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Pocket Jazz

The Pocket Jazz course

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Find, build, and then unleash your hidden jazz abilities !

Play jazz better with over 60 quick, impactful, and entertaining 3-minute improvisation lessons.

PLUS over 100 short video interview excerpts relating to the lesson from jazz masters. (Finally, high quality jazz lessons for short attention spans!)

“Pocket Jazz is a gateway to playing jazz better and to understanding jazz concepts on a much deeper level than has surely ever been available in one place online. One that is appropriate for almost any level of musician provided they have basic competency on an instrument, whatever that instrument may be.”

From the London Jazz News Review by Charlie Rees 
Read the full review.

Improvising with skill and confidence is totally within your grasp.

You just need the right help !

For just $47, become the jazz player you imagine through short entertaining videos by Michael Lake highlighted with relevant video excerpts from interviews with nearly 50 jazz masters.

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Play more melodic solos
Reduce the friction of your instrument - whatever instrument you play - that is getting in the way of playing the music of your imagination.
Eliminate your inner dialog and self-doubt
With all the self-talk, second-guessing, and worry about the next chord, is it any wonder that less than your full potential is coming out of your instrument?
Learn some fundamental music theory
How much theory should you know? As much as is helpful to you without it getting in the way of the music. You'll learn that here.
Get practical tips on practicing much more effectively.
Learn how to make the most of your time and effort. Discover the routine that works best for you
Hear from the world's leading jazz masters
An important part of Pocket Jazz is the over 100 short video clips extracted from my long-form interviews. Each clip relates either directly or indirectly to the lesson being taught.
Important listening
A course on music has to have listening examples. Most Pocket Jazz lessons have Spotify tracks that are either mentioned within the lesson, or are related to the topic. over 100 of them.
Play more melodic solos
Reduce the friction of your instrument - whatever instrument you play - that is getting in the way of playing the music of your imagination.
Eliminate your inner dialog and self-doubt
With all the self-talk, second-guessing, and worry about the next chord, is it any wonder that less than your full potential is coming out of your instrument?
Learn some fundamental music theory
How much theory should you know? As much as is helpful to you without it getting in the way of the music. You'll learn that here.
Get practical tips on practicing much more effectively.
Learn how to make the most of your time and effort. Discover the routine that works best for you
Hear from the world's leading jazz masters
An important part of Pocket Jazz is the over 100 short video clips extracted from my long-form interviews. Each clip relates either directly or indirectly to the lesson being taught.
Important listening
A course on music has to have listening examples. Most Pocket Jazz lessons have Spotify tracks that are either mentioned within the lesson, or are related to the topic. over 100 of them.
In my opinion, many modern jazz You-Tubers seem to have forgotten the art of expression in jazz and have chosen a "higher, faster, louder" approach which has literally prevented me from progressing. Hearing your input along with other experienced players, has set me on a new course with a mindset of discovery.

It is SO worth the money I paid and I am only in the beginning stages of the course!
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Sharilynn Horhota
Classical and Jazz Floutist

For $49, you will get a lifetime of...

58 video lessons

121 master
interview excerpts

115 audio tracks

eBook of all video lesson transcriptions

The Pocket Jazz course

Entire bundle: $47.00

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"Studied music for three years and only scratched the surface of this video… Thank you!"
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"Awesome advice for any instrument."
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"I find myself eager to practice after listening to your videos. Thanks for your work here."
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"Great tips. This is exactly what I need to work on."
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1. Do your solos feel more like a string of notes instead of melody?

Pocket Jazz will put your focus back where it belongs: on the music you hear in your head. Whatever we focus on, we will achieve. If you continue to focus on scales, patterns, and licks, your ‘improvisation’ will be scales, patterns, and licks.

2. When you solo, do you feel unprepared just hoping for the best?

Pocket jazz will give you exercises that will build your musical connection to your instrument – any instrument – so that you can for once feel confident in your ability to make satisfying music.

3. Are you feeling stuck in your playing and not making progress?

Between the entertaining lessons and the interview excerpts from master jazz musicians, Pocket Jazz will give you fresh and fun things to work on in order to build your jazz playing. 

Entire bundle: $47.00

If for any reason, you don't think you got $47 worth of value from Pocket Jazz,
I'll happily refund you every penny, and you can keep access to the entire course.

(You’ll be the first person ever to request a refund from me!)

Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180 bpm
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm

This is just a fake book example for the type of website I can build for you. Just trying to use a little humor here!