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Discussing Chick - #81

Mon Dec 17 2018 (13:37)

Tap/Step

Today, Peter and Adam take a question from a listener about the legendary pianist, Chick Corea.

"Pretend like you're holding a pack of cigarettes sideways..." BH on piano technique

5 Triad Pairs That Sound Great - #79

Thu Dec 13 2018 (09:24)

Pair up!

Ok, octaves in the left hand...

Scales for a Minor 2-5-1 - #77

Tue Dec 11 2018 (16:45)

Blues scale?

The Origin of Open Studio - #76

Mon Dec 10 2018 (11:47)

In the beginning...

This Week in Jazz - #75

Fri Dec 07 2018 (11:03)

On today's You'll Hear It episode, grab a cup-o-joe and listen in as Peter and Adam give you the 411 on this week's Jazz news.

"Outside Notes" Just Feel Wrong - #74

Thu Dec 06 2018 (10:11)

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam answer a listener's question about dissonance.

Get hip to this! On today's episode of You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam analyze Christian McBride's solo on his new groovy tune "Pier One Import."

Top 7 Jazz Album Covers - #72

Tue Dec 04 2018 (16:48)

Today on You'll Hear It, join Adam and Peter as they paint a scene of their top 7 jazz album covers.

Tunes for Running - #71

Mon Dec 03 2018 (13:31)

Go!

In today's episode, take a trip with Peter and Adam as they discuss their favorite tunes for running. #jazzrunnersCheck out our YHI Running Playlist on Spotify:

How good do you want to be?

Amazing

Today, Peter and Adam analyze Herbie Hancock's solo on Duke Ellington's "Solitude."

a la mode

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some techniques to get a modal sound over tunes with more traditional changes.

Good things come to those who wait

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss the main ingredient needed to make improvements in your playing.

7 Ways to Get Better Fast - #65

Fri Nov 23 2018 (22:56)

Join Peter and Adam in the pod-cave as they discuss 7 ways to get better fast in today's episode of You'll Hear It.

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam ring in Thanksgiving Day by listing 7 things they're thankful for about jazz!

Today on You'll Hear It, join Adam and Peter as they analyze Charlie Parker's solo on "Tiny Tempo".

What is Counterpoint? - #62

Tue Nov 20 2018 (18:09)

Point / Counterpoint!

Today in the pod-cave, Peter and Adam answer the world's grooviest question: what is counterpoint?

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam reflect on their past playing skills from years ago.

Today on You'll Hear It, Adam and Peter answer a listener's SpeakPipe question on the use of chord charts.

Redaction?

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam elaborate on the importance of the ideas of reaction, interaction, and communication within playing jazz.

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam recognize the great trumpet player, Roy Hargrove, by analyzing his solo on the tune "Strasbourg / St. Denis."

Yes, please

Don't pack your bags quite yet! Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam discuss the pros and cons to being a jazz musician in some of the world's most thriving music-centric cities.

FOR REAL CATZ ONLY

Today on You'll Hear It, get hip to Peter and Adam's 4 favorite *REAL* Bebop albums and compilations.

7 Monk Tunes You Should Know - #55

Fri Nov 09 2018 (18:07)

No, not early chants either

Tune in to this episode of You'll Hear It and find out from Peter and Adam 7 Thelonious Monk tunes you should know.

Favorite Jazz Cities - #54

Thu Nov 08 2018 (11:12)

Today on You'll Hear It, Adam and Peter answer a Speak Pipe question regarding their favorite jazz cities.

Keith Jarrett's Intro on ATTYA - #53

Wed Nov 07 2018 (11:48)

WOAH! Watch out! In today's episode of You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam explore Keith Jarrett's introduction on tune "All The Things You Are."

Tribute to Roy Hargrove - #52

Tue Nov 06 2018 (15:54)

Goodbye to a once-in-a-generation talent.

Watch Peter pay tribute to Roy Hargrove with a performance of "Mental Phrasing" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JSLqguDif4

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam take some time to review a few commonly misunderstood chords in jazz.

This Week in Jazz - #50

Fri Nov 02 2018 (10:56)

Hats, Cats, and Christian McBride - What else is on the docket for this week's You'll Hear It episode of "This Week in Jazz?" Listen to find out!

Get out your planners! Peter and Adam layout what you should except from learning jazz within the first thirty days.

7 Great Live Recordings - #48

Wed Oct 31 2018 (16:05)

On today's You'll Hear It menu, you"ll enjoy the supple sounds of Peter & Adam recalling their top 7 greatest live jazz recordings. Bottoms up!

On You'll Hear It today, Peter and Adam walk through ways one can have a big impact on a small city.

In today's episode, Peter and Adam stress the importance of not only loving what you play, but playing what you love.

The core ensemble of modern music

Today on You'll Hear It, Adam and Peter reveal 7 tips on playing as a rhythm section.

