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Short video overview and pdf download list.
Full access on tier 5 on Patreon

Why Playing Maj7 on Min7 Works

Why I Train These 4 Technical Exercises

Strongest Outside Lines w/ Diatonic Arpeggios

Altered Bebop Scale Licks Explained

Jazz Lick Composing – Diatonic 4 Note Cells

This Charlie Parker Phrase Teaches You Epic Jazz

Most Beautiful Jazz Lines With Passing Chords Use Passing Chords

To Compose Amazing Jazz Lines

Epic Altered Dominant Sounds You Need To Know

Articulation Like A Pro

Epic Minor Blues Phrases

3 Tricks To Get The Most Beautiful Jazz Lines

Michael Breckers Chromatic Outside Approach minor third lick

3 Ways To Spice Up Boring Jazz Lines

Barry Harris Chromatic Bebop Approach

E7 Cmaj The Secret Dominant You Did Not Expect

Compose The Most Beautiful Jazz Lines

Blue Bossa – The Best Solo Approach

How To Make Scale Exercises Insanely Musical

Jazz: It’s not about the notes, but how you play them

The Best Way To Practice Everything

Coltrane Epic Minor licks

Is The Metronome Your Friend Or Your Enemy?

How To Giant Steps 8th Notes Solo

Diminished Scale Like Dexter Gordon

Use Bebop Enclosures To Compose Strong Jazz Lines

Minor Chord Extensions That Will Change Your Playing

Triads Are The Strongest Alterations

4 Things I Missed When I Began Improvising

Do You Really Know Your Dominant Chords

Play Giant Steps – Use This Short Cut

Michael Brecker’s Chromatic Approach

Joe Henderson Inspired Upper Structure Licks

Cmaj7 Is So Much More

Use Rhythmic Groupings For Amazing Jazz Lines

Exercise speed and flexibility like this lines repeating

One Arpeggio – Multiple Jazz Lick Composing build lines using the same start

Learn Altissimo Register – Play Jazz Licks Sky High

Apply Michael Breckers Signature Lick chrom to triads how to use

The Rules Of Chromatics in Scales

Coltrane’s Epic Dominant Lines

4 Chromatic Enclosures You Must Know

Know This To Play Cantaloupe Island

One Arpeggio One Scale Jazz Lick Composing

3 Step Approach For Solos on Jazz Standards

4-Note Cells Unlocks Unlimited Solo Lines

5 Step Funky Solo Build Up

The Strongest Arpeggio Fills

One Chromatic enclosure – 4 jazz lines

Crazy Open Pentatonic Chord Sound

3 Step Scale Licks Construction

Most Important Skill For Melodic Jazz Lines

Chord Scale Exercises For Better Solos

3 Genious Michael Brecker II-V-I Licks

3 Amazing ø7 Chord Hacks You Must Know

Easy Trick To Get A Great Sound – play reed 5

3 Best Chord Exercises For Jazz Standards

Giant Steps II-V-I Short Licks

Is Bmaj7 Altered Dominant?
Bebop Approach To All Scales

Most Easy To Use Chromatic Approach Note Patterns

Surprising ø7 Arpeggio Sounds

The Best Bebop Arpeggio Lines

Solid Articulation Like The Pros

Chris Potter Fast Arpeggio Exercises

3 Step Approach To Playing Fast

Fast Chords Like Joe Henderson

How To Play G7alt

Short Cut to Soloing on Autumn Leaves

Coltranes Direct II-V-I Approach

Tasteful Double Time In Pop Music

Double Time Scale And Chord Training

5 Step Approach To Strong 8th Notes

Strongest Chords and Scales Jazz Exercise

The Most Powerful Chord to Scale Jazz Exercises

Do You Know These Triad Upper Structures

The Best Scale Practice On Tunes

The Best Arpeggio Exercise On Tunes

Solo practice tips for stronger improvising

Scale Exercises You Must Know For Jazz

Coltrane Played Minor On Dominants

Crazy Triads + Pentatonic scales in Pop

Most Beautiful Dominant Chord Sound

3 levels of knowing your arpeggios

Use Hip Chromatic Lines in Pop/Soul/Funk

Which Chromatic Line Sounds Better?

Full Range Chords Using the Diminished Scale


Diminished Scale Runs on Dominants

The Impossible Bridge of Invitation

Play Natural II-V to Minor

How to Play Major II-V to Minor

Altered Scale Licks You Must Know

Lydian Altered Dominant

Tritone Substituted Dominant

Michael Brecker Favorite Pentatonic Lick

Jerry Bergonzi Pentatonic Patterns

Michael Brecker Don’t Play The Root

Candy Dulfer Bebop Lines

Michael Brecker Chromatic Pentatonic Licks

The Best Of Sanborn Licks

Michael Brecker Open Up Your Lines / Sanborn Maputo Lick

Coltrane Tenor Madness Lick / Rollins Octatonic Lick

Amazing Precision / Clear Lines / Play What You Hear

Coltrane 4 note shapes / Giant Steps Licks


Michael Brecker on Dominants


Minor Chord Hack / How to growl / Michael Brecker Pentatonics

Coltrane Blues Patterns

Moving Melodic Shapes

Bebop in funk + Coltrane Double time enclosures

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Tenor saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Alto – The Martin Alto
Soprano – Yanagisawa Elimona

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Full solo manual – Autumn Leaves

Full solo manual – Blue Bossa

Full solo manual – Pent Up House – for both Alto and Tenor

Full solo manual – Perdido – for both Alto and Tenor

Full solo manual – Take The A-train – for both Alto and Tenor

Full solo manual – There Will Never Be Another You

Full solo manual – Rhythm Changes

Full solo manual – Blues in concert, alto and tenor key

Solo transcription – Blue Bossa – diatonic chord and scale solo

Solo transcription – On the sunny side of the street – diatonic chord and scale solo

Pentatonic manual vol.1

Bebop practice manual – chromatic surrounding notes – exercises and licks

The overtone manual – exercises and licks Get better control

23 functional major scale exercises + 46 example licks on how to apply

Train your rhythm feel – exercises exploring quarter note and eight notes phrases

60 scale patterns on functional harmony + 20 II-V-I licks using scale patterns

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes

50 shades of Blues – dominant seven building blocks and 20 I-IV dominant lines

20 basic minor II-V-I building blocks + 20 basic minor II-V-I licks – by Søren Ballegaard

32 chromatic approach note bulding blocks + 20 II-V-I using chromaticism

3 of the greatest bebop licks and 100 ways to practise and use them

18 musical scale exercises applied to the major scale+examples licks on how to use

32 chromatic bebop approach note structures and 20 chromatic bebop

64 minor + alternate minor chord building blocks + 24 II-V-I lines using alternate minor

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes

74 one bar tritone substitute dominant lines + 20 II-V-I

Add ons for minor chord solos – minor 6, minor 9, minor major, dominant 7(b9)

Beginning the blues with one pentatonic scale

Blues licks and scales compendium

Chord note solo manual – effortless soloing using only chord notes

Chord pattern exercise manual – basic 7th chords of the major scale

Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords

Dominant chord and scale alteration manual – b9 and b13

Jazz Improvisation step 1 – the chords – blues in C

Jazz improvisation step 2 – from chords to scales – tenor and alto

Play great melodies toolbook

The overtone exercise manual 1.0

The Ultimate Practice Program Planner