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Jazz Ear Training: The Best Ear Training Guide For Jazz Musicians

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You've heard the gospel: if you want to play jazz, you need to train your ears! That might be easier said than done though. Where do you start? And if you're a bit more advanced, how do you train your ears in a way that impacts your playing? In this article, I'll explain why ear training is important and how to do it. Introduction To Jazz Ear Training Ear training, why should I even bother? There are tons ...

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Seven Free or Inexpensive Ways to Get Featured At All About Jazz

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All About Jazz & Jazz Near You offer a variety of promotional opportunities for music professionals. From musicians and publicists to venues, festivals and record labels, there are several ways to reach the largest network of jazz fans, jazz influencers, and industry professionals online. In this article, we list two free services and five inexpensive services to help you establish a presence at All About Jazz... a presence that will serve you for years to come. Standard Musician ...

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Media and Industry Tips for the Accomplished Jazz Musician

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Are you releasing your next recording? Are you an independent artist? Is getting that crucial interview to further your music career on your bucket list?—A couple of key points: For reviews, interviews, or story coverage (generally speaking), print editors of magazines require a listen three months' notice BEFORE your release date. Newspapers need one month's notice (sometimes two months if it is a larger event) for story coverage. Major publications are able to jump online with publishing very ...

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A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz

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If you're reading this, you're likely either a performer, or own / manage a performance venue. Are you wondering how to stay connected with your audiences? Are you thinking about maximizing your reach, after all the quarantines and stay-at-home orders are lifted? Internet livestreaming could help you reach audiences who can't leave their homes now, and may help you expand your audience after the crisis begins to recede. Some important questions to ask are: How much of the ...

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A Guide To Live Streaming And Best Practices

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With COVID-19 upending our lives over the last two months, finding ways to replace lost income has become vital to many of us--not to mention connection to community and just the act of MAKING MUSIC. With jny: Seattle being an original hot spot for the coronavirus, our community had to move fast to find ways to stay connected. As a Seattle drummer and record label partner, the need to create concepts and protocols seemed urgent, so I put ...

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Creating An Album Discography at All About Jazz: A How-To Guide

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All About Jazz created album discographies from our deep archive of album reviews and from the Discogs.com API in January 2015, resulting in over 100,000 album records in our database. And thanks in part to our musician and writing community, we've added nearly 40,000 albums since. You can read more about the seeds of the discography project here. In this article we'll explain how to add, update, and delete albums associated with a musician page. Our ...

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Banner Advertising: Questions to Ask, What to Look For and Red Flags

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As a leader in the online jazz music space, and with years of hands-on experience at managing advertising sales and ad serving software, I felt it was a good time to help the many newcomers to this arena better understand how banner advertising works, and offer sound solutions and insights when making purchasing decisions. I'm going to shoot straight with you. Many of my comments below are based on conversations I've had with various advertisers over the last ...


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