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Wayne Shorter's Advice

Now into his eighties Wayne Shorter is one of the living legends of jazz music. He is one of the great jazz composers as well as tenor saxophone players, so when he gives advice it is well worth listening to. And what’s his advice? Read a lot.

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Two Ways To Listen

In Roy Peter Clark’s “Writing Tools” he mentions that as a writer there are two types of reading: reading for content and reading for analysis. By reading for content he means just the usual type of reading to learn about something or just for enjoyment, by reading with X-Ray vision, as he calls it, you read to understand the what the writer is doing and how. Of course, these two levels of reading for writers are applicable as two levels of listening for musicians...

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How to practice jazz drums

Practice, practice, practice. That’s what they say and it’s true. The key to getting good at anything, from jazz drumming to languages, is to practice. However, any old practice won’t do, you need to pay attention to how you practice. In this post, I will give you a few tips on how to get the most out of your practice sessions ...

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