and musicians and we can promise you by listening to the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast you will do just that.

Make sure you find our Facebook page as well by searching for '10 Minute Jazz Lesson.' We hope you will find our supportive community of like minded students helpful and inspiring! Need help on a concept? Post a video and ask for feedback! Want to ask a general question on a concept you're having trouble with? Post it on our wall and start a discussion with other students that might be having the same problems as you!

We want to be your one stop jazz education destination. Are you ready to improve one concept per week? Then join 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Nation and start improving your playing today!

    Episode 233: Why Learn Tunes In Multiple Keys?

    Episode 233: Why Learn Tunes In Multiple Keys?

    The month of October has five Fridays, so I decided to put out an episode that was more of a discussion than a lesson. We have spent the past three episodes talking about techniques for learning and understanding tunes in multiple keys, but haven't really asked why we are doing this. This week, I wanted to just talk about the advantages both immediate and long term of learning tunes in more than one key. Turns out, there are very practical and immediately useful reasons for this, which are discussed in the episode. Hope you enjoy!



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    • 12 min
    Episode 232: Learning Tunes In Multiple Keys Part 3

    Episode 232: Learning Tunes In Multiple Keys Part 3

    This week, we continue our series on learning tunes in multiple keys. In this episode, we move on to another amazing jazz standard, How High the Moon. In a vacuum, this melody is much easier to play than Au Privave. But upon closer inspection, we realize there may be more hiding under the surface that make things a bit more difficult. We explore what to do when a melody has several key changes and how to make it easier to memorize and, ultimately, move it into other keys. Enjoy!



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    Head over to our Patreon page and when you donate $3 or more a month you get this PDF and every other. We will also be bringing you many extras exclusively to our patrons including transcriptions and a FREE gift  of our latest Ebook, The Diatonic Method.



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    • 12 min
    Episode 231: Learning Tunes In Multiple Keys Part 2

    Episode 231: Learning Tunes In Multiple Keys Part 2

    This week we continue our journey to learn how to play melodies in multiple keys. Last episode, we looked at a very simple melody, Sonny Moon for Two. This week, we are diving into a much more complicated melody, Au Privave, by the great, Charlie Parker. We get down to business numbering the different notes in the tune, exploring the technical side of a task such as this. Ultimately, we are looking to use our ears at the end of the day to put this melody in different keys. Enjoy!



    WANT THE PDF THAT GOES ALONG WITH THIS EPISODE??

    Head over to our Patreon page and when you donate $3 or more a month you get this PDF and every other. We will also be bringing you many extras exclusively to our patrons including transcriptions and a FREE gift  of our latest Ebook, The Diatonic Method.



    We hope that we bring you value every week here at the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson and we appreciate all of your support!

    • 13 min
    Episode 230: Learning Tunes in Multiple Keys Part 1

    Episode 230: Learning Tunes in Multiple Keys Part 1

    New month means a new series here at the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson. This month we are going to cover a topic that I think is extremely important to the aspiring improvisor which is learning melodies and tunes in multiple keys. We are going to start with a bridge between learning licks and entire melodies with a tune that is based on a lick. In this episode we will be covering some helpful tips on learning Sonny Rollins' melody, Sonny Moon for Two in every key. Enjoy the episode!



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    Head over to our Patreon page and when you donate $3 or more a month you get this PDF and every other. We will also be bringing you many extras exclusively to our patrons including transcriptions and a FREE gift  of our latest Ebook, The Diatonic Method.



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    • 11 min
    Episode 229: Tune of the Month: Rhythm Changes

    Episode 229: Tune of the Month: Rhythm Changes

    This episode culminates our work on using blues phrasing in places we may not have thought of in the past. So far we have discussed using the blues on the ii-V progression, the iii-VI-ii-V progression, and we have looked at some amazing examples of legendary musicians using these techniques. Now it's time to put all of these things together in the form of an etude and see what we get. In this etude you will notice many techniques being used side-by-side in an effort to create a complete statement. Thanks for listening and enjoy the episode!



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    • 13 min
    Episode 228: Blues Examples From The Masters!

    Episode 228: Blues Examples From The Masters!

    This week we take a look at some real life examples of the concepts we have been studying all week. We have lines and lessons from Hank Mobley, Sonny Stitt, and Clifford Brown that illustrate how powerful blues lines can be when used in the right place, in the right way. Enjoy the episode and happy blues-ing to everyone out there!



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    Head over to our Patreon page and when you donate $3 or more a month you get this PDF and every other. We will also be bringing you many extras exclusively to our patrons including transcriptions and a FREE gift  of our latest Ebook, The Diatonic Method.



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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

jdm54 ,

mr saxman54

I have really started using Nick's info and it is bringing me back to how I played years ago. certainly need to do much more because i have a long way to go. even if i don't play with an episode just listening to the info is educational. I just recently listened to the episode about his technique for practicing starting at MM50 and am really excited about starting it. he's delivery is interesting and captivating and as he says "a page turner"

fordjc ,

The lesson is 10 mins but the practicing is for hours!

Love these lessons. Well crafted and useful. I also signed up on Patrician to get the PDF files. At $3 a month it is a steal, yiu can’t beat that deal. So many good ideas for what to practice.

Saxonnomous ,

Great resource for jazz improvisers

Nick's got great content for those learning to improvise, and he really wants those who listen and put in the effort with their instruments to succeed with their musical goals. His passion and what he has to share keeps me coming back for more.

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