How to Practice Licks That Don’t Sound Like Licks
Digital Patterns | Intervals | Jason Klobnak Music | Melody/Motifs | Outside-In | Personal Development | Shapes | Weekly Improv Tips

How to Practice Licks That Don’t Sound Like Licks

It is my honor to introduce all of you to our guest contributor for our latest post, Mr. Justin Scoville. Justin and I first met at the University of Denver in 2004. Justin, in addition to being a fine jazz trumpeter, has recently started his own blog at The Jazz Daddy (which I highly recommend…

Say That Again
Chromatic | Digital Patterns | For Beginners | Intervals | Jason Klobnak Music | Listening | Melody/Motifs | Shapes | Weekly Improv Tips

Say That Again

Have you ever had a line in your improvisation that came up in the moment that you liked so much that you wanted to Say That Again? But, the progression keeps moving so you had to transpose the line. For some improvisers this scenario can be nerve-racking because you might only know that line in…

Blues | Chromatic | Digital Patterns | Intervals | Jason Klobnak Music | Melody/Motifs | Minor Lines | Outside-In | Personal Development | Shapes | Transcribing | Weekly Improv Tips

Lick of the Day Practice Routine

In this week’s post I wanted to show you how you can enhance your jazz improv practice routine by using the Lick of the Day here on this site. I believe you should practice the tools necessary to be successful in improvisation on a regular basis (if not every day). One of those tools is…

Analyzing | Jason Klobnak Music | Weekly Improv Tips

Improv Tip Week #40-Analyzing Lines Series 2

Last week we started our new series on analyzing lines and we started out with a Clifford Brown lick from his solo on Cherokee. This week (week #40) we’re going to look at another one of my favorite Clifford Brown lines from his famous solo on the Blues standard, Sandu. I mentioned this last week,…

Jason Klobnak Music | Rhythm | Weekly Improv Tips

Improv Tip Week #33-Extending the Line

Welcome to week #33! This week’s tip is one that I can remember working diligently on while studying with Andy Classen at Drake University. This tip probably isn’t for everyone. Advanced musicians who have strong improv chops have probably already worked on this and maybe even spent time learning how to control it so they…

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