How To Play Jazz - Free, Online

Essential how to play jazz and jazz music theory available free online:

A Jazz Improvisation Primer
Comprehensive and useful online introduction to jazz music theory from Marc Sabatella, very clearly and perceptively presented. Recommended

Jazz Theory And Improvisation
Online introduction to jazz music theory from Pete Thomas

The Nature of the Guitar
Series of on-line articles illustrating Pat Martino's theory of jazz guitar (accessed from the Pat Martino home page by selecting 'The Nature of the Guitar' from sidebar)

Hurdaudio
Devin Hurd's exceptional blog featuring innovative approach to modal scales, reviews of avant garde music, jazz and much more

Relaxin' At Camarillo
Excellent blog on playing jazz guitar; interesting theory, humorous articles.....

Your Guide to Jazz Guitar
Background musical theory on how to play jazz guitar

Jazz Guitar Lessons Online
Background musical theory on how to play jazz guitar wih Real Audio examples

Learn Jazz Piano
Scott Ranney's site on how to play jazz piano

How To Play Jazz Saxophone
Free video lessons on how to play jazz saxophone

How To Play Electric Bass
Free video lessons on how to play electric bass

How To Play Upright Bass
Free video lessons on how to play upright bass

How To Play Jazz Guitar for Beginners
Free video lessons by John Armstrong on how to play jazz guitar for beginners

How To Play Jazz Guitar for Intermediate Players
Free video lessons by John Armstrong on how to play jazz guitar for intermediate players

How To Play Jazz Guitar for Advanced Players
Free video lessons by John Armstrong on how to play jazz guitar for advanced players

Expert Village
Almost 1,000 videos on jazz guitar technique at Expert Village!

How To Get Jazz Guitar Sound
Free video lessons on how to get a jazz guitar sound

Berklee Free Music Tuition Online
Downloadable pdfs and video clips from Berklee College of Music covering introduction to playing jazz piano, guitar, horns, drums...... Includes tips on improvising and performing. Contributions from Joe Lovano, John LaPorta and many others. Now updated to include a great deal of free material.

Berklee Free Guitar Tuition
Free video based tuition for guitar.

Chordhouse - Piano Room
Brilliant free online chord and scales simulator for piano by Erik van der Neut. Plays chords and scales in any key in choice of instrument while showing keyboard fingering. Very sophisticated range of chord types and scale types (modes)

Chordhouse - Guitar Room
Free online chord and scales simulator for guitar by Erik van der Neut. As in Piano Room, shows fingering for guitar for chords and scales in any key with very sophisticated range of chord types and scale types (modes) but in this case with no sounds

How Music Really Works
A very basic introduction for complete beginners. The first 6 chapters of the Wayne Chase book available free online. Not particularly jazz orientated but very clear and readable introduction to tones and overtones (Chapter 3), scales and intervals (Chapter 4), keys and modes (Chapter 5) and chords and chord progressions (Chapter 6)

Jazz Trumpet
Trumpet player Jeff Helgesen's resource for jazz trumpet: tribute pages to Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard,Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw; pdfs of musical transcriptions; article bank.

Eric Marienthal's two hour practice routine
Free practice exercises by the well respected sax player.



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6 comments:

Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Legend said...

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