How to Rehearse - #44

Thu Oct 25 2018 (14:09)

Step 1: move the couch in the living room

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam discuss different rehearsal methods.

Wait, who's that on piano?

Today, Peter and Adam break down Joshua Redman's live recording of "St. Thomas".

Comfort Zone - #42

Tue Oct 23 2018 (14:26)

"Highway to the..."

Today on You'll Hear It, Adam and Peter answer a listener's question about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

All About Scale Note Choices - #41

Mon Oct 22 2018 (13:12)

Choose, but choose wisely

In today's episode of You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam answer Micro from Italy's question about scale note choices.

This Week In Jazz - #40

Fri Oct 19 2018 (13:07)

NEW FEATURE ALERT

Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam discuss current events and popular new articles about jazz.

Blindfold Test: Adam - #39

Thu Oct 18 2018 (10:35)

PAYBACK TIME

In today's episode it's Adam's shot at another blindfold test.

If it's Wednesday, it's probably solo analysis

Today, Peter and Adam break down John Coltrane's haunting solo on Miles Davis' "Flamenco Sketches."

Get your sunscreen and your can cozy

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite destination jazz fests.

Can You Learn Jazz Online? - #36

Mon Oct 15 2018 (09:50)

How did we learn anything before the internet?

Today, Peter and Adam discuss the questions of online education.

so dramatic....

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some ways to kick start a stalled practice routine.

Blindfold Test: Peter - #34

Thu Oct 11 2018 (10:41)

Redemption?

Today, Peter attempts to redeem himself in his second blindfold listening test.

From his album "Largo".

Today, Adam and Peter break down Brad Mehldau's incredible solo from his original tune, "When It Rains".

From R. Endicott - #32

Tue Oct 09 2018 (15:50)

7 Reasons Your Spouse Hates Jazz - #31

Mon Oct 08 2018 (10:09)

Only 7?

Today Peter and Adam walk a tightrope in a list of 7 reasons your spouse hates jazz.

Our 7 Favorite "Complete" Albums - #30

Fri Oct 05 2018 (15:14)

Tell me a story, Trane

Today, Adam and Peter list 7 of their favorite complete albums.

Tackling Tunes without Two-Fives - #29

Thu Oct 04 2018 (09:17)

Two Two-Fives Too Many

Today, Adam and Peter discuss strategies for handling tunes without traditional key.

Our Favorite Reharm Hacks- #28

Wed Oct 03 2018 (14:23)

I get called a reharm hack all the time.

Today, Peter and Adam take you through their favorite reharms.

Architecture of a Solo - #27

Tue Oct 02 2018 (12:24)

Just trying to build my building.

Today, Peter and Adam go over some common ways to structure your solos.

7 Ways to Begin a Tune - #26

Mon Oct 01 2018 (13:05)

Just point at the drummer.

Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite ways to begin a tune.

5-Note Voicings - #25

Fri Sep 28 2018 (11:55)

What about 7-Note Voicings?

Today, Adam and Peter go over some really handy 5-note voicings.

Should've Invested In Memes

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some things they wish they would have known 10 years ago

It's all happening inside.

Piano day! Today, Peter and Adam discuss voice leading and inner voice movement over "All TheThings You Are".

How Do You Find Your Groove? - #22

Tue Sep 25 2018 (15:51)

Easy, get a groove detector.

Today, Peter and Adam go on and on about groove.

Practice Room Setup - #21

Mon Sep 24 2018 (16:05)

Just a cold, dark room in which to suffer is all that I require.

Today, Adam and Peter discuss their practice setup.

Selected = Favorite, probably

Today, Peter and Adam are thrilled to welcome special guest, the incredible saxophonist and educator, Steve Wilson to discuss some of his favorite saxophone players.

Just be yourself... unless you're a jerk.

In today's episode, Adam and Peter give some tips for jazz musicians who want to up their social media game.

Kenny Kirkland "Phryzzinian Man" - #18

Wed Sep 19 2018 (11:54)

If it's Wednesday, it's probably solo analysis

Today, Peter and Adam break down Kenny Kirklands powerhouse solo on Wynton Marsalis' "Phryzzinian Man".

Wut?

Today, Peter and Adam list some useful ways to train your ears.

Blindfold Test - Adam - #15

Fri Sep 14 2018 (11:28)

Is it Coke?

Today, Peter gets revenge in our blindfold listening challenge.

What Should I Practice? - #14

Thu Sep 13 2018 (15:12)

Answer: music

Peter and Adam take a question about felling overwhelmed in practice from listener Pierre

Oh yeah!

Adam and Peter break down one of OP's most ridiculous piano solos.

Peter VS Adam: the Showdown - #12

Tue Sep 11 2018 (18:56)

Piano cage match!

Peter and Adam list each other's strengths and weaknesses.

