New Jazz Web Site: Jazz Lessons Online with Ed Byrne


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It is now possible to learn jazz in real time, face to face, with jazz master Ed Byrne.

You can now take highly personalized jazz lessons as if you're in Ed's music studio without ever leaving your home using free internet software.

Ed has had many mentions in the press and in publications. He was nominated Best Trombone Soloist by Latin New York magazine.

His composition “Fenway Funk" was a Grammy Award Nominee, and he also played lead trombone on Eddie Palmieri's Grammy Award winner Unfinished Masterpiece.

Ed is familiar with academia, and has vast knowledge of jazz theory. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies, and he has taught at Berklee College, Baruch College, the University of the Arts and the University of Rhode Island.

Ed's method, Linear Improvisation, has received global acclaim. He toured the Americas, France, Germany & Sweden teaching his method in many different universities and conservatories, and he has been helping students worldwide through the help of the internet.

Ed has 40 years of experience performing in front of audiences. He has has performed in most of the top spots in the world, including Madison Square Garden, The Blue Note, Village Vanguard and Carnegie Hall.

Partial List of Artists Ed Performed with As A Soloist:

Dizzy Gillespie
Tom Harrell
David Murray
Herbie Hancock
Archie Shepp
Charles Mingus
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Chet Baker
Don Sebesky
Johnny Hartman
Joe Henderson
Gunther Schuller
Buddy Rich
Lionel Hampton
George Russell
Maynard Ferguson
Mel Torme
Blood, Sweat and Tears
James Brown
Three Degrees
Manu Dibango
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Chairmen of the Board
Four Tops
Ashford & Simpson
David Ruffin
Eddie Palmieri
Hector Lavoe
Larry Harlow
El Gran Combo
Fanya All Stars
Celia Cruz
Willie Colon
Tito Puente
Cahunto Libre
Ruben Blades
Ray Barretto

And the list goes on. Although he's a top level performer, he's been teaching jazz improvisation throughout his entire career. He genuinely loves teaching, and he cares about the progress of each of his students.

Benefits of Jazz Lessons Online:

First, this is a brand new technology, and this is the first time in history something like this has been offered. Some people may not quite grasp the scope of exactly what is being offered here.

These are online jazz lessons. You get to learn jazz in the privacy of your own home, without lugging your instruments around or wasting a half hour two ways driving to see your teacher.

You get to learn at your own pace, in a 100% personalized manner. Ed will make suggestions about which areas you should work on, but for example, you wanted to focus on ear training, or accompaniment, you could do just that. Ed is there to propel you toward your own musical goals.

These lessons are live and in real time. While you are in your space with your instrument, Ed is in his studio listening to you. You will have real-time conversations with him, getting feedback on your playing. The entire process is an extremely intimate experience.

This is NOT like those typical online college courses in which you simply do required reading and take online quizzes. It is personalized as though you are with Ed in person in his studio, despite being hundreds or even thousands of miles away. The lessons are a full hour long, and each one will bring you to a new level of skill and musical awareness.

His perfoming experience with jazz legends, as well as his studies in Western Art music, has enabled Ed to distill this knowledge into a powerful new approach to the teaching of improvisation: Linear Improvisation. It is a much more effective method than chordscale theory.

Get live feedback on your playing.

Hear the nuances and phrasing of Ed's own personal examples.

Learn the distinct styles of world reknowned jazz greats.

Take the shortest, most direct route to reaching your musical goals.

Develop your tonal memory.

Extend your vocabulary.

Learn to improvise on a tune's primary materials.

Ed is offering live jazz lessons for those musicians who are seriously interested in learning jazz online. These lessons are available to anyone, regardless of age, background or jazz experience. Ed has taken people from classical, blues and rock backgrounds and has put them on the right track to building a solid jazz vocabulary.

Since Ed teaches each and every student personally, space is limited.



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