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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.

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!

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

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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.

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 261: Developing Rhythmic Flexibility Part 2

    Episode 261: Developing Rhythmic Flexibility Part 2

    Welcome back! This week we take a look at the same exercise from last episode but challenge ourselves to do it with a real rhythm section. At first, this may not seem like a difficult thing, but as we start to practice, we realize that without the help of the metronome, it almost becomes a different exercise. This will ultimately help you with your flexibility in real life situations. Enjoy the episode and have fun!



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    • 14 min
    Episode 260: Developing Rhythmic Flexibility Part 1

    Episode 260: Developing Rhythmic Flexibility Part 1

    Welcome back! This month we are going to be taking a crack at some EXTREMELY difficult exercises aimed at getting your rhythmic comfort to the next level. For the first episode, we are taking a look at a rather simple bebop line and flipping it into a rhythmic tour de force. Be sure to take your time with this and don't rush the process. You must be comfortable and skilled at working with a metronome to complete this exercise and that may take some time. Have fun and remember to work through the pain!



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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.



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

    • 14 min
    Episode 259: Tune of the Month: Pent Up House

    Episode 259: Tune of the Month: Pent Up House

    You probably guessed this would be the tune of the month, but here it is. This month we will be taking a look at the great Sonny Rollins composition and, as always, I've prepared an etude for you over the chord progression. In this etude, I really focused on using the syncopation style we spoke about in episode 257. I also went ahead and borrowed a phrasing idea used by Clifford Brown in episode 258 and based much of the etude on it. I hope you enjoy and have fun with this composition on this fantastic chord progression!



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    • 12 min
    Episode 258: Lick of the Month: Clifford Brown on Pent Up House

    Episode 258: Lick of the Month: Clifford Brown on Pent Up House

    We are back with a listener favorite Lick of the Month episode! This month, we take a look at a genius excerpt from the great, Clifford Brown on the fantastic jazz standard, Pent Up House. Brown displays many of the concepts we discussed this month in his lines, including a ton of syncopation and altered tones. Enjoy and don't forget to grab the PDF!



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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 257: Play More Interesting Lines! Part 3

    Episode 257: Play More Interesting Lines! Part 3

    This week we continue talking about strategies to turn rather vanilla lines into fantastic sounds! In this episode, we talk about strategically removing notes in measures to produce interesting syncopation and free up some space in our playing. It's all about the balance between sound and silence. Enjoy the episode ad don't forget to do the homework!



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    • 13 min
    Episode 256: Play More Interesting Lines! Part 2

    Episode 256: Play More Interesting Lines! Part 2

    This week we continue our series on making your lines more interesting and hip. Last episode we looked at call and response, this week, we take a look at morphing your lines from diatonic to altered which created a ton more tension and interest. Enjoy the episode and don't forget to do the homework assignments!



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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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116 Ratings

116 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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