Piano Talk - #11

Mon Sep 10 2018 (19:52)

Nerd alert

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite pianos. Both personally and professionally.

Blindfold Test-Peter - #10

Fri Sep 07 2018 (09:45)

"I'd like to phone a friend..." - Peter

Today, Peter takes a blindfold test to see if he can recognize some famous recordings in just a few seconds.

More On Transcriptions - #9

Thu Sep 06 2018 (14:41)

I'm going to transcribe this episode and shed on it.

In today's episode, Adam and Peter discuss some more advanced concepts on the process of transcribing solos.

Classic.

Today, Peter and Adam do their weekly breakdown of a classic solo. Today's selection: Wynton Kelly's super-swinging solo on Freddie Freeloader.

What is hip???

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some of their favorite non-jazz tracks you might not have heard before.

ding - SHAME! ding - SHAME!

Today, Peter and Adam listen to some albums they might not be too proud to share.

7 Favorite O's and Tet's - #5

Fri Aug 31 2018 (19:35)

Is there such thing as a million-tet?

In this episode, Adam and Peter list their favorite combinations of ensembles in jazz.

14 Sexiest Jazz Musicians - #4

Thu Aug 30 2018 (17:08)

#1: Monk's Beard

In this episode, Adam and Peter list 14 sexy jazz musicians.

Grant Green Solo Analysis - #3

Wed Aug 29 2018 (16:10)

Every Wednesday

Today, Peter and Adam break down Grant Green's super-groovin' solo on "Miss Ann's Tempo".

Elias "Do you play what you hear?" - #2

Tue Aug 28 2018 (17:20)

Define "hear"...

Today, Peter and Adam take a listener question about hearing what you're playing before you play it.

Season 2: We're Back - #1

Mon Aug 27 2018 (16:31)

YHI 2: Electric Boogaloo

YOU CAN DO IT!!!

For today's "best of" episode, we've made a mix of conversations to motivate you from our archive. From episodes 12, 14, 19, 20.

The Best Of "You'll Hear It" - Tunes

Thu Aug 23 2018 (12:50)

They make the world go 'round

For today's "best of" episode, we've made a mix of conversations about tunes from our archive. From episodes 6, 22, 29, 39.

The Best Of "You'll Hear It" - Culture

Wed Aug 22 2018 (11:30)

For all of you culture vultures

Today's "best of" episode deals with the culture of jazz. From episodes 2, 21, 23, and 30.

The Best Of "You'll Hear It" - Gigs

Tue Aug 21 2018 (11:42)

Witty gig banter abounds

Today's "best of" episode is all about gigs. From episodes 5, 26, 31, and 35.

The Best Of "You'll Hear It" - Practice

Mon Aug 20 2018 (13:12)

We're on our BREAK

Today we hear a sample of "You'll Hear It" episodes about practice. Taken from episodes 1, 4, 7, and 14.

The Top 7 Jazz YouTubers - #181

Fri Aug 17 2018 (17:28)

Here we go

In today's episode, Peter and Adam list some good (and not so good) jazz influenced YouTubers.

Wait, no Eddie Van Halen?

Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite jazz guitarists.

Bears, Beets, and Bebop

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss some of the funniest moments in popular culture that reference jazz.

Well, the roots for one...

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some things they want to hear from a bass player, and some things they don't want to hear.

Our 9 Favorite Jazz Memes - #177

Mon Aug 13 2018 (15:50)

TFW...

In this episode, Peter and Adam list their favorite jazz memes.

By popular demand...

Today, Peter and Adam discuss one of the greatest solos of all time.

What Do We Want From a Drummer? - #175

Thu Aug 09 2018 (22:10)

To be a good hang.

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss some things they like about good drummers, and some things they don't like about not-so-good drummers.

Ok, I have 3.5 minutes every other week, what should I practice???

Today, Peter and Adam give some practice ideas that give you a lot of bang for your buck.

Our 7 Favorite Jazz Influencers - #173

Tue Aug 07 2018 (17:17)

If only Duke had a YouTube channel

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their 7 favorite influencers of the music. People who changed jazz forever.

The Emotional Side of Jazz - #172

Mon Aug 06 2018 (18:11)

I'm not crying, I've just been cutting onions..I'm making a lasagna...for one.

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss the emotional side of jazz.

Our 7 Favorite Jazz Vocalists - #171

Fri Aug 03 2018 (22:29)

Special guest: Brian Owens!

Today, Peter, Adam, and vocalist Brian Owens sit down to list their 7 favorite jazz vocalists.

Special guest: Dave Johnstone!

Today, Peter, Adam, and LA drummer, Dave Johnstone, sit down to list their 7 favorite west-coast musicians.

Advice on Transcribing - #169

Wed Aug 01 2018 (14:37)

Just do it.

