How to improve your jazz improvisation with grace notes
Using grace notes and other musical ornaments is a simple and yet powerful way to create improvised music. In this article, I aim to demonstrate how a few strategically placed embellishments can really spice up your solos.
How to learn music by ear: a step by step guide
Learning music by ear is one of the most valuable skills you can develop as a musician. In this article, I will share with you my step-by-step procedure that will allow you to pick up any piece of music from a recording, reproduce it, and make it your own.
Making the shift from classical music to jazz
In this article, I am giving my perspective as a musician who made the transition from classical music to jazz, and I aim to demonstrate how a background in classical music can help you get better at jazz improvisation.
A modular approach to constructing solos: How the LickStack works
The LickStack is an online resource for musicians to share short snippets of music – licks. This article explains the principle and motivation behind the LickStack and how the repository can be helpful to you to expand your musical vocabulary and construct improvised solos.