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The 2017 top 10 Jazz Video Lessons

This has been a busy year on JVL as we have passed 300 lessons available! Thank you sooooo much to the members from around the world who make our community so fun and interesting.

Here are a list of the 10 most Favorite lessons and the 10 most watched in 2017!

 

Top 10 Most Favorite Lessons:

1.

Accent Displacement: [FREE LESSON] for all levels, simple and efficient, I guess this is the best type of lessons 😉 In this lesson you will find some great exercises about… drum roll…. accent displacement! Great way to control that topic, can be used for warm up, practicing scales, arpeggios and patterns.

 

2.

How To Practice Dominant Bop Scales On A Blues: self explanatory title!

 

3.

About Swing Eighth Notes: [FREE LESSON] The secret about how to swing eighth notes

 

4.

I Remember You: tunes analyses are often very much appreciated by JVL members. Here is a very thorough series of 5 videos about that song. For all levels

 

5.

From James Moody to Kirk Whalum to me to you: this is for advanced students who want to practice some exercises I got from Kirk Whalum he got from James Moody. 

6.

Major Triads, Major Thirds cycle on Stella By Starlight: [FREE LESSON] for advanced students, I demonstrate how to use exclusively major triads in the transposing cycle of major thirds.

 

7.

Charlie Parker Moose The Mooche: this is part of the Charlie Parker Omnibook Lectures which go over the transcriptions from the omnibook.

 

8.

All Of Me Lesson 3: there are 7 lessons about this standard. In this video we go over the harmonic analysis and the chord scales

 

9.

Rhythm Mastery Lesson 1: in this series of 7 videos we explore some rhythmic exercises that will build up some serious rhythmic strength.

 

10.

Jeannine: fantastic solo by Cannonball Adderley, in depth analysis, for intermediate to advanced students.

 

Top 10 Most Watched Lessons

1.

Articulations: in this lesson you will learn about the different articulations to practice. Beginner to intermediate level.

 

2.

But Not For Me – Part 5: [FREE LESSON] In this lesson I show you an easy and progressive way to build a complex be bop line starting with a very simple melodic material. Beginner to intermediate level.

 

3.

Soul Eyes – Part 6: In this lesson I discuss how to build a Maj7 #5 chord on top of a given chord. Advanced Level.

 

4.

Major triads in the major thirds transposing cycle: [FREE LESSON] Self explanatory title. Advanced level.

 

5.

Minority: another transcription of Cannonball Adderley! Intermediate to advanced level.

 

6.

Now’s The Time (2): from the Charlie Parker Omnibook Lectures.

 

7.

Bop Scales Lesson 1: in this lesson you will learn the fundamental principle of bop scales and you will start learning the IMaj7 bop scale.

 

8.

Scales Exercises: the idea here is to increase the debit of notes instead of increasing the tempo. Intermediate Level.

 

9.

Jazz Harmony Lesson 1: [FREE LESSON] in this lesson you will learn about the different triads. Beginner Level.

 

10.

Autumn Leaves: in this series of 4 videos you will learn about target notes. Beginner to intermediate level.

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