In today's episode, Peter and Adam give some tips on transcribing.

Deep Listening - #168

Tue Jul 31 2018 (15:13)

Your ears are like shovels

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some techniques you can use to be able to hear the subtle elements in music.

Good Questionszz

Today Peter and Adam try not to skirt around a somewhat controversial subject: the word "jazz".

Stop! Thief!

Today, we talk about jazz theft and how important it is to your development.

10 Best Solos To Transcribe - #165

Thu Jul 26 2018 (14:58)

1-10: Art Tatum's "Yesterdays"

Today, Peter and Adam list 10 of their must-transcribe solos.

Got to start with a good foundation

In this episode, Adam and Peter discuss some fundamental practice techniques to add to your routine.

Some of these are quite sung, actually.

Today, Peter and Adam discuss several unsung heroes of the music.

5 of Our Favorite "Jazz" Sounds - #162

Mon Jul 23 2018 (13:49)

Does quacking count?

In today's episode, Peter and Adam list their seven jazz sounds.

Everyday we're hustlin'

In this episode, the guys discuss some strategies for getting your hustle on.

7 Bass Solos that Are OK. - #160

Thu Jul 19 2018 (12:37)

Some of these are even really ok.

Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite bass solos.

What To Do With One Chord - #159

Wed Jul 18 2018 (12:04)

Just play it...

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some techniques for doing more with less.

This should be easy...

Today, Peter and Adam tackle the difficult task of choosing a tune or recording that defines an era of jazz.

Stop Copying Other Players - #157

Mon Jul 16 2018 (13:15)

You Be You

Today, Adam and Peter list some ways you can play like you and not like someone you don't even know.

How many did the guitar player just take?

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss the amount of choruses you should take on any given solo.

Webinar'n

Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite jazz piano albums for beginners to check out.

Your left hand thanks you.

In today's episode, Peter and Adam give you tips for working on hand independence.

Could it be...listen?

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some problems with being dogmatic in your learning.

Dealing With Different Pianos - #153

Tue Jul 10 2018 (13:31)

Does this piano have 85 keys?

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss tips for dealing with instruments in different conditions.

Should You "Plug and Play"? - 152

Mon Jul 09 2018 (11:47)

Probably not

Today, Peter and Adam field a question from a listener about "plug and play".

#1 Thru #7: LISTEN - #151

Fri Jul 06 2018 (12:33)

What???

Today, Peter and Adam go old-school.

Double Major 13#11s

In today's episode, Peter and Adam list 7 of their favorite voicing concepts.

7 Ways To Stay Sharp On The Road - #149

Wed Jul 04 2018 (22:37)

Shave

Today, Peter and Adam give tips on keeping your mind sharp and your playing standards high when your traveling.

Next Up: 12 ways to use the Chromatic Scale

Today, Peter and Adam Demonstrate 5 uses of the Pentatonic scale.

Meta-physical

Today Peter and Adam answer a user question about mental techniques.

7 Ways To End A Tune - #146

Fri Jun 29 2018 (19:36)

Don't let it fizzle out

In this episode of You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam list 7 ways to end a tune.

7 Reasons People Hate Jazz - #145

Thu Jun 28 2018 (19:58)

Drink coffee.

Today, Peter and Adam list 7 things not to do when you're playing fast.

How To "Network" - #143

Tue Jun 26 2018 (10:57)

It's more important then you think

In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about talking.

Jam Sessions - #142

Mon Jun 25 2018 (21:27)

Ready for 60 choruses of F-blues?

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some strategies in attending and hosting a jam session.

Just stop

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss one thing that should make you stop your practice session.

We're wading in

Today, Adam and Peter discuss Wynton, hip-hop, and the media.

Our 7 Favorite Jazz Labels - #139

Wed Jun 20 2018 (18:06)

1. P&A's TOP7 Recordz

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite jazz record labels of the past and present.

Listener Question: Arranging - #138

Tue Jun 19 2018 (14:21)

Just keep modulating up a half step

Today, Peter and Adam field a user question about voicings and arranging.

Bizz Skillz Learned From Jazz - #137

Mon Jun 18 2018 (17:41)

It's bizznezz time

Today, Adam and Peter discuss some similarities between being a jazz musician and running a business.

More About Practice Routines - #136

Fri Jun 15 2018 (15:05)

Just keep practicing

In today's episode, jazz pianists Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss practicing.

7 Of Our Favorite Ballads - #135

Thu Jun 14 2018 (16:48)

How did "Wind Beneath My Wings" not make it?

Today, Adam and Peter list their favorite ballads to play and listen to.

I'm working on my "no sound" sound

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss what it means to have your own sound and some techniques to help you develop your sound.

It's all good

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss the current state of jazz.

Blazing stride?

Today, Peter and Adam talk about one thing you probably need to be working on more to be a good solo pianist.

