Post Category: Jazz & Improvisation

singer and pianist teaching how to use the real pro app

How to Practice with the iReal Pro

The iReal Pro is an amazing band-in-a-box app.  Although it was initially created for jazz musicians, there are so many wonderful applications of it; it is perfect for singers and instrumentalists ...
jazz musician shows how to use the ireal pro rhythm app

Tutorial: How to use the iReal Pro app

It’s #tutorialtuesday and this was a special request from some of the #theversatilemusician community. This week I created a step-by-step how to use the #irealpro app.  The iReal Pro is an ...

Shawn Maxwell’s Expectation and Experience Album

Shawn Maxwell is an amazing saxophonist and composer based in Chicago and his new record comes out on FRIDAY! We met back in 2000 on a cruise ship and have kept in touch over the years. He wrote 17 ...

All About the Jazz Minor 2-5-1 Chord Progression

By special request this video is all about the jazz 2-5-1 chord progression in minor.  You can read/watch the tutorial on the 2-5-1 chord progression in major HERE. Jazz Theory and Chord ...

Random Songs I Like #15 – Ladies in Mercedes

Random Songs I Like Week #15.  This is a brilliant composition by jazz bassist and composer Steve Swallow, with hysterical lyrics by British jazz vocalist Norma Winstone.  This song has always ...

The Jazz 2-5-1 Chord Progression

People hear the words “jazz theory” and immediately freak out a little.  The concept of jazz theory sounds so difficult and elusive, that I think is inhibits a lot of people from trying to learn ...

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