You'll Hear It
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
Ok, octaves in the left hand...
In the beginning...
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.
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."
Today on You'll Hear It, join Adam and Peter as they paint a scene of their top 7 jazz album covers.
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?
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.
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".
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.
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."
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.
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.
Today on You'll Hear It, Adam and Peter answer a Speak Pipe question regarding their favorite jazz cities.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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".
"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.
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.
NEW FEATURE ALERT
Today on You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam discuss current events and popular new articles about jazz.
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.
How did we learn anything before the internet?
Today, Peter and Adam discuss the questions of online education.
In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss some ways to kick start a stalled practice routine.
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".
Today Peter and Adam walk a tightrope in a list of 7 reasons your spouse hates jazz.
Tell me a story, Trane
Today, Adam and Peter list 7 of their favorite complete albums.
Two Two-Fives Too Many
Today, Adam and Peter discuss strategies for handling tunes without traditional key.
I get called a reharm hack all the time.
Today, Peter and Adam take you through their favorite reharms.
Just trying to build my building.
Today, Peter and Adam go over some common ways to structure your solos.
Just point at the drummer.
Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite ways to begin a tune.
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".
Easy, get a groove detector.
Today, Peter and Adam go on and on about groove.
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.
If it's Wednesday, it's probably solo analysis
Today, Peter and Adam break down Kenny Kirklands powerhouse solo on Wynton Marsalis' "Phryzzinian Man".
Today, Peter and Adam list some useful ways to train your ears.
Is it Coke?
Today, Peter gets revenge in our blindfold listening challenge.
Peter and Adam take a question about felling overwhelmed in practice from listener Pierre
Adam and Peter break down one of OP's most ridiculous piano solos.
Piano cage match!
Peter and Adam list each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Today, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite pianos. Both personally and professionally.
"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.
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.
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.
Is there such thing as a million-tet?
In this episode, Adam and Peter list their favorite combinations of ensembles in jazz.
#1: Monk's Beard
In this episode, Adam and Peter list 14 sexy jazz musicians.
Today, Peter and Adam break down Grant Green's super-groovin' solo on "Miss Ann's Tempo".
Today, Peter and Adam take a listener question about hearing what you're playing before you play it.
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.
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.
For all of you culture vultures
Today's "best of" episode deals with the culture of jazz. From episodes 2, 21, 23, and 30.
Witty gig banter abounds
Today's "best of" episode is all about gigs. From episodes 5, 26, 31, and 35.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If only Duke had a YouTube channel
Today, Peter and Adam discuss their 7 favorite influencers of the music. People who changed jazz forever.
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.
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.
Just do it.
In today's episode, Peter and Adam give some tips on transcribing.
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.
Today Peter and Adam try not to skirt around a somewhat controversial subject: the word "jazz".
Today, we talk about jazz theft and how important it is to your development.
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.
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.
Some of these are even really ok.
Today, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite bass solos.
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.
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.
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.
Does this piano have 85 keys?
In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss tips for dealing with instruments in different conditions.
Today, Peter and Adam field a question from a listener about "plug and play".
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.
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.
Today Peter and Adam answer a user question about mental techniques.
Don't let it fizzle out
In this episode of You'll Hear It, Peter and Adam list 7 ways to end a tune.
Today, Peter and Adam list 7 things not to do when you're playing fast.
It's more important then you think
In this episode, Peter and Adam talk about talking.
Ready for 60 choruses of F-blues?
Today, Peter and Adam discuss some strategies in attending and hosting a jam session.
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.
1. P&A's TOP7 Recordz
In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss their favorite jazz record labels of the past and present.
Just keep modulating up a half step
Today, Peter and Adam field a user question about voicings and arranging.
It's bizznezz time
Today, Adam and Peter discuss some similarities between being a jazz musician and running a business.
Just keep practicing
In today's episode, jazz pianists Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss practicing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's all in your head
In this episode, Peter and Adam respond to a listener question about staying loose in big moments.
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.
In this episode, Adam and Peter debate the value of learning a second or even third instrument.
Answer: the best gear.
Today, Peter and Adam discuss what makes a great artist great.
Besides Rafa Nadal, of course.
Today, Adam and Peter list their favorite pianists with amazing left hands.
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.
Mostly feet and beak.
Today we take a peek behind the scenes at You'll Hear It.
Get out of your own way.
Today, Adam and Peter discuss some ways to simplify your thinking as you improvise.
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.
We're simple guys.
Today, Adam and Peter talk about some simple ideas you can incorporate to make your arrangements really pop.
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.
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.
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.
#1 - Autumn Leaves
Today, Peter and Adam list 7 great standards you might not know...but should.
Get your library card out...
In this episode, Peter and Adam list their 7 favorite books about jazz.
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.
The Avengers: Jazz Wars
Today, Peter and Adam discuss 9 films about jazz they love.
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 ANY degree worth $240k?
In this episode, Peter and Adam have an honest conversation about jazz education.
...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.
Today, Adam and Peter talk about some things to think about to get you playing more melodic phrases throughout your solo.
Hey Siri, set an alarm for 4:30am
Today, Peter and Adam discuss 7 ways to find more time to practice.
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.
Today, Adam and Peter talk about some strategies to deal with nerves.
Look at these hacks!
Today, Peter and Adam list 4 of their favorite practice hacks.
Yes, even B
In this episode, Adam and Peter talk about the importance of practicing in all 12 keys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Peter and Adam tackle the issue of grit and the value of sticking with your passion through hardship.
In today's episode, Peter and Adam outline some strategies to giving your best audition.
WARNING: Highly Subjective
Today, we dive into 7 of Peter's favorite jazz piano albums of all time.
This mixtape is fire
Today, we answer a question from listener, Elia: "How do you choose material for a recording?".
Me, me, me, meeeeee
Pianists, Peter Martin and Adam Maness discuss some common ways to accompany a vocalist.
Give the drummer some!
Today we discuss the instrument that makes it swing - the drums.
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.
Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
Peter and Adam discuss ways to get and keep a gig at good venues.
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.
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.
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.
It's so hard to list just 7!
In this episode, Adam and Peter list some of their favorite piano solos of all time.
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.
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.
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.
...or faster than you think
Peter and Adam give some tips on learning beginner jazz piano for non-pianists.
when you need to get your pop fix
Prince, Stevie Wonder, Carol King and more.
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
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.
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.
"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.
I'm sorry, what did you say?
Intervals, recordings, patterns and more.
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.
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.
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!
Get them tunes down fast and furiously.
The secrets to learning tunes fast and thoroughly. You're welcome.
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.
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!
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.