The pre-published, hand-written first draft is best obviously

Today, Peter and Adam discuss how to choose a particular version of a tune.

7 Of Our Favorite Burners - #131

Sat Jun 09 2018 (15:16)

Tunes, not phones

In this episode, Peter and Adam list their favorite fast tunes.

Smooth jazz albums don't count.

Today, Peter and Adam list their favorite cameos by jazz musicians on non-jazz albums.

7 Ways to Lose a Gig - #129

Thu Jun 07 2018 (13:29)

You have to get a gig before you lose one

In today's episode, Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss 7 ways you can mess up your gig.

Warming Up and Staying Loose - #128

Wed Jun 06 2018 (14:39)

It's all in your head

In this episode, Peter and Adam respond to a listener question about staying loose in big moments.

Our 7 Favorite Herbie Hancock Albums

Tue Jun 05 2018 (18:34)

Hint: they're all our favorites - #127

Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite Herbie Hancock albums.

Do you think the Wiggles know "Epistrophe"?

Today, Peter and Adam list some ways to get kids into listening to and playing jazz.

Probably

In this episode, Adam and Peter debate the value of learning a second or even third instrument.

What Makes A Jazz Artist Special - #124

Sat Jun 02 2018 (13:57)

Answer: the best gear.

Today, Peter and Adam discuss what makes a great artist great.

Our Favorite Left Hands - #123

Fri Jun 01 2018 (15:32)

Besides Rafa Nadal, of course.

Today, Adam and Peter list their favorite pianists with amazing left hands.

Like butter.

In this episode, Peter and Adam list musicians whose sound they love.

Some gems in here.

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite jazz pianists who are a little less appreciated.

How We Make "You'll Hear It" - #120

Tue May 29 2018 (12:12)

Mostly feet and beak.

Today we take a peek behind the scenes at You'll Hear It.

Don't Overthink Sh** - #119

Mon May 28 2018 (08:43)

Get out of your own way.

Today, Adam and Peter discuss some ways to simplify your thinking as you improvise.

Why Jazz Musicians Are So Cool - #118

Sun May 27 2018 (08:46)

It's the tri-tone subs

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss what makes jazz musicians cool.

All Philip Glass, all the time

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite minimalist sounding jazz recordings.

Simple Ideas For Arranging - #116

Fri May 25 2018 (08:56)

We're simple guys.

Today, Adam and Peter talk about some simple ideas you can incorporate to make your arrangements really pop.

Don't Fall In Love With A Lick - #115

Thu May 24 2018 (06:56)

Even if the lick is in love with you...

In today's episode, Peter and Adam discuss why you shouldn't get too attached to certain licks.

Theremin, anyone?

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some great jazz musicians who like to play some odd instruments.

Don't they get enough of the spotlight???

In this episode, Adam and Peter put the spotlight on one of jazz' most acclaimed instruments: the trumpet

#1 - get signed by Blue Note

Today, Peter and Adam list 7 things to do to get your first album off the ground.

How To Listen To Jazz - #111

Sun May 20 2018 (10:33)

Focus is key.

Today, Adam and Peter discuss how they like to listen to jazz.

Take a guess...

In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about the one thing amateur players don't do enough of.

7 Great Standards You Don't Know - #109

Fri May 18 2018 (10:58)

#1 - Autumn Leaves

Today, Peter and Adam list 7 great standards you might not know...but should.

7 Jazz Books We Love - #108

Thu May 17 2018 (10:47)

Get your library card out...

In this episode, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite books about jazz.

107th Episode Celebration - #107

Wed May 16 2018 (12:03)

Thank You!

We made it to 107 episodes! Peter and Adam reflect on the podcast so far and give their listeners an offer to save big on every single Open Studio course.

9 Jazz Movies We Love - #106

Tue May 15 2018 (18:30)

The Avengers: Jazz Wars

Today, Peter and Adam discuss 9 films about jazz they love.

How To Develop Set Lists - #105

Mon May 14 2018 (17:19)

1. Giant Steps 2. Giant Steps 3. Giant Steps (ballad)

Today, Peter and Adam give some strategies on creating good set lists

Did you know that Buddy Bolden was born without a mouth?

In this episode, Peter and Adam list 7 key facts about the history of jazz.

It's not possible.

Today, Adam and Peter discuss ways to defend jazz to someone who's not a fan.

Just wave your arms

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some tips on leading a band.

Is A Berklee Degree Worth $240K? - #101

Thu May 10 2018 (12:42)

Is ANY degree worth $240k?

In this episode, Peter and Adam have an honest conversation about jazz education.

7 Great Albums You Don't Know - #100

Wed May 09 2018 (11:34)

...but you should

Today, Adam and Peter list 7 albums that you may not be familiar with but should definitely check out.

Could I get more me in the monitors?

