Congratulations on making it to the end of this free video series. Just by observing these three great Masters, you’ve already taken steps towards improving your capabilities. By the simple act of watching these classes, you will be making changes to your thinking: some small, some big. It is sometimes amazing how much our minds can learn just be taking the simple step of watching a video with an intent of learning.
Take a moment to think about your own practice list.
What areas have you found yourself focusing on recently?
Are you focusing on learning more songs in depth? Composing? Ear training? Sight reading? Comping? Improvising?
And what about things you might want to do someday? Maybe it’s playing a duet with one of your heroes. Maybe it’s performing your own music in front of a nice sized audience. Maybe it’s simply bringing more musical beauty to this world playing in local venues, performing your own creations, or growing your own Youtube channel?
Not too long ago, Neilson’s ratings reported that the jazz genre eclipsed classical as the least popular genre.
But if you’re like us, you realize that the jazz genre is only a small part of what learning the jazz style is all about.
- – Jazz is imaginative yet thoughtful.
- – It’s allowing yourself to think differently about songs you learn.
- – It’s not being satisfied with playing something just like someone else does, or even playing exactly as you did the previous time.
- – It’s simultaneously being happy with what you just played, and then heading back to the practice room to do it even better the next time around.
Jazz is growing. Evolving. It’s improving every year.
Your musical journey is likely the same, growing and evolving every year.