The Lost Chapter: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts

I've been focusing on rhythmic concepts with my private students this month, and...


The Living Jazz Tradition - Price Reduction

For the second printing of my book The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative...


Does Jazz Harmony Exist?

You may have read my post Where Jazz Theory Got it Wrong, which outlines why...


Jazz Improvisation via 4-Bar Riff Tunes

When leading jazz improvisation workshops, I like to teach simple riff blues...


Limiting Beliefs About Teaching Improvisation

I'm preparing a clinic for music educators at the WMEA conference in February...


The Magic Mode

Internalizing the sound, character, and mood-states of modes helps us develop a...


Thematic Improvisation Playlist

Thematic improvisation is the process of embellishing, developing, changing,...


What Should You Think About While Improvising?

Playing what your hear? The chord changes? The melody? Listening to the band?...


Dissolve the Fear of Improvisation (Video)

Fear and anxiety are the biggest roadblocks to creative music making. The good...


New Podcast Interview

I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend Karl Benitez and his co-host...