Memorizing simple tunes is the shortest way to get your jazz mojo swinging. The method below is based on the wise words of Louis Armstrong and teaching experience of Lenny Tristano. I credit the singing of the chord roots to Aaron Goldberg who I spent a week studying with in 2018. Singing the roots was his insight.
Let us consider the benefit of sing the bass lines in the manner above
If I can help you through these steps, please call me.
Revised June 2023
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.