In this episode, Peter and Adam list 7 things NOT to do at a soundcheck.

Fore!

Today, Adam and Peter talk about some things to think about to get you playing more melodic phrases throughout your solo.

7 Ways To Find Time To Practice - #97

Sun May 06 2018 (16:27)

Hey Siri, set an alarm for 4:30am

Today, Peter and Adam discuss 7 ways to find more time to practice.

7 Ways to Prepare for a Gig - #96

Sat May 05 2018 (14:39)

Step 1 - get a gig

In this episode, Peter and Adam list 7 ways to effectively practice for an upcoming gig.

Ludwig Van Monkthooven

In today's episode, Peter, Adam, and violinist, Shawn Weil, list 7 classical composers that have influenced and been influenced by jazz.

The Worst Parts of Jazz - #93

Wed May 02 2018 (14:45)

Dealing With Nerves - #92

Tue May 01 2018 (13:44)

Deep breaths..

Today, Adam and Peter talk about some strategies to deal with nerves.

4 Practice Hacks - #91

Mon Apr 30 2018 (11:15)

Look at these hacks!

Today, Peter and Adam list 4 of their favorite practice hacks.

Practicing In All Keys - #90

Sun Apr 29 2018 (13:45)

Yes, even B

In this episode, Adam and Peter talk about the importance of practicing in all 12 keys.

7 Jazz Clubs In NON-JAZZ towns - #89

Sat Apr 28 2018 (14:42)

Nashville, here we come

Today, Peter and Adam list their favorite jazz clubs in non-jazz towns.

Three is the magic number

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some ways to incorporate triads into your melodic lines.

Our 7 Favorite Compers - #87

Thu Apr 26 2018 (13:56)

Next: our 5 favorite 'visors

Today, Peter and Adam list 7 of their favorite comping pianists of all time.

My choice: What's New Pussycat

Today, Peter and Adam debate their "desert island" tune.

First, you just glue these fake nails on, then...

Today, Peter and Adam talk about the craziest techniques for jazz piano practice that they've ever attempted.

Our Favorite Young Jazz Pianists - #84

Mon Apr 23 2018 (11:11)

You know, young-ish

In this episode of the You'll Hear It podcast, Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss their favorite young jazz pianists.

7 Things To Say After A Solo - #83

Sun Apr 22 2018 (08:13)

OW!

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some things you can say after a good or bad solo.

Ha ha ha, who's laughing now?

Today, Part 2 of our funniest / worst gig stories.

We weren't laughing at the time

In this episode, Adam and Peter discuss their worst / funniest experiences playing music.

So. Many. Chords.

Today, Peter and Adam give 5 tips for finding a good balance when playing with another chordal instrument.

How Jazz Brings People Together - #79

Thu Apr 19 2018 (09:03)

Feelin' the love...

In today's episode, Adam and Peter talk about the way jazz can bring together people from all over the world.

It's a long list...

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss the musicians from the past they'd most like to play with.

How To Teach Jazz - #77

Tue Apr 17 2018 (11:48)

Class, get out your number 2 pencils....

Today, Peter and Adam discuss techniques for teaching this music. From listener, Derren.

I believe the children are the future....

Today, Adam and Peter discuss some ways to approach modern pop tunes in a jazz setting.

#1 - not this podcast

Today, Peter and Adam list 7 things to listen to while you're performing.

Are there any podcast prodigies?

In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about jazz prodigies and what we can learn from them.

It's all about Boots Randolph

Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite saxophone players and recordings.

Layin' down some phat traxxx

Today, Adam and Peter give some advice for getting the most out of your studio sessions.

If you see chickenwire, don't even set up

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some tips for handling a not-so-friendly crowd.

ZZzzzzzz

Today, Peter and Adam talk strategies for performing while suffering from jet lag.

You're all fired

In this episode, Adam and Peter list some advantages and disadvantages of being a leader vs. being a side-player.

Conversations With Myself

Today, Peter and Adam discuss some ways to get the most out of your solo piano gigs.

Washington, Davis, Armstrong, and Roosevelt

Today we reveal our list of who we consider the most important figures in the history of the music

Our Mt. Rushmore of Jazz Pianists - #66

Fri Apr 06 2018 (12:15)

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Hancock

Today, we answer a voicemail question from listener, Dan, about our favorite jazz pianists of all time.

You have more time than you think

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some techniques for making progress as an adult student, new to jazz. From listener Chris.

because we're always trying to improve

Peter and Adam answer a listener question about developing your own sound.

You can do it!

In this episode, Peter and Adam go over some techniques to add variety to your scale practice.

#1 - We write out all of our solos before the gig

Today, Adam and Peter discuss some secrets that most good jazz musicians keep close to the vest.

Grit - #61

Sun Apr 01 2018 (09:49)

Stick-to-it-ivness

Peter and Adam tackle the issue of grit and the value of sticking with your passion through hardship.

