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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

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.6 • 112 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 245: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part 3

    Episode 245: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part 3

    Welcome back to our third installment of episodes on the great Charlie Parker and how you can sound more like a bebop master! This week we are looking at the varied and amazing rhythmic phrasing that Bird uses to keep you on the edge of your seat. Through a combination of eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes, we can learn how to form our own phrases with the same fantastic rhythmic sense and variety of Parker. Enjoy the episode and don't forget to do the homework!



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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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    • 16 min
    Episode 244: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part 2

    Episode 244: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part 2

    Welcome back to part 2 of our series on what we can learn from the great, Charlie Parker. This week we take a look at the shape of Bird's lines and how his combinations of horizontal and vertical playing lead to some very exciting sounds. The explosiveness these elements produce is unparalleled and if we can even get a little bit of this into our playing it will really pay off. Enjoy the episode and don't forget to do the homework!



    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!

    • 15 min
    Episode 243: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part1

    Episode 243: The Artistry of Charlie Parker Part1

    Welcome back! I wanted to try some new things this year and in the month of January we will take an up close look at some of the aspects of Charlie Parker's playing that makes it so unique and special. Bird was the architect of so many of the concepts we study today and his playing is just as relevant today as it was in the 1940's. We will kick this series off by looking at the way Parker connects chords and measures with half steps. There is some homework involved with this episode so make sure you get to work after listening!



    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!

    • 16 min
    Transcribe This! January Edition

    Transcribe This! January Edition

    Happy New Year everyone! Let's kick off 2021 the right way by starting a brand new transcription project. This episode will feature a recording from 1946 by Lester Young. 'No Eyes Blues', is all about how to play an effective melodic statement. Think more about the delivery rather than the content when transcribing this tune. Looking forward to hearing you all play this!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwuJI5bSWls

    • 9 min
    Episode 242: The Minor Blues Part 4

    Episode 242: The Minor Blues Part 4

    Welcome back everyone! This is the final episode of 2020 and I want to thank all of you for a fantastic year (under less than ideal circumstances). I hope you have enjoyed the material we presented in 2020 and I'm very excited for this final episode, bringing our series on the minor blues to a close. This week I have prepared an etude for you with some pretty adventurous changes. Your job is to analyze the changes and figure out what I was thinking so you can use some of these same devices in your solos. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to everyone out there!



    Here is the link to the Learn Jazz Live virtual jazz summit that was mentioned in today's episode! I could not be more excited about this event and am working on, what I think, is a fantastic workshop regarding some of the same topics we have been talking about this month. Get your tickets early for this fantastic event and I will see you there!



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    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 241: The Minor Blues Part 3

    Episode 241: The Minor Blues Part 3

    Welcome back everyone! This week we continue our journey on the minor blues and making it as interesting as possible. In this episode, we take a look at what we can do to reharmonize measure 8 of the progression and go over two interesting variations. Hope you are enjoying this series and getting something out of it in your practice time!



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



     

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 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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