How To Nail an Audition - #60

Sat Mar 31 2018 (12:06)

Next...

In today's episode, Peter and Adam outline some strategies to giving your best audition.

7 Essential Jazz Piano Albums - #59

Fri Mar 30 2018 (18:58)

WARNING: Highly Subjective

Today, we dive into 7 of Peter's favorite jazz piano albums of all time.

Choosing Material for a Recording - #58

Thu Mar 29 2018 (08:19)

This mixtape is fire

Today, we answer a question from listener, Elia: "How do you choose material for a recording?".

7 Tips For Accompanying Singers - #57

Wed Mar 28 2018 (15:34)

Me, me, me, meeeeee

Pianists, Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss some common ways to accompany a vocalist.

Instrument Spotlight: The Drums - #56

Tue Mar 27 2018 (13:17)

Give the drummer some!

Today we discuss the instrument that makes it swing - the drums.

Instrument Spotlight: The Bass - #55

Mon Mar 26 2018 (16:35)

Spik-e-de-dum-dum-dum

Today, we spotlight the glue of any any good rhythm section: the bass

Or, just guess where the from comes back in

From listener, Elia - Adam and Peter discuss some strategies for keeping time during drum solos.

Tip 1: don't poke people - it's creepy.

In this episode of "You'll Hear It", Peter and Adam discuss some social media strategies for musicians and artists.

How To Get Gigs at Good Places - #52

Fri Mar 23 2018 (11:50)

Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.

Peter and Adam discuss ways to get and keep a gig at good venues.

How To Develop Great Time - #51

Thu Mar 22 2018 (10:36)

A key part of developing your sound

Adam and Peter discuss some key things to think about and work on as you develop solid and good-feeling time.

Not you man, you sound great...

Peter and Adam tackle the drag-iest of drags.

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy

In this episode, Adam and Peter answer a question from user, Elia, regarding performing in big situations and dealing with nerves.

RUN!

In this episode, Adam and Peter give you tips on how to get the audience connected to your solo.

a very important, often over-looked skill

Peter and Adam discuss time management skills that can help keep you focused.

It's always a little lame

Adam and Peter discuss their favorite ways to change the key during a tune.

side effects may include uncontrolled 'woo-ing' and extreme jazz face.

Peter and Adam discuss some things you can do on your regular gigs to draw and keep a crowd.

and no, it's not your gear...

In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about the importance of being impatient with your progress.

RIP Dan's piano

Peter and Adam take a voicemail question from listener, Dan, about replacing his old upright piano.

Point / Counterpoint

Peter and Adam give you practical advise for getting your arranging game together.

A Cross-discipline Conversation - #41

Mon Mar 12 2018 (09:00)

Featuring our design intern Clara!

Peter and Adam sit down with Open Studio graphic design intern Clara to discuss the similarities between visual art and music.

7 of Our Favorite Piano Solos - #40

Sun Mar 11 2018 (10:22)

It's so hard to list just 7!

In this episode, Adam and Peter list some of their favorite piano solos of all time.

5 Old Tracks that Aren't Corny - #39

Sat Mar 10 2018 (07:48)

Embrace the jazz banjo

Peter and Adam discuss 5 of their favorite old tracks.

In cases of emergency, get out the cheese

In this very special, heart-breaking episode, Peter and Adam go over some alternative techniques to save a dying solo.

Probably more than you do now

Peter and Adam talk about practice techniques designed to get you the most out of your practice time.

featuring Dan Martin!

Peter and Adam are joined by Open Studio co-founder and jazz fan, Dan Martin to discuss Dan's favorite first jazz albums and what non-musicians are thinking about when they listen to jazz.

Because nobody's perfect

Peter and Adam give some practical advice for dealing with train wrecks on the bandstand.

Make more with less

In this episode, Peter and Adam give you some ideas on developing simple ideas into more complex themes.

5 Great Jazz Albums of the 90's - #33

Sun Mar 04 2018 (13:19)

Caution: young lions in this area

Adam and Peter debate their favorite albums of the 90's - and their favorite color of Z. Cavaricci pants.

"You can't trust everything you read on the internet" - Buddy Bolden

Peter and Adam fact check an online jazz piano tutorial.

How To Make Money Playing Jazz - #31

Fri Mar 02 2018 (12:55)

Step 1: have a rich uncle

Peter and Adam share some creative ideas to getting paid to play.

Support Live Music

In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about their favorite jazz clubs around the world.

But does Beethoven even know "the lick"?

Adam and Peter discuss some of their favorite classical pieces and composers and how they fit into jazz.

How To Learn Piano FAST - #28

Tue Feb 27 2018 (12:58)

...or faster than you think

Peter and Adam give some tips on learning beginner jazz piano for non-pianists.

7 Non-jazz Albums For Jazz Heads - #27

Mon Feb 26 2018 (13:31)

when you need to get your pop fix

Prince, Stevie Wonder, Carol King and more.

Gig Etiquette - #26

Sun Feb 25 2018 (12:07)

Some do's and don't's, some pet peeves

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some things to do and things to don't do on a gig.

and a bonus tip to boost your ego

Should You Practice Patterns? - #24

Fri Feb 23 2018 (07:00)

It depends...

Peter and Adam debate the usefulness of practicing musical patterns.

probably what you think it does

In this very special episode, Peter and Adam talk about the inspiration behind the title of this podcast. Also, Peter almost gets crushed by a sound baffle.

Don't cheat by using a fake book

Peter and Adam discuss 17 essential standards that every jazz musician should know.

All we need is a time machine...

Peter and Adam discuss tips and techniques they would give their younger selves - and time travel.

How To Swing - #20

Mon Feb 19 2018 (08:06)

It's risky to explain, but we're going to try.

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some ways you can practice and develop a strong sense of swing.

You have to have the right tool for the job.

Peter and Adam get into albums, YouTube, big ears, and other great tools to help you become the best player you can be.

7 Secrets To Playing Fast - #18

Sat Feb 17 2018 (14:09)

"I Like To Go Fast" - Ricky Bobby

Speed is important asset for any jazz musician. Check out these 7 tips that can help you increase your speed, whether you're a beginner or a pro.

In case you get bored with the changes you have

These 4 common substitutions are a great way to mix it up when you're playing 2-5-1's. Tri-tones, 4-minor, gospel subs, and even Coltrane changes.

7 Ways To Boost Your Ear Training - #16

Thu Feb 15 2018 (10:15)

I'm sorry, what did you say?

Intervals, recordings, patterns and more.

How To Become A Better Composer - #15

Wed Feb 14 2018 (08:29)

We can't just make it up as we go all the time

Score study and transcriptions are just a few of the things you can do to up your composition game.

...maybe the jazz police put you in prison

We all have short periods of time when we can't be around our instruments. Don't let you playing slip, practice anyway!

Be the Bop.

Some easy things you can do right now to get that classic bebop sound.

relax - it's all good

Get the information you need, but make sure it's the correct info. Then you'll be educated, not overwhelmed. We're here to help you along the way.

How To Play "Out" - #11

Sat Feb 10 2018 (08:47)

Not outdoors - outside!

Take it out - but know how to get there. And also how to get back home.

stick with the fundamentals, ah-ight?

Jazz is easy - learn these 4 things, master them, wow the audience. Your welcome.1) Ear Training2) Vocabulary3) Sense of Style4) Communication

Buy an LP - change a life!

Here ya go.....1) Crescent (John Coltrane)2) Giant Steps (John Coltrane)3) Black Codes from the Underground (Wynton Marsalis)4) Beyond (Joshua Redman)5) Solo Monk (Thelonius Monk)6) Thrust (Herbie Hancock)7) Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)

Hack your way to a hip solo

Here's some tips for improving your soloing. Spoiler alert - you just have to listen.

7 Secrets for Transcribing Solos - #7

Tue Feb 06 2018 (12:01)

It's not stealing, it's borrowing.

Transcribing solos is one of the most effective uses of your practice time, but it can be one of the most arduous parts as well. Follow our advice and you'll be learning the solos in no time. Then you can thank us as you relax with all that new hip knowledge!

Secrets to Learning Tunes FAST - #6

Mon Feb 05 2018 (10:03)

Get them tunes down fast and furiously.

The secrets to learning tunes fast and thoroughly. You're welcome.

How to Get and Keep a Gig - #5

Sun Feb 04 2018 (08:30)

Shed for the gig, get the gig, then keep the gig.

Both Adam and Peter have gotten AND kept countless gigs over the years. That's why they're the experts on this subject, so why don't you take heed as they break it down, ah-ight?

You gotta practice your scales, why not make it fun?

Practicing scales is a necessary part of developing as a jazz player. It doesn't have to be boring, just follow Peter & Adam's tips and you'll be well on your way to Creative Scale Practice Heaven! Catch more ideas and inspiration at Open Studio.

How NOT to use the Blues Scale - #3

Fri Feb 02 2018 (05:25)

Play the blues, but play it right.

To play the blues, you gotta know what NOT to play. And then, maybe, just maybe you'll then be able to have the blues.

Who's afraid of the Jazz Police?

Adam and Peter delve into how to deal with the long arm of the law. You better lawyer up!

7 Great Practice Routine Hacks - #1

Wed Jan 31 2018 (07:05)

Episode #1 - the beginning of something!

In this inuagural episode, Peter Martin & Adam Maness break down seven ideas for your practice routine. More ideas and inspiration at the Open Studio Blog.